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March 24, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(12):919. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920300059017

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Selections in Military Intern Program.—  Appointment of 132 senior medical students for the military intern program of the Army Medical Service was announced March 6 by Major Gen. R. W. Bliss, Army Surgeon General. This program provides that medical students can, on graduation, be commissioned in the Medical Corps Reserve and serve their internship in an Army hospital with the pay and allowance of a first lieutenant. For the first time since World War II there is now a requirement that the new physicians serve one year on active duty in addition to their year of internship. Selections are made on a competitive basis from senior students in the medical schools. This year 518 applications were received, and appointments were divided between 52 schools. An additional 60 internships in Army hospitals are available to applicants for the Air Force. The dean of medicine or the professor of military science

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