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October 7, 1950


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Executive Secretary, State Medical Education Board, 1205 Woolfolk State Office Building, Jackson 35, Miss.

JAMA. 1950;144(6):486. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920060048023

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To the Editor:—  The state of Mississippi has an active and progressive plan for obtaining more family doctors. A maximum loan of $1,250 per school year, including tuition, is available to bona fide citizens and residents of the state who can qualify scholastically and otherwise and who desire to practice in rural areas on completion of their medical education. To date 270 young Mississippians have been approved by the Mississippi State Medical Education Board for loans with which to complete medical training. This group of 270 includes over 20 already in active practice, all living and practicing in rural sections of the state, the area which the largest proportion of physicians trained through this program will serve. Over 30 are now in internship. During the school year 1950-1951, approximately 200 of these loan recipients will be enrolled in 24 medical schools throughout the nation. The student has choice of any

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