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health insurance coverage for MD/PhD programs...

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by MacGyver, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. MacGyver

    MacGyver Banned Banned

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    I know that WashU covers health insurance for all MD/PhD students... what about other schools?

    It seems to me that often this gives those schools like WashU a clear financial edge (since there are lots of MD/PhD programs that dont pay for insurance)

    this can easily run up to $300 a month if you have to pay on your own.
     
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  3. wgu

    wgu Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Umich has health insurance included in the tuition. If you have classes here you get free primary care, and some specialist access. It won't be free medication or ER insurance etc
     
  4. Doctor&Geek

    Doctor&Geek 25 > 5 / 15 < 8 Physician PhD Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Missing health insurance is a hidden cost that people usually don't think about -- to tell you the truth, most programs that are fully funded supply you with fees and stipend with the expectation that health insurance will be provided or paid for out of your tuition.

    Besides "clear financial edge" is the difference of 10% or less between different programs, and cost of living by far outstrips that difference.

    Yours,

    Jason
     
  5. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Irvine pays health insurance. They claim its the best in the country for academic institutions.
    <a href="http://www.gship.uci.edu/" target="_blank">http://www.gship.uci.edu/</a>
     
  6. Original

    Original Ogori-Magongo Warrior 7+ Year Member

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    I think Dook pays $850/yr of health insurance.
     
  7. Patiently Waiting

    Patiently Waiting Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by none:
    <strong>Irvine pays health insurance. They claim its the best in the country for academic institutions.
    <a href="http://www.gship.uci.edu/" target="_blank">http://www.gship.uci.edu/</a></strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The claim is most likely true considering it's paying $1332/yr worth of the student health insurance for its MSTP students. Its coverage more superior and comprehensive than that provided by my employment. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     

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