Free Medical School!

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by nitro, Aug 19, 2009.

Should all higher education be free?

  1. Yes. This is the future of higher learning.

    19 vote(s)
  2. No. You get what you pay for.

    11 vote(s)
  3. I don't know.

    1 vote(s)
  4. I don't care.

    5 vote(s)
  1. nitro


    I just saw a segment on CNBC and found it incredibly interesting. It appears that the University of Central Florida is offering free medical school costs!!! These costs easily top $50k a year. The one problem I think is that the University is not yet a fully accredited medical school.

    CNN apparently also ran an article on it a while back:
  2. Interesting. I project that most schools will be free within 10 years. although the barriers to entry will be much higher--tests, etc.

  3. 3121


    One hellava great bargain for a lucky few!
  4. i think MIT already has all its curiculum for free on the web.... its very likely a precursor to all schools being free with very high entry criteria....
  5. aegis


  6. Awesome....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Next step....

    Actual free education....

    And granting degrees via remote access....

    Anywhere in the world.....

    Hat's off to MIT.....UCF....

    The future of education....

    Internet based ....FREE....for those who WANT it....

    The haves and the have nots will come closer together on this one....

    Competition on the internet happens fast....

    Interesting ...AMA allowing this to happen....???? UCF ????
  7. drcha


    Making medical school free still does not allow any sufficiently bright and prepared person to go there. The student would still need support. It is a double-time job to go to medical school, not something one can do while working at a regular job.
  8. aegis


    But it's AACSB accredited and relatively inexpensive ($9k). Stetson wanted double that. There's no reason to take on more debt when I don't have to.
    #10     Aug 19, 2009