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School of Medicine Ranks as One of Country’s Least Expensive Private Medical Schools

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Sept.  16 – Wake Forest School of Medicine has been ranked #9 on  U.S. News and World Report’s Short List of 10 Least Expensive Private Medical Schools.

"Wake Forest is in good company on this list,” said Edward Abraham, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine. “Being one of the most affordable private schools, coupled with our outstanding reputation, makes Wake Forest School of Medicine a coveted place to be for future doctors.”

Wake Forest School of Medicine is also ranked #45 in research and #37 in primary care by U.S. News and World Report and its joint program for nurse anesthetists ranked 7th while the physician assistant training program ranked18th.

Among the 63 private medical programs surveyed annually by U.S. News, 52 reported annual tuition and fees data for the 2010-2011 academic year. Overall, medical students at private schools spent an average of $43,962 annually in tuition and required fees. For those students attending one of the 10 least expensive private medical schools in the country, annual tuition and fees were an average of $36,225 annually.

Medical schools that were designated by U.S. News as Unranked were not considered for this report. The other schools listed were: Baylor College of Medicine (Texas); Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Pa.); Mayo Medical School (Minn.); University of Pikeville (Ky.); Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Va.); University of Miami; Howard University (DC); Mercer University (Ga.); and Morehouse School of Medicine (Ga).

The U.S. News Short List is separate from its overall rankings and is used as a regular series that highlights individual data points to provide students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.

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