• Minority Summit expands diversity, partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions

    More than 500 participants from minority-serving institutions, academic affiliates and professional organizations attended VA’s 2021 Minority Summit to find ways to advance VA academic partnerships and expand diversity in health professions trainees.

  • VA Bedford’s five-year transformation to a learning, teaching culture

    VA partners with medical schools and colleges to provide training programs at VA facilities. As a result of that partnership, VA Bedford has a renewed focus on leading-edge training in geriatrics.

  • Office of Academic Affiliations expands nurse residencies to 28 new sites

    VA post-baccalaureate RN and nurse practitioner residencies prepare highly qualified nursing professionals for VA and the nation. Of VA’s 80,000 nurses, 55% are eligible for retirement.

  • VA to hold “2021 Minority Summit” June 9

    The 2021 Minority Summit will highlight VA clinical training opportunities, scholarships, loan programs and research grants. It aims to explore ideas and strategies to increase the diversity of VA’s health workforce.

  • Student Nurse Day honors 25,000 students training at VA

    Student Nurse Day honors student nurses, approximately 25,000 of whom train at VA each year. Registered nurse and nurse practitioner residents are critical to VA and nation’s nursing workforce.

  • VA’s academic affiliations increase workforce diversity

    VA proudly joins other federal agencies recognizing National Minority Health Month. Time to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority populations.

  • VA’s 75-year partnership with America’s medical schools

    Policy Memorandum Number 2, signed Jan, 30, 1946, provided the legal basis for affiliations between VA and the nation’s medical schools, launching a long tradition of collaborative partnerships.

  • VA, Medical School partnerships benefit Veterans

    VA trains upwards of 70% of America’s future health care providers, benefitting the trainees and our Veterans who receive state of the art medical treatment and access to clinical research trials.

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