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April 17, 1948

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

JAMA. 1948;136(16):1053-1054. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890330043016

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Abstract

ARMY 

NEW PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES  A greatly expanded professional training program for regular and reserve medical officers of the Army has been announced by the Surgeon General. The program calls for one thousand, nine hundred new physicians in the Regular Army and an increasing number of volunteer reserve officers on active duty. It is designed to give many more Army physicians the training to meet requirements for certification by American Specialty Boards, and to further integrate civilian and military medicine. The following five major aspects of the new program were described by the Surgeon General:

  1. Physicians already resident in civilian hospitals are now eligible for commissions in the Regular Army. Those commissioned may continue their residencies with full pay and allowances and will be assigned by the Army to the civilian hospital in which they are already resident. Even in the event of a major emergency, residents will

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