Office of Academic Affiliations
Advanced Fellowship programs offer post-residency, post-doctoral, and post-masters fellowships to physicians and dentists, and associated health professions, including psychologists, social workers and pharmacists. Through hands-on, mentored educational experiences, trainees develop skills in specific clinical areas and gain experience in policy development, system redesign and research methodology. Advanced Fellowship programs are available for clinical and non-clinical health care professions.
While exploring the available fellowships, interested applicants should carefully review the program announcement for specific information about program eligibility. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the local fellowship site. Applications are processed at the local level, and the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) provides final approval.
Physician applicants must have completed U.S. residency training and be board certified or board eligible with an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States Some programs allow physicians who are not U.S. citizens with appropriate visa/residency status to participate if no qualified U.S. citizen has applied. Professionals from fields other than medicine must be U.S. citizens.
Explore Advanced Fellowships
Over 20 types of Advanced Fellowships are available in locations across the United States. Use the dropdown boxes below to see what fellowships are available. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae using the contact.
Use dropdown box to select the fellowship and/or location of your choice.
Select Fellowship with All Locations for the following Advanced Fellowships are that are not restricted to specific VA facilities: American Board of Medical Specialties Visiting Scholars (ABMS); Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program; Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation; and Psychiatric Research/Neurosciences.
An asterisk (*) by name of fellowship indicates that the fellowship is only available to physicians.
For More Information
VA employees interested in Advanced Fellowships, should visit the OAA intranet.
Applicants may email VHACOOAAAdvancedFellowships@va.gov for more information.