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November 21, 1966

Programs of Government Agencies Pertinent to Medical Education

JAMA. 1966;198(8):908-915. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110210158042

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The Council on Medical Education in its annual report on medical education regularly includes information on programs of government agencies that contribute to and have an impact on medical education. The following is a current summary of such programs.

Armed Services 


Early Commissioning Program.—  This program, open to medical students, is designed to provide an early association of future physicians with the Army Medical Service with the hope that in due course a military medical career may prove appealing. Participants will be appointed as Reserve commissioned officers in the Medical Service Corps and on graduation they will be reappointed in the Army Medical Corps.Students who participate in this program will be required to serve on active duty for a minimum period of two years on completion of internship or after residency training if they are selected for deferment under the Armed Forces Physicians' Appointment and Residency Consideration Program