Columbia Med School Alumni Aims To End Student Debt With 250 Million Donation

Former Columbia Medical school graduate and former chairman of Merck & Co. recently donated 250 million dollars to the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. P Roy Vagelos will donate the funds to help students with financial aid, full-tuition scholarships, school projects and grants. Vagelos said that he hopes the gift will “free Columbia’s medical students to pursue careers in family medicine, pediatrics, research and other fields that are less lucrative than the top-paying specialties.”


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