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January 19, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(3):203. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970380045012

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Opportunities for Specialty Training.—  Since July 1, 1956, a total of 181 Air Force medical officers have entered residency training in the various medical specialties. Of these, 155 physicians are undergoing residency training in civilian hospitals while 26 are pursuing training in military hospitals. Training opportunities are available in nearly all medical fields; however, the Air Force has a particular need for physicians to train in the specialties of internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, pathology, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, cardiology, gastroenterology, allergy, and general practice. Training opportunities also exist in preventive medicine and public health, radiology, biophysics, and occupational medicine.


Preventive Medicine Residency Program.—  The surgeon general's office announces that the Army's first formal residency training program in preventive medicine will begin July 1, 1957. This three-year residency program provides both civilian and military training. The first year of training will be an 11-month course in military

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