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May 4, 1963


JAMA. 1963;184(5):23-25. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700180001001

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Medical Education Goes to Senate.  —The aid-for-medical-education bill advanced a giant step in Congress with House passage of the measure. The bill calls for a three-year, $175 million program of matching grants for the construction, replacement or rehabilitation of schools for physicians, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists, nurses or professional public health personnel.The bill as passed by the House, also authorizes a $61 million loan program, patterned after the National Defense Education Act, for students in schools of medicine, dentistry, or osteopathy.The legislation went to the Senate where the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee is expected to hold hearings.The House-passed bill was a trimmed-down version of the Administration proposal. The House Commerce Committee chopped the 10-year, $755 million proposal to three years and $237 million so that Congress could keep closer tabs on its progress.Although aid for medical education has been before Congress for some years, it

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