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VA is a leader in the training of associated health professionals. Through affiliation agreements with more than 1,800 individual health professions schools and colleges, clinical traineeships and fellowships are provided to students in more than 40 professions, including nurses, pharmacists, dentists, audiologists, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, optometrists, podiatrists, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and nurse practitioners.

  • In 2013,  31,380 Associated Health trainees and 23,808 Nursing trainees received training at a VA facility
  • 50% of US psychologists and 70% of VA psychologists have had VA training prior to employment

For additional information regarding without compensation or funded trainee positions, contact the education office or the clinical discipline office at the desired VA facility.

Associated Health Education Programs

Appointment Instructions

  • Appointment Instructions for VA Interprofessional Fellowships in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Palliative Care or Postdoctoral Fellowships in Optometry Research and Psychology for Academic Year (AY) 2013-2014

Nursing Announcements

Nursing Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Tips for VA Pre and Postdoctoral Nurse Fellowship Applications
VA Nurse Fellowships: Now that you are funded . . .

Other Program Announcements

OAA Guidance on Appointment of Year Long Trainees: Eligibility for Federal Health and Life Insurance

Associated Health Education Success Stories

Laura Taylor – National Director of Social Work, VA Central Office
Laura Taylor – National Director of Social Work, VA Central Office
"When attending graduate school, I was encouraged to pursue a highly competitive Social Work internship at the VA... I was a young single mother at the time and would not have been able to pursue the placement without a paid internship… I realized my passion was to serve Veterans, their family members and Caregivers."

More Associated Health Education success stories can be found here.