The high cost of being an (aspiring) medical student

White, Alexander N. J.
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/18/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 11, p1228
Academic Journal
The article explores the high cost of being a medical student in Canada. Applying to the six medical schools in Ontario costs $660. Taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) requires $100-$200 on study materials. The test itself costs $210. The rate for classroom-style preparation course is $450-$1,700. Tuition and residence cost around $10,000. The author believes Canada should consider adopting a program similar to that of the Association of American Medical Colleges' fee assistance scheme.


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