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September 14, 1946


JAMA. 1946;132(2):85-92. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870370031014

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MEDICAL GRADUATES OFFERED INTERNSHIPS  Major Gen. Norman T. Kirk, the Surgeon General, has announced that there are 83 first lieutenant reserve commissions available for 1947 medical school graduates who desire internships in army hospitals. Along with the commission goes an annual salary of $3,404 if the officer has dependents. If he has no dependents he will receive $2,972 a year. These figures include a rental allowance of $60 monthly when government quarters are not furnished.The commissions represent a departure from former army practice when interns were classified as civilian employees and received about $1,000 annually while completing their fifth, or clinical, year of study. With some 90,000 patients in army hospitals the world over and prospects of a large peacetime army, the Army Medical Department is seeking young doctors interested in a career in military medicine.In the event that a man who receives a reserve commission

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