S. 1453, which provides for assistance for the education of professional and other health personnel, was reported favorably on Aug. 3, 1949, to the Senate by the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. The Committee unanimously approved the bill. S. 1453 may be voted on by the Senate before it adjourns.
The bill provides for federal subsidies to medical schools of $500 for each student enrolled up to the school's average past enrolment and $1,000 for each additional student. The number of students for whom the higher rate of $1,000 will be paid must not exceed 30 per cent of the past average enrolment. However, new schools can receive $1,000 for each student. Total payments to a school cannot exceed 40 per cent of the school's budget. Osteopathic schools would receive aid similar to that for medical schools. These subsidies are not scholarships, and federal scholarships will not be awarded