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Sept 28, 1963


JAMA. 1963;185(13):18. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060130002001

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Medical Education Bill to White House.—  The Senate approved the federal aid for medical education bill, sending it to the White House for the President's signature into law.The $235 million program of federal aid for construction of medical and dental schools cleared the Senate in the exact form it passed the House earlier this year.The bill contained the disputed federal loan program for medical students. The AMA had urged the group to delete the loan program on grounds the AMA's own loan program is filling this need. The construction features of the bill were endorsed by the AMA.The bill authorizes a three-year, $175 million matching grant program for the construction, replacement, or rehabilitation of accredited public or nonprofit teaching facilities for the training of physicians, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, podiatrists, nurses, or public health personnel.The grant could not exceed 66 2/3% of the cost of construction for

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