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August 14, 1943

MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

JAMA. 1943;122(16):1085-1125. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840330031008
Abstract

MEDICAL EDUCATION AND THE WAR  A Series of Articles by Federal Authorities Concerning the Medical Services of Wartime and the Selection and Training of Premedical and Medical Students

THE UNITED STATES ARMY AND MEDICAL EDUCATION  Major General Norman T. Kirk Surgeon General, U. S. ArmyThe Army Specialized Training Program, explained more in detail elsewhere in this issue, is the result of planning for the future by the War Department. Recognizing that the present demands on the Medical, Dental and Veterinary Corps will be definitely increased as the war continues, it is necessary to prepare for future eventualities before critical needs arise.An announcement of the projected plan of the Army Specialized Training Program was made by the Commanding General, Army Service Forces. This was followed by a meeting between the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals and the Surgeon Generals in Washington. It was the feeling at this meeting

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