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Tuition, Debt, and Medicine: The intersection of cost and value for future doctors

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, over 80% of medical school graduates leave school with debt. The median amount of education debt carried by U.S. medical graduates in 2015 was over $180,000. This is significant but surmountable, given the salary of a physician. However, the bigger Caribbean schools do not leave students with an average amount of academic debt. In fact, they can leave them repaying nearly twice as much. They also force students to deal with high attrition rates, 300+ member starting classes, and a sink-or-swim approach to both basic sciences and clinical rotations. 

The question, then, is this: is the greater cost worth it? Do you truly "get what you pay for" in that environment? Or is there a better option? One that also has a demonstrably better dedication to your future? Financially, culturally, academically, and professionally? 

We think so. And it shows in tuition, outcomes, and ROI.

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How Do Medical Schools Compare? Tuition and Outcome

Many of the 'Big Caribbean Medical Schools' want you to believe the old adage, 'You get what you pay for'. Does the end justify the means? Must you spend $200,000 plus in tuition (never mind fees, living expense, housing) in order to secure a Residency match? The answer is no. The cost of attending medical school ranges from less expensive options to very expensive options. While it's probably fair to suggest that the lowest cost options offer less student resources, what do the schools on the high end have to show for their price tags at rates that exceed top ranked U.S. schools like Johns Hopkins and Stanford Schools of Medicine?

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Trinity School of Medicine Approved by VA for GI Bill Benefits

Trinity School of Medicine Earns Veterans Administration Approval 

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Carlson's Caribbean Adventure: A Trinity Student Blog

Want a direct student perspective? Read Moriah Carlson's blog about life on St. Vincent and her husband's time at Trinity!