Kaiser medical school in Calif. to offer free tuition to first five classes of students

California-based health-care company Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday that it will provide free tuition to the first five classes of students who attend its new medical school in Pasadena, Calif.

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine plans to begin offering classes in the summer of 2020 after recently receiving its preliminary accreditation.

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The first five graduating classes at the school will have their entire four-year tuition waived, the company announced.

Students will then go on to do their clinical work at hospitals and clinics in the Kaiser Permanente network.

Students can begin applying for the school this June.

“The school will help shape the future of medical education and train physicians for medical excellence and the total health of their patients,” Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson said in a press release Tuesday.

“The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will also reflect our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion by training diverse physicians to serve the needs of society.”