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Short Titles as Introduced

Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Medical Doctors Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a pilot program instituting a clinical observation program for pre-med students preparing to attend medical school.

Actions Overview (1)

09/27/2016Introduced in House

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10/06/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
09/27/2016Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/27/2016Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1380)
Action By: House of Representatives
09/27/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs09/27/2016 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health10/06/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/27/2016)

Veterans-Specific Education for Tomorrow's Medical Doctors Act or the VET MD Act

This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a three-year pilot program at at least five VA medical centers to provide undergraduate students a clinical observation experience.

The VA shall ensure that such program:

  • increases the awareness, knowledge, and empathy of future medical professionals toward the medical conditions common to veterans;
  • increases the diversity of the recruitment pool of future VA physicians;
  • provides a diverse clinical observation experience commensurate with the standard expectations for medical school applications; and
  • expands clinical observation opportunities for all students by encouraging students of all backgrounds to consider a career in medicine.

The VA shall select undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited science or medical program of study to participate in the program, with priority to students who resided in a health professional shortage area and who are the first in their immediate family to attend an undergraduate institution.