December 22, 1978

Medical Education Programs Sponsored by Government Agencies

JAMA. 1978;240(26):2864-2874. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290260068006

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Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program  The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, established Sept 21, 1972, as part of the Uniformed Services Health Professions Revitalization Act, is the preponderant program for obtaining additional qualified commissioned officers for active duty in designated health professions.The program provides a total of 5,000 scholarships at any one time and will enable eligible persons to attend accredited educational institutions that provide training in health professions. Approved health training programs cover medicine (including osteopathic medicine), veterinary medicine (Army and Air Force only), optometry, and clinical psychology at the PhD level. Fiscal year 1977 concluded the last input for dental students under this program. Participants in the program are appointed second lieutenants or ensigns in the Reserve components of the US Armed Forces. Scholarships are available to both men and women.To become eligible to participate in the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, a