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November 11, 1944

Current Comment

JAMA. 1944;126(11):708. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850460038011

GRADUATE EDUCATION OF PHYSICIAN VETERANS  Elsewhere in this issue, page 709, appears a report on the graduate education of physician veterans which carries information of the greatest importance to all physicians now serving with the armed forces. Preliminary reports on the results of the questionnaire sent by the Committee on Postwar Medical Service to all physicians in the armed forces indicate that the majority of physicians wish graduate education, including short and long courses, in the postwar period. Under existing legislation physicians, like other veterans, are entitled to payment of tuition and also to cost of subsistence when engaged in such courses, subject to limitations which depend on the duration of the service and similar factors. A conference held by representatives of the Committee on Postwar Medical Service with representatives of the Veterans Administration and of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Service brought out the facts clearly.


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