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Army Medical Interns in the Service
Over 75 per cent of the medical graduates who interned in Army hospitals under the Military Intern Training Program have remained in the Army longer than their legal requirement for active duty, according to figures released today by Major Gen. R. W. Bliss, the Army Surgeon General.The postwar Military Intern Training Program started July 1, 1947. Since then three groups, totaling 311, have completed internship training in Army hospitals as officers commissioned in the Medical Corps Reserve. At the end of the training period, they could accept regular Army commissions, if tendered, and remain in the service. Otherwise, they could either remain on active duty under their reserve commissions or return to civilian life.Of the 311 young physicians who have passed through the program, 235 have elected to remain on active duty in the Army Medical Service, either as regular or
GOVERNMENT SERVICES. JAMA. 1950;143(17):1502-1503. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910520044017