At VHA, our primary care physicians are a key component when it comes to the health of our patients. From comprehensive care services to helping patients get the specialized care they need, our physicians are making an impact when and where it matters most. But what does being a primary care physician at VHA mean? It means dedication and attention to detail. If you’re looking to join our team, these tips could help you land a career that lets you be the difference in the lives of others.

Always Focus on Your Patient
Never lose sight of the matter at hand: your patient. The health care world is not a static one. With so many moving parts and fluid situations, it’s easy to lose your concentration. By remaining organized, motivated and mindful of your surroundings, you’ll always be on top of your patient’s care.

Set Goals for Yourself
As is the case with any career, it’s not difficult to find yourself in “cruise control” as a physician. But by setting goals and expectations for yourself, you’ll find additional motivation. We are looking for physicians who want to grow within VHA. With a variety of options from Chief of Staff to Regional Chief Medical Officer, the opportunities are endless.

Give Back
To teach is to learn. Through your experiences as a physician, there’s no doubt that you’ll gain a ton of valuable real-world knowledge. But sharing that knowledge with others can help push your expertise to new levels. As a VA physician, you’ll have the opportunity to train medical students and residents during clinical rotations. You’ll even have the privilege of developing educational courses.

Do you have what it takes to be a VHA physician? If so, apply here!

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Published on Aug. 30, 2016

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