Remember that only 50% of the graduates of the University of Nevada Medical School practice medicine in Nevada. The state gets a much better deal out of its Law School. Tuition at the UNLV Law School is $23,900 per year or $71,700 for the three years necessary to graduate. State general funding for the Medical School is $126,714 per year, or $506,856 for four years. State funding for the Law School is $14,602 per year or $43,806 for three years.
While 50% of the Medical School graduates leave the state after graduation, never to return, 86.5% of the Law School graduates stay in Nevada to practice law. How did things ever get so out of balance?
I know that medical doctors are very smart, hardworking and dedicated individuals. The doctors who have graduated from the School of Medicine are first-class doctors. I have no quarrel with the product of the Medical School but in producing doctors in a state that doesn’t want to pay for anything, how can Nevada justify the School of Medicine costs ($506,856) per student for four years, while the state pays $10,000 to educate a teacher? Things are out of whack.