August 1951

News and Comment

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(2):262-263. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810080130014

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Predoctoral Fellowships for Undergraduate Medical Students.  —In order to enable undergradute medical students to test their desires and determine their aptitudes for participation in research in medicine and related biological sciences at an early stage in their professional career, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis instituted a new type of short-term predoctoral fellowship. The fellowships, amounting to $400 for each student who qualifies, cover a minimum of two months' experience in research under the direction of a competent investigator in the laboratories of approved medical schools or research institutes in the United States. The dean of each four-year medical school has the privilege of nominating one medical student to receive a fellowship. Fellowships are administered by the Division of Professional Education of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, with the assistance of a professional committee headed by Dr. Thomas B. Turner, Professor of Bacteriology at the School of

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