• Dr. Margaret Craighill: First woman doctor to receive military commission

    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.

  • VIDEO: Get an inside look at working as a VA psychologist

    Joel Schmidt, associate director of advanced fellowships, discussed VA psychology careers on our Talk About It Tuesday live broadcast.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Jacqueline

    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.

  • Dr. Michael DeBakey: The “Rebuilder of Hearts”

    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.

  • VHA commemorates Black History Month

    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.

  • 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.

  • We Shall Build an Outstanding Medical Service

    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.

  • Reflections on Armistice Day 1945

    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.

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