• Medical education at VA: It’s all about the Veterans

    VA is the largest health care training system in the USA, providing medical education to 120,000 trainees in more than 40 disciplines each year.

  • Saluting excellence in health professions education

    “These doctors are creating new and better ways to teach the next generation of health care providers to improve the care of patients.”

  • PTSD training at VA: The gold standard of care

    VA trains more psychology profession trainees than any health care system in the nation. The nation’s leading provider of treatments for PTSD, VA offers hope of healing for the silent wounds of war.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Standing Ready #3: The Academic Advancement

    In the latest edition of the Standing Ready podcast, Dr. Murray Levin recalls his early days in the 1950s as a medical school resident in a VA hospital and shares his insights about the partnership between Northwestern and the VA during his time there.

  • 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.

  • Match Day 2021: Training for new medical residents

    VA - the nation’s largest education and training platform for health professionals - nearly 70% of all U.S. physicians at some point in their careers. Nearly 75,000 medical students and residents.

  • Navy Veteran and medical student has a new mission

    Navy Veteran Gabriel Carrillo enlisted fellow medical students to help vaccinate thousands of Veterans during Durham VA’s vaccine blitz – all while pursuing his medical and law degrees at Duke University.

  • 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.

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