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Take the First Step Toward a Career at VA
VHA Health Professions Trainees
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As a VHA Health Trainee, your career is just beginning. Now's the time to make the career decisions that will define your life. Take your first step on your new journey with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more about how VA can support you career:

Support for your finances

VA offers generous loan repayment programs because we want you to focus on our patients, not your debt.

More time off for your life

26 days of vacation time allows our staff to make the most of their lives outside of work.

Universal health records

Our universal health records gives you greater access to help our Veterans get the care they need faster.

Practice across the U.S.

With more than 1,400 locations and licensure valid in all 50 states, VA has career opportunities that fit every lifestyle.

Physician careers at VA: Advancing the Science of Medicine

We can help Health Professions Trainees find positions that fit their skills and lifestyle, with personalized support that will advance their careers. Contact TakeACloserLook@va.gov to speak with one of our recruiters and discover what VA can offer you.

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