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March 7, 1980

Medical Education Sponsored Government Agencies Programs by lencies

JAMA. 1980;243(9):913-923. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300350067006

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Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program  The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, established Sept 21, 1972, as part of the Uniformed Services Health Professions Revitalization Act, is the Department of Defense's subsidized recruiting program for obtaining qualified health professionals for military service.The program provides a total of 5,000 scholarships at any one time for eligible persons in accredited educational institutions. Approved health training programs include allopathic and osteopathic medicine, optometry, podiatry, and clinical psychology at the PhD level. Fiscal year 1977 concluded the last input for dental students under this program, and fiscal year 1979 for veterinary students. Beginning in fiscal year 1981, only medical students will be admitted to the program. Participants in the program are appointed second lieutenants or ensigns in the Reserve components of the US Armed Forces. Scholarships are available to both men and women.To be eligible to participate in the Armed Forces