Daily Digit: You can now become a doctor tuition-free

Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at the free tuition NYU is offering to all current and future medical students. Yearly tuition of $55,018 is covered, but not room and board or other living expenses that can amount to $29,000 each year. Seventy-five percent of all U.S. medical students in 2017 graduated with a median debt of $192,000, and it’s one of the reasons the U.S. is experiencing a shortage of primary care physicians. So if you’re planning to go to medical school, now is the time.