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February 27, 1932

TURKEY

JAMA. 1932;98(9):752-753. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730350066025

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Abstract

Repeal of Compulsory Governmental Service for Physicians  In view of the scarcity of physicians in the remote eastern provinces, a law was passed in 1923 according to which a two years' compulsory governmental service was required of the graduates of the medical school. Women physicians were exempt, chiefly because of unsatisfactory living conditions and other professional hardships in the remote provinces. The enforcement of this law has almost accomplished its purpose but seems also to have resulted in fewer applications for admittance to the medical school by candidates who pay their own expenses. So, partly owing to the fact that the majority of vacancies in the eastern provinces are filled now, a bill has recently been introduced into the national assembly according to which this law will be repealed. Only physicians graduating hereafter will benefit by this repeal; those at present working on their two years' term will be required

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