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February 17, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(7):502-503. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920250054020

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Stop Commissioning Reserve Physicians in Priority 2.—  The Navy has stopped accepting applications for commissions in the Medical Corps of the naval reserve from physicians in priority 2 as specified in Public Law 779—Eighty-First Congress, it was announced January 29. Applications for Medical Corps reserve commissions from physicians in priority 1 have been closed since early last November. However, applications already received by Offices of Naval Procurement from priority 2 physicians will continue to be processed. Medical students in the Navy's ensign probationary programs are not affected. The Navy announced also that it would continue to accept applications for the Medical Corps reserve from physicians in priorities 3 and 4. Priority 2 includes physicians and dentists who participated in the Navy's V-12 program or similar programs and those persons who were deferred from service in World War II for the purpose of continuing their education, who have had 90

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