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July 11, 1942

Current Comment

JAMA. 1942;119(11):887. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830280033014

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FEDERAL AID FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS PURSUING ACCELERATED COURSES  The Congress has completed action on the proposal to provide federal financial aid to students pursuing accelerated courses in certain technical and professional fields considered essential in the national defense. The sum of $5,000,000 has been made available for this purpose. Assistance will be given to students, in such numbers as the chairman of the War Manpower Commission shall determine, to participate in accelerated programs in degree-granting colleges and universities in engineering, physics, chemistry, medicine (including veterinary), dentistry and pharmacy whose technical or professional education can be completed within two years. Loans will be made to students who attain and continue to maintain satisfactory standards of scholarship, who are in need of assistance, who agree in writing to participate, until otherwise directed, in the accelerated programs of study and who agree in writing to engage for the duration of the wars in which the United States

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