Your ms. mentions a figure of $2400 as the stipend available to a medical student on fellowships? Is this present practice
or a level you are trying to bring about? Isn't this very much more than the present level of advertised med. stu. fellowships
e.g. via NIH school grants?
It is present practice, the actual level adopted by Exec Com last year -- i.e. on the basis of $300 per mo. full time. Since
they actually work half-time for 9 months and full time for 2-3 mo., you get around $2100. My statement in the ms. was "more
than $2000". I think the $300 full time basis is pitifully low, and less than we pay our beginning technicians. However
it is about at the level of USPHS summer fellowships ($600 for 10 summer weeks).
Re your comments about degrees, any dept that gives a PhD can perfectly well have a combined degree program if it wants to.
Provided there is no cutting
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of corners on standards, I dont [sic] think it is really an all-school matter. It would be good, however, to have a general
PhD training in medical sciences, and here an all-school plan is obviously a good idea -- I had in mind perhaps something
along the Harvard line.