I've always wondered about this: where exactly does our med school tuition go? I understand that it goes towards paying our instructors, laboratory/classroom equipment, and other administrative stuff. However, I also learned recently that some of the money goes towards paying researchers who may fall under clinical departments. This seems ridiculous to me--why should we students be paying for basic science research out of our own pockets? So that's why I'm curious... do any of you have any numbers, either in general or for particular schools, about the distribution of your tuition?