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Internships, Fellowships and Residencies

VA Atlanta health care provides training programs for students at the college, university, and postgraduate levels. Explore our training programs to find out about how we can help you start your career as a health care professional.

Clinical Pastoral Education

The Atlanta VA Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program provides clinical, experiential, and professional education for spiritual care ministry theological students and clergy of all faiths. Students engage in spiritual care visits, peer group seminars, verbatim case conferences, patient care conferences, and interdisciplinary team meetings. Our students have the supervised opportunity to explore pastoral and personal identity, learn from and about interpersonal relationships, and examine their attitudes, values, culture, and theological assumptions about life and ministry.

Learn more about our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program

Podiatric Residency Program

The Atlanta VA Health Care System offers a 36-month Podiatric Residency Program with training in podiatric medicine, podiatric surgery, reconstructive techniques, and wound care.

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Psychology Training Program

The Atlanta VA Health Care System offers Doctoral Internships and Postdoctoral Residencies in Health Service Psychology.

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Nurse Practitioner Residency Programs

The Joseph M. Cleland Atlanta VA Medical Center provides Nurse Practitioner Residency [NPR] Programs offering specialized training in Primary Care, Mental Health, and Geriatric Extended Care. The Residency Programs are designed as 12-month programs that operate in the hospital and 21 community-based outpatient clinics within a 50-mile radius. Each residency program can accommodate the following in a cohort:

3 residents in the Geriatric Extended Care cohort.

4 residents in the Mental Health cohort 

6 residents in the Primary Care cohort

Learn more about our Nurse Practitioner Residency Programs