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August 30, 1965


JAMA. 1965;193(9):19-20. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090090065044

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Aid for Medical Schools.—  The House Commerce Committee approved the Administration's plan for continuing the construction grant program for medical schools and to provide—for the first time—funds to operate the schools. In addition, the federal government would grant scholarships.As approved by the House committee, operation grants of $20 million would be made this year, $40 million next fiscal year, $50 million in fiscal 1968, and $60 million in fiscal 1969—a total of $170 million.Aim of the program is to help the schools "improve the quality of their educational programs." The money could be used, for example, for salaries and equipment. Construction and physical improvements would come under the construction grant law in effect.During this fiscal year, a medical school which applies for, and receives, a so-called basic improvement grant would be paid $12,500 plus $250 times the number of full-time students in the school. A school with

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