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JAMA. 1955;159(15):1470. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960320046015.
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Reserve Participation Possible Prior to Doctor's Active Duty.—  Seniors in approved American medical schools planning to enter the Army Reserve Medical Corps after graduation next June can begin earning reserve credits at once if they accept their commissions early this winter. Col. Joseph H. McNinch, chief, personnel division, surgeon general's office, said, "With the emphasis being placed now on Reserve service in today's defense blueprints, this is an important consideration the prospective physician may overlook if he postpones sending in his completed application form to the proper Army officials."These application forms concern participation in the armed forces reserve medical officer commissioning and residency consideration program now in operation. Under this program, evolved by the Department of Defense and the Selective Service System to insure the continuing supply of properly trained doctors for the nation, the medical senior may combine his military obligation and his intern and residency training.


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