For more than 150 years, the MU School of Medicine has focused on saving and improving lives through exemplary education, research and patient care. With robust programs to help alleviate Missouri’s physician shortage and an innovative Patient-Based Learning curriculum, which is used as a model by medical schools across the country, the MU School of Medicine continues its tradition of excellence.
While competition among medical schools for top students increases, it is more important than ever that the School of Medicine is able to offer competitive financial aid packages to deserving students. With federal and state budget reductions, this is only possible through private philanthropy.
Because more than half of medical students list scholarship assistance as a determining factor when selecting a school, the Medical School Scholarship Fund provides an enormous advantage in recruiting the brightest medical students to Mizzou. Even with financial aid, the average debt of our students upon graduation is more than $200,000.
Lessening student debt frees medical students to pursue the area of medicine where their passions lie regardless of the earning potential. It also allows them to focus less on financial burdens and more on becoming outstanding healers.