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November 1952

News and Comment

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1952;68(5):725-726. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1952.02320230151014

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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE  Immediate employment with the Illinois Department of Public Welfare is being offered physicians, psychiatrists, and tuberculosis-control physicians who pass current state civil-service examinations. State residence is not necessary.Starting salary for Physician I is $450. Physicians eligible for a limited license under the state's new Limited Licensure Act are employed at $380. Psychiatrists I and tuberculosis-control physicians I receive a starting salary of $500.Candidates for all three positions take an oral test and are rated on their training and experience. Those who pass both parts of the examination and have a valid Illinois license to practice medicine are offered positions immediately.Advantages offered civil-service employees with the State of Illinois include promotional opportunities, low-cost living, paid vacations, regular hours, pay increases, and liberal retirement benefits. In addition, physicians and psychiatrists who satisfactorily complete three years of service with the Department of Public Welfare are

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