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[85 STAT. 454]
[85 STAT. 454]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

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PUBLIC LAW 92-157-NOV. 18, 1971

[85 STAT.

"(b) Scholarship grants under this subpart shall be awarded for any school year only to students of exceptional financial need who need such financial assistance to pursue a course of study at a school of medicine for such year and who have entered into an agreement with the Secretary to practice medicine in the United States for a period of five years. Such practice shall begin within such reasonable period of time, after completion of such student's professional training, as the Secretary shall by regulation prescribe. Any such scholarship for a school year shall cover such portion of the student's tuition, fees, books, equipment, and living expenses at the school of medicine in which he is enrolled, but not to exceed $3,500 for any year, as the Secretary may determine the student needs for such year on the basis of the requirements and financial resources of the student. "(c) Grants under this subpart shall be made in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary after consultation with the National Advisory Council on Health Professions Education. " (d)(1) No scholarship grant under this subpart shall be made to any student unless— " (A) prior to the date such student files application for such grant— "(i) he has made application for admission as a student in a school of medicine which is located in the United States; "(ii) he has, in connection with the making of such application for admission to such school, undergone a written examination to determine his qualifications for admission as a student in such school; " (B) such student furnishes to the Secretary a certification from such school that— " (i) such student is qualified for admission as a student in such school, and " (ii) such student was denied admission as a student in such school solely because, for the school year for which such student applied for admission to such school, the number of qualified applicants for admission to such school exceeded the maximum number of students (as determined by such school) which such school was prepared to accept for admission for such year; and " (C) such student has not been accepted, before the date of approval of his application for a scholarship grant under this subpart, by a medical school located in the United States. "(2) No scholarship grant under this subpart shall be made to any student who has completed three years as a student in a school of medicine, unless— " (A) such student has passed an examination which— " (i) is prepared by a body or bodies which the Secretary recognizes as being qualified to prepare such an examination, and "(ii) is used to determine the qualifications of students in schools of medicine which are located outside the United States for admission (as transfer students) in schools of medicine which are located in the United States; and " (B) such student has made application for admission (as a transfer student) to, but has not been accepted by, a school of medicine which is located in the United States. Appropriations. "^g^ YoT the purpose of making scholarship grants under this subpart there are authorized to be appropriated the following amounts: "(1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1972, and for each of the next two fiscal years, there are authorized to be appropriated $150,000.