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Program offers $75,000 loan repayment to Michigan medical graduates

Four Michigan universities have teamed up to develop a program offering upcoming medical graduates a $75,000 loan repayment to work in rural and urban underserved communities. Michigan Doctors, or MIDOC,  is a partnership between Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, Michigan State University and Central Michigan University. The program has developed select residency openings for graduating medical students. "There is fierce competition nationwide for a limited number of residency slots each year," said Jack D. Sobel, M.D., dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, in a statement. "We must find innovative ways to increase the number of resident training positions if we are to successfully meet the state and nation's growing needs for more physicians."
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Wayne State to eliminate out-of-state tuition costs for some students

Wayne State University will offer in-state tuition costs to select nonresident students beginning next fall, saving those students about $60,000 over four years, the university announced Tuesday. The new four-year Discover Detroit Scholarship plan eliminates nonresident charges for qualified undergrads, who will also have access to other merit and need-based awards, the Detroit-based university said in a news release. Only U.S. citizens and legal residents can receive the scholarship.