Internships and fellowships
VA Houston 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
CPE is an educational experience for qualified ministers who learn as they engage Veterans. It is considered the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program for Pastoral Care, which qualifies ministers to become VA chaplains (and any other institutional setting with chaplains).
VA Houston Dental service has a General Practice Residency program and a Prosthodontics Residency program.
VA Houston offers approximately a 50-week accredited Dietetic Internship Program with a medical nutrition therapy emphasis that is combined with a Master's Degree Program at Texas Woman's University (TWU).
Graduate Health Administrative Training Program
Provides a one-year training opportunity in the Medical Center Director's office. The GHATP is designed to recruit, prepare, and retain highly-qualified individuals to become future leaders in VA.
PGY1 pharmacy residents, PGY2 pharmacy residents, and clinical pharmacy specialists with a scope of practice have a unique role within VA’s patient-centered care model due to their extensive experience in managing complex medication regimens to treat the most common chronic disease states.
Physician Assistant Residency in Geriatric Medicine
Provides a superb educational environment in which certified Physician Assistants (PA-C) are trained to work within an interprofessional team to provide the highest level of patient-centered care for older Veterans with complex medical issues.
Physician Assistant Post-Graduate Residency in Mental Health
For PAs who demonstrate clinical expertise in mental health care, high ethical behavior, strong leadership skills, cultural awareness, unsurpassed professionalism and a commitment to lifelong learning, who are prepared to care for the mental health needs of veterans and the general community.
Post Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program
This residency program was developed to support the new nursing graduate during the first year of practice in an acute and long-term care hospital setting.
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
The Department of Nursing Professional Staff Development at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center offers board certified Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) in Adult Gerontology or Family Practice a twelve-month residency in Primary Care in community partnership with The University of Texas Health Science Center Cizik School of Nursing.
Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Residency
We offer a Clinical Psychology Internship, Clinical Psychology Residency, and Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Residency. These programs are based on a scientist-practitioner model of training and are each separately accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).