Accession Number : ADA111071
Title : Medical Student Financing and the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.
Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Daubert, Victoria L ; Relles, Daniel A ; Roll, Charles Robert, Jr
Report Date : Jan 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 92
Abstract : The principal source of physician procurement for the Department of Defense since the end of the draft has been the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (AFHPSP), authorized in 1972. As a result of subsequent legislation authorizing HEW's National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarships, the competitive position of the AFHPSP has been eroded. This report describes the analysis of a sample survey of medical students, carried out in late 1977. The purpose of the research was to analyze survey responses to recommend benefit changes to ensure that AFHPSP would remain a viable source of physician procurement. The empirical results derived from the survey of first and second year medical students suggested that DoD would, after the transition to full NHSC funding, fall short of its requirements for medical AFHPSP accessions by about 400 students per year. The analysis also suggested that increasing service compensation by about $7,500 (1978 dollars) per year would fill the short-fall. As the empirical evidence has testified, the prediction was accurate.
Descriptors : *STUDENTS , *MEDICAL PERSONNEL , *FINANCE , MODELS , MEDICINE , SURVEYS , QUESTIONNAIRES
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE