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Medical school awards scholarships to delay student enrollment

Residency Program Insider, July 22, 2016

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When more students accepted admission to the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health this fall than anticipated, the school resorted to paying for scholarships to students willing to defer their enrollment or reorganize their courses. The school has room for 176 students but sent acceptance letters to 282 applicants, assuming about 40% would decline. When 196 students accepted, the school chose to keep the class size to a manageable number by offering the scholarships.

Private scholarship funds will be used to award three students $25,000 for deferring their enrollment for a year. Seventeen other students will have a year of tuition covered and receive $5,000 for enrolling in a one-year public health program—required if they want to receive a master’s degree in public health—instead of entering their first year of medical school.

Source: Wisconsin State Journal



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