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December 26, 1980

Medical Education Programs Sponsored by Government Agencies

JAMA. 1980;244(25):2840-2842. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310250040007

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ARMED FORCES HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM  The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Programs, 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 scholarships 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. Beginning in fiscal year 1981, only medical students will be admitted to the program.The military departments have each developed implementation procedures for the administration of the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program in their service. Students and civilian educational institutions may obtain complete information on the details of this program by writing to the Military Departments: Commander, US Army Medical Department Personnel Support Agency, Department of the Army, Attn: SGPE-PD, Washington, DC 20314; or Commander, Navy Recruit