Advanced Fellowships and Professional Development - Office of Academic Affiliations
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Office of Academic Affiliations


Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
EBenefits Badge

Advanced Fellowships and Professional Development

AF Home | Alumni Testimonials | Overview | Contact Us | Resources 

Explore our Fellowships (For Potential Fellows)

Physican Residents

What are VA Advanced Fellowships?

The VA Advanced Fellowships Programs offer post-residency, post-doctoral, and post masters fellowships to physicians and dentists, and associated health professions - including but not limited to nurses, psychologists, social workers, and pharmacists. Although most Advanced Fellowship programs target clinical professions several programs offer training for non-clinical healthcare professions.

The Advanced Fellowships consists of approximately 20 distinct programs with each program having multiple training sites at VHA facilities across the country. Advanced Fellowships provide unique preparation for future leaders in healthcare by providing hands-on mentored educational experiences to develop skills in specific clinical areas and more broadly for healthcare system and healthcare education system transformation through policy, system redesign, and research. Through creative partnerships, use of new technology, and innovative educational modalities, the VA Advanced Fellowships Program promotes and fosters the highest standards of leadership, intellectual integrity, research, and patient care.

Curriculum for the Advanced Fellowship program is organized by local program directors in concert with OAA’s national training initiatives. For example, all Advanced Fellowships are organized under a broad collection of educational goals and emphasis areas as listed in the following table.

What programs are available?
Where are our programs located?
How to Apply

Testimonials from Fellow Alumni


AF Home | Alumni Testimonials | Overview | Contact Us | Resources