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Choice Act GME Training Expansion

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The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA) allows VA to expand the number of physician resident positions.

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VA MISSION Act - Educational Initiatives

 
As one of four statutory missions, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) conducts education and training programs for health professions trainees to enhance the quality of care provided for Veteran patients. To learn more about OAA and its mission, click here. The Veterans Affairs MISSION Act of 2018, signed into law on June 6, will strengthen VA's ability to deliver the quality care and timely service Veterans have earned. To learn more about the MISSION Act and Educational Initiatives, click here.  

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Partnering with VA for GME has never been easier. Take advantage of new consultative services and personalized guidance. To learn more, click here. The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA) allows VA to add 1500 new GME physician residency positions over 5 years with an emphasis on primary care, mental health, and critically needed specialties. Click here to learn more about how VACAA expands VA GME residency programs and training.  
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