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November 16, 1964

Programs of Government Agencies Pertinent to Medical Education

JAMA. 1964;190(7):650-655. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070200086019

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The Council on Medical Education for the past several years has included in its annual study of medical education the contribution and impact on undergraduate medical education and graduate education and training of programs of government agencies. The following is a summary of programs currently in operation.

Armed Services 


Early Commissioning Programs.—  This program, open to male 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 be reappointed in the Medical Corps.Students participating in this program will be expected 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 further deferment under the Armed Forces

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