Health Care Students and Trainees
Department of Veterans Affairs has academic affiliations with thousands of colleges and universities across the Nation, and many of our health care professionals hold faculty positions at these institutions. We are pleased to be an integral component of so many young professionals' medical training, and are proud that more than 90,000 undergraduate and graduate students complete their clinical rotations and residencies at our health care facilities.
And, we’re even happier that many of these medical students choose to extend their relationship with VA by accepting permanent positions with us. If you’re interested in learning more about educational programs and affiliates, clinical trainee programs or VA staff, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations website to learn more.
Or explore the links below to learn more about our Administrative and Support Training programs:
- Technical Career Field Program
- Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program: Interns and Recent Graduates
- Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program: Health Systems Management Trainees
Established to help recruit talented people to work in the Federal Government, the Pathways Programs target students and recent graduates of all ages and backgrounds. Pathways consists of three distinct programs: the Internship Program, the Recent Graduates Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. The Internship Program is designed for current students, while the Recent Graduates Program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying institutions. The PMF Program is a unique leadership development opportunity for candidates who have earned a graduate or professional degree within the past two years.
The mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are Veterans. Whether serving directly or indirectly, VA employees care about supporting Veterans. As the need for support grows, so does the need to recruit dedicated, talented, and educated individuals who can replace an aging Federal workforce and continue to effectively fulfill VA’s mission.
Read more about VA Pathways.