VA is a great place to work, and whether you just received your medical degree or have years of experience, we invite you to explore the many options, benefits, and opportunities available to VA physicians who provide the highest quality care to America's Veterans.
VA employs more than 14,000 physicians who continually push the limits of achievement, and it shows: years of patient satisfaction scores higher than the private sector; three Nobel Prizes for Medicine; six Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards; and contributions to the development of the CT scanner, artificial kidney, cardiac pacemaker, nicotine patch, and hydraulic limbs.
In fact, more than half of all practicing physicians in the U.S. acquired all or a portion of their medical education in VA's health care system. And here are just a few reasons why.
VA physicians play an integral part in providing unparalleled care to our Veterans. Read our e-brochure to learn more about our physician careers. Explore our Interactive Media Library link or download the PDF.
VA physicians practice medicine more and spend less time on business tasks. They also enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach, which delivers state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical techniques and technologies in the Nation. Plus, VA offers an unparalleled variety of practice options in research, academia, and administration, and practice locations ranging from the big city to small towns.
VA ensures and encourages a healthy work/life balance, and does so through predictable scheduling, reduced paperwork, the elimination of billing hassles, and lifting the burden of liability coverage. In addition, we also offer generous vacation and personal leave.
It's these advantages that often prompt many experienced physicians to leave private practice, and come to work for the VA health care system. Explore the following links to learn more about the benefits of a VA career: