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May 15, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(3):310-312. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890370092014

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MORE RESERVE OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY  The Surgeon General announced April 12 that authority had been granted to place three hundred medical service reserve officers on extended active duty. Reserve officers who volunteer may be assigned to duty in all four sections of the corps according to their qualifications. The greatest need is in the medical allied science section, which includes personnel trained in biochemistry, nutrition, physiology, serology and psychology.The Regular Army Medical Service Corps has an authorized officer strength of one thousand and twenty-two. Vacancies in this corps will be filled through the medium of competitive tours of active duty for reserve officers. Qualified men interested in an Army career may apply for reserve commissions. Plans are being made to expand the graduate training program for Regular Army Medical Corps Officers, including training at civilian institutions in a wide variety of subjects. Many leading universities are

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