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Internships and fellowships

The Birmingham VA Health Care System 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.

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program

The AEGD Residency Program is a comprehensive General Dentistry Program with advanced training in most aspects of dentistry. 

Learn more about the AEGD Residency Program


Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program

This robust, year-long program is designed to offer the recently licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in the area of geriatric specialty practice in preparation for Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).

Learn more about the Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program


Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

The mission of the Birmingham VA Health Care System (BVAHCS) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing (UAB SON) Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency (MHNPR) is to enhance the competencies of MHNP residents and to prepare highly qualified leaders in an interprofessional environment with expertise in Veteran-centric care while emphasizing competency-based learning, quality improvement, and scholarship.

Learn more about the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program


Optometry Residency Program

The Residency in Vision Rehabilitation with an emphasis in Low Vision Rehabilitation and Ocular Disease at the Birmingham VA Medical Center is a 52-week post-graduate clinical education program that currently offers two positions.

Learn more about the Optometry Residency Program


Pharmacy Residency Program

The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) and Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residencies located in Birmingham, Alabama, provide residents with the skills and knowledge required to enter a contemporary practice environment where they can effectively provide clinical services.

Learn more about the Pharmacy Residency Program


Psychology Training Program

Birmingham VA currently offers an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship with 4 positions funded through VA as part of the UAB-BVAMC Consortium. 

Learn more about the Psychology Training Program


VA TCF Program for students or recent graduates

The Technical Career Field (TCF) program offers two years of training in critically identified positions within specific career fields in accordance with VHA’s Succession Workforce Plan. 

Learn more about the TCF Program


VA Pathways Program for students or recent graduates

The Pathways Program offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree.

Learn more about the Pathways Program