NEW YORK (Oct. 28)
As part of its program to facilitate full utilization of refugee doctors in the war effort, the National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, affiliated organization of the National Refugee Service, has sent a questionnaire to its 3,000 registrants to ascertain their availability for filling essential civilian medical posts, it was announced here today. The project is being carried out at the behest of the Office of Procurement and Assignment, and the results will be used by that body in determining how refugee doctors may best be utilized for filling temporary practices and institutional positions on a war-duration basis.
The step follows a recent Army reversal of a previous ruling that foreign physicians who became naturalized after three months service were eligible for commissions. Opportunities for refugees to serve as physicians with the Army are now severely limited.