Top Medical Schools in the US : Cost Overview

Top Medical Schools in the US : Cost Overview





Medical education, training methodology and tuition fee varies considerably across the world. Costs of medical education in top medical schools in the US is rising every year. US medical schools are among the top ranked medical schools in the world. The question that bothers everyone’s mind who wishes to attain the knowledge and the skills of Medicine is the fee structure of the various medical schools across the United States. According to a report, incoming students pay an average of $49,369 in tuition at private medical schools. The average in-state tuition at the public schools in US that submitted the data, in contrast, was $30,824.




Today we present you the rough estimation cost of top medical schools in United States. The medical schools listed below are among the top ranked medical schools in the world.

 

Harvard Medical School

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Harvard Medical School ,  the graduate medical school of Harvard University was founded in 1782. Its mission of education, research and clinical care is being supported by 2,900 full- and part-time voting faculty members consisting of assistant, associate, and full professors, and over 5,000 full or part-time, non-voting instructors. Students are divided into five academic societies, which offer mentoring and advising and enable team-based learning under faculty supervision. Harvard University is the top ranked university in the world for medical education.

The application fee at Harvard University is $100. Its tuition is full-time: $58,050.00

 

 

 

Howard University College of Medicine

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It is an academic division of Howard University. Located at Howard University Health Sciences Center in Washington D.C. It was founded in 1968 A.D. The school grants the doctor of medicine (MD), Ph.D., MS and MPH. The total enrollment of the school is 720 candidates.

Tuition fee comprises of $45,254.00.   Total cost  including Books/supplies, Room, Meals/boards, Incidentals, Transportation, Computer laptop allowance, Computer tech fee, Disability, Association, Comprehensive, Standard patient and Simulation lab is  $75,748.00

 

 

 

John Hopkins University School of Medicine

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It is the academic medical teaching and research arm medical center of  Johns Hopkins University. It is located in Baltimore, Maryland.  The total enrollment of the school is 471. John Hopkins Hospital holds a glorious history in Medicine with numerous medical breakthroughs  occurring within its premises.

Tuition fee in this medical school is around $50,160.00.  Total cost  including Health Insurance Premium, University Health Service fee, Dental insurance, Matriculation Fee, Imaging fee, books and supplies, Room and board, travel expenses and loan fees  is around $72,485.00

 

 

 

Stanford University School of Medicine

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It is the academic medical teaching and research arm of Stanford University and is located in Stanford, California. The college was acquired by Stanford in 1908 AD. The medical school moved to Stanford Campus Palo, Alto, California in1959 AD.  Since, then it has become one of the best medical schools in the US. The total enrollment of the school is 487.

Tuition fee comprises of $18,109.00. Total cost  including Application fee, ASSU associated students of Stanford university fee, Document fee, Campus health service fee,  Health Insurance, Housing and Meal Plans is around $54,327.00.

 

 

 

University of California-San Francisco

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It is the part of the University of California system. It is a research university located in San Francisco, California. It was formed as Toland Medical College in 1864AD and in 1873AD. it became affiliated with the University of California. The total school enrollment is 633.

The tuition  fee  is around $15,102.00 and including other expenses the total fee is around $45,665.00

 

 

 

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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It is a graduate school of Columbia University that is located in  the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Founded in 1767 AD by Samuel Bard as the department of King’s college, the college of physicians and surgeons was the first medical school in thirteen colonies and hence, the United States, to award the Doctor of Medicine(MD) degree.



Beginning in 1993 AD,  it was the first medical school to hold the white coat ceremony. Today, it is one of the top medical schools in the US producing highly competitive physicians and surgeons every year.  The total enrollment of the school is around 660.  Tuition fee is around $57,634.00 and by including Books, Supplies, Equipments and Housing  the total cost comes to be around $87,692.00.

 

 

 

Duke University School of Medicine

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The Duke University School of Medicine was established in 1952AD by James B. Duke. The school of medicine has earned its reputation as one of the world’s foremost patient care and biomedical research institution. The total enrollment of the school is around 478.

The tuition fee is around $57,100.00.  Total cost including Student Health Fee, Student Government(Davison), Graduate student activity fee, Student services fee, Transcript fee, Recreation fee, Technology fee, Rent, Food, Books and supplies comes to be  around $85,772.

 

 

 

Washington University School of Medicine

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Located in St. Louis , Missouri, is the medical school of Washington University in St. Louis on the eastern border of Forest Park in St. Louis. It was founded in 1891AD. It also offers doctorate degree in biomedical research through Division of Biology and Biological Sciences. The school is currently ranked 6th in research but has been ranked as high as 2nd in 2003AD and 2004AD. the total enrollment of the school is 507.

The tuition fee of the school is about $50,650.00. Total cost including other expenses such as student activities fee, health and wellness fee, room and board  is around $71,976.00.

 

 

 

University of Michigan

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Michigan is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1871AD in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, it was officially renamed as University of Michigan in 1821AD. It is one of the top ranked public university in the world that allows enrollments in various disciplines of Medicine. Michigan is classified as a  Doctoral University with very high research by Carnegie foundation. The total enrollment of the school is around 719.

Including various expenses the total cost for the resident is around $60,594.00 and that of non resident is around $79,558.00.

 

 

 

Yale University School of Medicine

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It is an American Private Ivy League Research University in New Heaven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 AD,  it is the third oldest institution for higher education in the United States and of the colonial colleges charted before American Revolution. The total enrollment of the school is 411.

Tuition fee of the school is around $35,654.00.  The total expense including Activity fee, Books and Supplies, Equipment fee, Technology fee, Room and board is around $64,990.00

 

 

These are some of the top medical schools in the US with average tuition costs. Choose the ones that meet your expenses. In case you cannot afford any of the cost of medical schools in USA listed above, go for cheap medical schools in the United States. While applying for cheapest medical schools, always check their university rankings before you enroll in any of their programs. If you think of any other medical school in United States missing in this list, kindly share it on a comment section below.


REFERENCES

  • World Directory of Medical Schools- https://wdoms.org,  Accessed : 15th July 2017
  • 10 Private Medical Schools With the Highest Tuition- https://usnews.com, Accessed : 15th July 2017

  • Harvard Medical School, Official Website -https:// hms.harvard.edu , Accessed : 15th July 2017
  • John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Official Website – https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/, Accessed : 15th July 2017
  • Howard University School of Medicine, Official Website – https://medicine.howard.edu/, Accessed : 15th July 2017
  • Stanford University School of Medicine – https://med.stanford.edu/, Accessed : 16th July 2017
  • Washington University School of Medicine -https://medicine.wustl.edu/, Accessed : 16th July 2017
  • Yale University School of Medicine, Official Website – https://medicine.yale.edu/, Accessed : 16th July 2017
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Official Website – https://medschool.duke.edu/,Accessed : 16th July 2017

 

Article was contributed by Dr. Subhash Shrestha and edited by Update Medicine Team.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Subhash Shrestha started his medical career an intern doctor in Orthopedics managing life threatening acute traumatic cases. He is currently working in Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology.