Medical School Tuition in Canada and the US in 2021

Tuition fees at all US and Canadian Medical Schools

Updated: January 1, 2021

Medical school is extremely pricey, if we combine the cost of books, food, and housing, it still wouldn't amount to the most expensive overhead: medical school tuition. Ten years ago in the US, average yearly tuition, fees and health insurance for a resident attending a public medical school was $24,778 and $42,828 for private school. Non-residents spent on average $44,000 at both public and private schools. Fast forward to today and we see that those same costs have increased roughly 52% for residents at public schools, 41% for residents at private schools, and 41% for non-residents at either type of school.

Resident students now spend an average of $37,556 to attend a public medical school with non-residents spending significantly more, around $62,000. Whether you're an in-state or out of state applicant, you could spend over $65,000 to attend private school. So, if you're thinking “What am I going to do?” and “Is medical school worth it?” you're not alone. Fear not, the first step in preparing for such a large investment is to be aware of the tuition fees at each medical school so you can determine which schools are affordable for you. 

This blog will list in-state vs out of state tuition at every allopathic medical school in the US and Canada. 

Here's what we will cover:

US Medical School Tuition

Canadian Medical School Tuition

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US Medical School Tuition

Albany Medical College

In state: $58,221

Out of state: $58,221

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In state: $57,020

Out of state: $57,020

Baylor College of Medicine

In state: $22,501

Out of state: $35,601

Boston University School of Medicine

In state: $63,860

Out of state: $63,860

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

In state: $23,232

Out of state: N/A

California Northstate University College of Medicine

In state: $60,377

Out of state: N/A

California University of Science and Medicine – School of Medicine

In state: $60,250

Out of state: N/A

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

In state: $51,723

Out of state: $64,208

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

In state: $65,641

Out of state: $65,641

Central Michigan University College of Medicine

In state: $43,055

Out of state: $68,690

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

In state: $31,750

Out of state: $67,892

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

In state: $60,569

Out of state: $60,569

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

In state: $65,425

Out of state: $65,425

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

In state: $42,769

Out of state: $66,530

Creighton University School of Medicine

In state: $60,214

Out of state: $60,214

CUNY School of Medicine

In state: $41,912

Out of state: N/A

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

In state: $53,190

Out of state: $53,190

Drexel University College of Medicine

In state: $59,980

Out of state: $59,980

Duke University School of Medicine

In state: $63,640

Out of state: $63,640

East Tennessee State James H. Quillen College of Medicine

In state: $35,027

Out of state: $69,114

Eastern Virginia Medical School

In state: $35,980

Out of state: $59,906

Emory University School of Medicine

In state: $52,212

Out of state: $52,212

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

In state: $38,013

Out of state: $69,513

Florida State University College of Medicine

In state: $26,658

Out of state: $61,210

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

In state: $60,610

Out of state: $60,610

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

In state: $67,794

Out of state: $67,794

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

In state: $57,680

Out of state: $63,880

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

In state: $62,580

Out of state: $62,580

Georgetown University School of Medicine

In state: $62,893

Out of state: $62,893

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

In state: $63,870

Out of state: $63,870

Harvard Medical School

In state: $65,203

Out of state: $65,203

Howard University

In state: $48,479

Out of state: $48,470

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

In state: $57,036

Out of state: $57,036

Indiana University School of Medicine

In state: $36,136

Out of state: $61,444

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

In state: $46,720

Out of state: $68,210

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

In state: $56,837

Out of state: $56,837

Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

In state: Waived for entering classes between 2020- 2024

Out of state: Waived for entering classes between 2020- 2024

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

In state: $65,439

Out of state: $65,439

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

In state: $54,553

Out of state: $57,775

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

In state: $59,820

Out of state: $59,820

Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans

In state: $32,937

Out of state: $61,115

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

In state: $29,344

Out of state: $61,166

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

In state: $59,993

Out of state: $59,993

Marshall University Joan C, Edwards School of Medicine

In state: $23,904

Out of state: $56,688

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

In state: $57,170

Out of state: $57,170

McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

In state: $20,907

Out of state: $29,858

Medical College of Georgia At Augusta University

In state: $31,671

Out of state: $60,595

Medical College of Wisconsin

In state: $51,937

Out of state: $55,757

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

In state: $40,201

Out of state: $69,501

Meharry Medical College

In state: $56,232

Out of state: $56,232

Mercer University School of Medicine

In state: $42,586

Out of state: N/A

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

In state: $31,358

Out of state: $58,112

Morehouse School of Medicine

In state: $46,874

Out of state: N/A

New York Medical College

In state: $57,182

Out of state: $57,182

New York University Grossman School of Medicine

In state: $60,222

Out of state: $60,222

New York University Long Island School of Medicine

In state: $58,058

Out of state: N/A

Northeast Ohio Medical University

In state: $42,200

Out of state: $80,301

Northwest University the Feinberg School of Medicine

In state: $62,916

Out of state: $62,916

Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

In state: $56,288

Out of state: $62,875

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

In state: $56,522

Out of state: $56,522

Ohio State University College of Medicine

In state: $34,376

Out of state: $58,154

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

In state: $45,840

Out of state: $69,196

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

In state: $51,032

Out of state: $51,032

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In state: $65,343

Out of state: $65,343

Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine

In state: $40,813

Out of state: $63,103

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

In state: $47,493

Out of state: $68,983

Robert Larner M.D College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

In state: $39,904

Out of state: $67,004

Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

In state: $55,987

Out of state: $55,987

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

In state: $43,031

Out of state: $65,447

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

In state: $42,981

Out of state: $65,397

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

In state: $56,797

Out of state: $56,797

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

In state: $27,165

Out of state: $34,665

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

In state: $59,485

Out of state: $59,485

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

In state: $37,192

Out of state: N/A

Stanford University

In state: $61,328

Out of state: $61,328

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

In state: $44,376

Out of state: $65,866

State University of New York Upstate Medical University

In state: $45,197

Out of state: $66,687

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

In state: $57,500

Out of state: $57,500

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

In state: $19,724

Out of state: $32,824

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

In state: $19,568

Out of state: $32,668

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

In state: $18,808

Out of state: $31,908

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

In state: $19,637

Out of state: $35,509

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

In state: $35,443

Out of state: $66,944

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

In state: $64,248

Out of state: $64,248

Tufts University School of Medicine

In state: $64,570

Out of state: $64,570

Tulane University School of Medicine

In state: $65,132

Out of state: $65,132

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

In state: $0

Out of state: $0

Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine

In state: $39,122

Out of state: $47,097

University of Alabama School of Medicine

In state: $32,188

Out of state: $65,854

University of Arizona College of Medicine

In state: $33,936

Out of state: $55,514

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

In state: $33,402

Out of state: $54,980

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

In state: $34,693

Out of state: $67,703

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

In state: $41,231

Out of state: $53,476

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

In state: $36,525

Out of state: $48,770

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

In state: $37,947

Out of state: $50,192

University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

In state: $37,612

Out of state: $49,857

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

In state: $37,090

Out of state: $49,335

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

In state: $36,021

Out of state: $48,266

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

In state: $29,680

Out of state: $56,554

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

In state: $57,873

Out of state: $57,873

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

In state: $32,454

Out of state: $50,718

University of Colorado School of Medicine

In state: $40,712

Out of state: $66,668

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

In state: $41,495

Out of state: $75,575

University of Florida College of Medicine

In state: $36,657

Out of state: $48,913

University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine

In state: $37,444

Out of state: $72,100

University of Illinois College of Medicine

In state: $50,721

Out of state: $97,899

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

In state: $38,544

Out of state: $59,319

University of Kansas School of Medicine

In state: $38,785

Out of state: $67,980

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

In state: $40,042

Out of state: $72,372

University of Louisville School of Medicine

In state: $42,366

Out of state: $63,588

University of Maryland School of Medicine

In state: $42,500

Out of state: $75,882

University of Massachusetts Medical School

In state: $38,346

Out of state: $64,276

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

In state: $47,185

Out of state: $47,185

University of Michigan Medical School

In state: $39,744

Out of state: $56,968

University of Minnesota Medical School

In state: $37,110

Out of state: $59,062

University of Mississippi School of Medicine

In state: $31,252

Out of state: N/A

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

In state: $36,710

Out of state: $71,612

University of Missouri- Kansas School of Medicine

In state: $33,521

Out of state: $64,993

University of Nebraska College of Medicine

In state: $36,370

Out of state: $57,708

University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Medicine

In state: $34,237

Out of state: $63,237

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

In state: $31,210

Out of state: $58,974

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

In state: $18,595

Out of state: $47,580

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

In state: $34,701

Out of state: $62,095

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

In state: $33,588

Out of state: $60,872

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

In state: $30,821

Out of state: $64,148

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

In state: $58,676

Out of state: $60,922

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

In state: $16,200

Out of state: $32,200

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

In state: $57,170

Out of state: $57,170

University of South Alabama College of Medicine

In state: $31,803

Out of state: $62,807

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia

In state: $44,232

Out of state: $88,494

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

In state: $44,862

Out of state: $89,124

University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine

In state: $34,022

Out of state: $78,408

University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

In state: $36,033

Out of state: $69,125

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

In state: $20,673

Out of state: $34,711

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

In state: $22,768

Out of state: $37,577

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

In state: $18,298

Out of state: $31,398

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

In state: $21,315

Out of state: $34,415

University of Utah School of Medicine

In state: $41,784

Out of state: $77,991

University of Virginia School of Medicine

In state: $48,416

Out of state: $59,222

University of Washington School of Medicine

In state: $37,887

Out of state: $68,082

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

In state: $37,718

Out of state: $51,653

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

In state: $33,726

Out of state: $54,916

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

In state: $58,931

Out of state: $58,931

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

In state: $35,369

Out of state: $57,768

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

In state: $54,113

Out of state: $54,113

Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

In state: $60,000

Out of state: $60,000

Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

In state: $39,369

Out of state: N/A

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

In state: $64,164

Out of state: $64,164

Wayne State University School of Medicine

In state: $36,597

Out of state: $63,972

Weill Cornell Medicine

In state: $62,426

Out of state: $62,426

West Virginia University School of Medicine

In state: $32,643

Out of state: $64,152

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

In state: $60,500

Out of state: $60,500

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

In state: $38,038

Out of state: $56,546

Yale School of Medicine

In state: $64,024

Out of state: $64,024

Canadian Medical School Tuition

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

In province: $21,408

Out of province: $75,000

Faculty of Medicine Universite Laval

In province: $12,550

Out of province: $33,840

Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

In province: $8,360

Out of province: $10,000

McGill University Faculty of Medicine

In province: $7,781

Out of province: $19,112

McMaster University School of Medicine

In province: $26,115

Out of province: $95,000

Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine

In province: $12,250

Out of province: $30,000

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

In province: $23,247

Out of province: N/A

Queen's University faculty of Health Sciences

In province: $22,614

Out of province: $84,150

University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

In province: $26,652

Out of province: N/A

Universite de Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine

In province: $12,285

Out of province: $30,481

University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

In province: $12,044

Out of province: $12,044

University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine

In province: $18,473

Out of province: $18,473

University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine

In province: $16,550

Out of province: $16,550

Universite de Montreal Faculty of Medicine

In province: $11,193

Out of province: $27,548

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

In province: $29,487

Out of province: $29,487

University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine

In province: $18,495

Out of province: $18,495

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

In province: $24,835

Out of province: $24,835

FAQs

1. How much does medical school cost in the US? 

According to data reported by the AAMC, average tuition, fees, and health insurance in the US are as follows:

  • Public university, in-state: $41.438
  • Private university, in-state: $61.490
  • Public university, out-of-state: $ 58.246
  • Private university, out-of-state: $ 57.619

2. How much does medical school cost in Canada?

According to the Canadian Medical Education Statistics (AFMC), the average tuition fee for Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents for Canadian medical schools is $16,798 per year, with Ontario having the highest provincial average at $27,304.

3. Is medical school financially worthwhile?

When premed students realize how high tuition fees are and how much debt they would carry after graduation, they start wondering if the financial burden of going through medical school is worthwhile.

If you are wondering this, you must ask yourself why you want to be a doctor? If the answer lies solely in the financial rewards, it may not be worth it, as there are other career choices that pay better. But if you want to be a doctor because of a sense of significance, a desire to learn and help people, then medical school will certainly be worth it.

And although the financial stress may be heavy during your first few years after medical school, eventually you may be able to pay your loans and start enjoying your salary. In North America, physicians have an average salary between $200,000-$300,000.

4. How long does it take to pay off medical school debt?

The average student loan is paid off within ten years after graduation, but for doctors going through residency, it may take longer. Repayment terms depend on the the type of loan (federal or private) and the actual repayment plan you signed up for.

The default plan is standard repayment with a 10-year repayment term and fixed monthly payments.

There’s an extended repayment plan which stretches payments over 25 years, but it’s more expensive, and the graduated repayment, which also has a 10-year repayment term, but starts with smaller payments in the first two years, and then payments increase.

If you have a federal loan, you may also apply for an Income-Driven Repayment plan, which can extend your terms to 20 or 25 years, based on your financial needs.

5. What is the cost of Ivy league medical schools?

Tuition costs for Ivy league medical schools is between $60,000 and $70,000. For example, tuition costs for Harvard Medical School are $65,203 (in-state and out-of-state). 

6. What do tuition and fees usually include? What other costs do I need to consider when attending medical school?

Tuition is the cost of the courses you will be taking during medical school and it’s usually estimated by the number of credits you must take (each credit has a cost). Fees are usually administrative costs from the school you must pay to enroll.

Other costs you must consider when attending medical school are living expenses (rent, utilities), health insurance, transportation costs, books and supplies and food.

7. How do I pay for medical school?

The first rule is to pay as much as you can with your own funds, savings, or parent’s money. Then, you must apply for scholarships and grants, which is money you won’t have to pay back. Only then, consider student loans to pay for medical school. And even then, try federal loans before private loans, because federal loans have lower interest rates and better repayment terms.

8. Which are the cheapest medical schools?

We have compiled a list of the cheapest medical schools that you can review. The cost of your medical school tuition and fees will depend on your residency status and where you want to attend medical school, as the cheapest option is usually a public medical school in your state of residency, so you can pay for in-state tuition.

If your state doesn’t have a medical school or attending there is not an option, consider applying to one of the many out of state friendly medical schools in the US.

9. Are private medical schools better than public medical schools?

There are many ways to interpret this question. What does better really mean? Better quality of education? Better residency prospects? Better salaries after graduation?

That’s why it is hard to answer this question. However, the highest ranked medical schools are usually private schools. There are other factors such as class size, resources, facilities, and faculty that may affect your education’s quality and your decision.

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