Doctor Supply and Medical Education

Archive Report

Action to overcome threatened shortages of medical personnel having been pledged by both parties, the new national administration to be installed in January will be in good position to put through a broad program of government support for medical education. If Congress accepts the administration program, as seems likely, it will open up a wholly new area of federal aid to medical schools and medical students.

Over the last dozen years the federal government has helped medical schools indirectly through generous support for research on numerous health problems, but little or nothing has been done to encourage young people to prepare for careers in medicine. Now it is proposed that the government extend assistance in forms directly aimed to increase enrollments for basic medical training.

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