Medical students find out school will be tuition free

Students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine erupted in cheers and tears on Monday as Dr Ruth Gottesman, a former professor, announced the school would be tuition-free because of her $1bn donation.

The college is in the Bronx, New York City’s poorest borough. Tuition at the school is nearly $59,000 (£46,500) each year and Dr Gottesman’s gift is the largest donation ever given to a medicine school in the US.

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