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November 20, 1948

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JAMA. 1948;138(12):892. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900120034013

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ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION FELLOWSHIPS  The Atomic Energy Commission has established a fellowship program for physicians who desire to be trained and carry on research in the field of atomic energy as it relates to medicine. The Commission requested the National Research Council to undertake the administrative responsibilities of the fellowship program. A committee has been established in the Council which considers applications from physicians under 35 years of age who have had one year internship or equivalent training. The fellowships, which are for one year, may be renewed. The candidate is expected to enroll in nuclear radiation physics, pertinent mathematics and certain courses in chemistry. He may make arrangements for this instruction and, if that is not feasible, may attend one of the regional training centers which have been established by the Atomic Energy Commission. This basic training will comprise lectures, laboratory exercises and demonstrations for about six months, after

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