The chief worries of young medical officers are (a) postwar postgraduate training, (b) locations for practice, (c) the overcrowding of the profession by the increased number of physicians being graduated during the accelerated war program, (d) the effect of the extension of socialized medicine and (e) specialization versus general practice. We must do more postwar planning for these returning physicians than those who stayed at home in the last war did for us who were in the services.
Postgraduate Training.—The first of these problems is being considered elsewhere on this program.1 The ideal method would be for every medical officer to return to his own or some other medical school or hospital for six months to two years of intensive work.2 Plans are being made to provide a sufficient number of postwar hospital and laboratory appointments and to furnish financial support to the returning officers and institutions.
DAVISON WC. READJUSTMENTS OF RETURNING MEDICAL OFFICERS. JAMA. 1944;124(13):816–819. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850130002002