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Med school on the cheap: Why becoming a doctor in Texas is a bargain

With a state law capping tuition for medical school, many aspiring doctors are deciding to stay in (or move back to) Texas for their education.
The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston is one of several public schools in Texas with capped tuition, making medical school affordable.

AUSTIN — When Caitlin Comfort decided to go to medical school, the Yale grad had her heart set on staying on the East Coast. But her wallet had different ideas. Facing $90,000 per year price tags for tuition, she said no thanks, and started applying to schools back home in Texas.

That’s exactly what state legislators and educators want.

In Texas, a caps tuition at public medical colleges in a bid to bridge a doctor shortage by a) getting students like Comfort to come back,

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