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January 11, 1980

AMA offers nutrition clerkships

JAMA. 1980;243(2):103. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300280007005

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The American Medical Association is offering 30 clerkships in clinical nutrition to third and fourth year medical students who have an interest in the application of nutrition to medical care. The program consists of four- to six-week clerkships and is being conducted at various schools in the country.

The $500 Joseph Goldberger Scholarships will be provided by the AMA to help defray living and traveling expenses for those accepted by the program. Schools that have agreed to accept outside students for the nutrition preceptorships are the universities of California (Davis and San Francisco), Colorado, Texas (Houston), and Missouri (Columbia) and Albany, Baylor, Boston, Boston Children's, Columbia, Harvard, Mayo, Ohio State University, Texas A&M, and New Jersey medical schools. Opportunities will include general, pediatric, and surgical nutrition.

Decisions on acceptances of the students will be made by the supervising faculty members.

Deadline for applications for the first period (between June 1