We offer more than 20 different specialized fellowships to help you advance your career, including polytrauma, neurosciences, and health systems engineering. Fellows serve as trainees on a temporary, full-time employment basis. VA provides two or three years of stipend/salary support for each fellow.
While working for VA, your license is valid in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. With more than 1,400 medical centers and outpatient clinics nationwide, VA is the largest, most technologically advanced health care system in the U.S.
Further your education and sharpen your job skills in a traditional classroom setting, or through on-the-job training, or by participating in self-paced study and online programs.
A world of educational opportunities at your fingertips, employees can take their pick of professional development opportunities and work-related courses offered by Government and private organizations.
Offers direct, convenient access to thousands of VA's learning activities, including instructor-led, satellite and Web-based training, books, and other instructional products.
"I think it's a gift to be able to work here.”
– Dr. Matt, M.D., Chief of the Hemotology Oncology Division
Provides education debt reduction reimbursements to employees with qualifying loans who are in health care professional positions providing direct-patient care services, or services incident to direct patient care.
Given to full- and part-time VA employees currently enrolled in, or accepted to, an accredited education program. The scholarship covers tuition costs and related expenses.
Employees with Federal student loans may be eligible for the national loan forgiveness program.
"Throughout my residency, I realized my favorite part was coming to VA, and my favorite patients were the VA patients.”
– Dr. Maria, M.D., Women's Clinic
To keep your career on track, we have leadership opportunities that will allow you to expand your skills and continue to pursue excellence in everything you do. All of VA's leadership programs are used to develop training programs, select new employees, and serve as a basis for reward and recognition decisions.