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Dr. Margaret Craighill was the first woman doctor to receive a commission during World War II and the first VA female physician and consultant on the medical care of women.
Joel Schmidt, associate director of advanced fellowships, discussed VA psychology careers on our Talk About It Tuesday live broadcast.
Navy Veteran Jacqueline says her care team is “The best in this world.” Diagnosed with breast cancer, she got all her care at VA and never plans to go back to the private sector for care.
American Heart Month, no better time to celebrate the accomplishments of world-renowned physician and Veteran, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey who revolutionized the field of cardiovascular surgery.
Today’s VA embodies the spirit of the many Black men and women who were ground-breaking in history and continue to inspire us today. Pausing to remember their legacies and service.
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.
75 years ago, on Jan. 3,1946, President Harry Truman signed a law establishing VHA’s predecessor, the Department of Medicine and Surgery within VA, ushering in a new era of Veteran’s health care.
Omar Bradley and doctors met the moment and ushered in sweeping changes resulting in the creation of the Department of Medicine and Surgery, the precursor to today’s Veterans Health Administration.
If you are a Veteran in crisis
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them are Veterans themselves.
Get more resources at VeteransCrisisLine.net.
Last updated November 28, 2022
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