(a) There is hereby authorized to be established within 25 miles
of the District of Columbia a Uniformed Services University of the
Health Sciences (hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the
"University"), at a site or sites to be selected by the Secretary
of Defense, with authority to grant appropriate advanced degrees.
It shall be so organized as to graduate not less than 100 medical
(b) Except as provided in subsection (a), the numbers of persons
to be graduated from the University shall be prescribed by the
Secretary of Defense. In so prescribing the number of persons to be
graduated from the University, the Secretary of Defense shall
institute actions necessary to ensure the maximum number of first-
year enrollments in the University consistent with the academic
capacity of the University and the needs of the uniformed services
for medical personnel.
(c) The development of the University may be by such phases as
the Secretary of Defense may prescribe subject to the requirements
of subsection (a).