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Internship, Fellowship & Residency

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center 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.

Rachel Link

Registered Nurse - Nursing Service

VA Martinsburg health care

Phone: 304-263-0811 Ext.4373


Associated Health/GME Residents

To begin the process, there must be a valid Affiliation Agreement between the affiliate (education institution) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

- An affiliation agreement outlines the duties of the VA and the with respect to HPTs and their educational rotation.
- An affiliation agreement must be current and signed appropriately prior to the beginning of the educational rotation. 
- An Affiliation Agreement is required for each educational program and include specific concentrations per affiliate requesting an educational rotation.

If all required documents/forms are not completed and received 90 days prior to the start of the rotation, the Clinical HPT will not be onboarded. This may result in a delay or cancellation of the requested rotation.

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Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program

About Us

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) serves Veterans living in 22 counties in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. The Dental Clinic is modern and spacious with 16 state-of-the-art operatories, as well as a full-service dental laboratory located within the dental clinic. Additionally, each resident is assigned their own operatory and dental assistant for the duration of the program. The dental clinic is currently staffed with five full-time general dentists, one full-time prosthodontist, one part-time oral surgeon, and several other contracted general dentists and oral surgeons. We also have two full-time dental hygienists, 10 dental assistants and five administrative personnel. The program provides the residents with the opportunity to interact with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals as part of a multidisciplinary health care team. For more information on the program, please click Here.



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Pharmacy Residency Programs

About Us

This is a PGY-1 and PGY-2 residencies based at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV. Martinsburg VAMC is a level 1C multi-mission tertiary care facility, which includes a medical center, seven primary care office-site clinics, and long-term care. We currently have 3 PGY-1 Residency positions, as well as, PGY-2 Residency positions.

The residency program is directly affiliated with Shenandoah University (SU) with teaching opportunities available, including a teaching and learning curriculum program.

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Psychology Internship Program

The Psychology Internship Program is grounded in the practitioner-scholar model, which emphasizes that through the training experience clinical practice is guided by scientific theory and research. Based on this model, the development of knowledge and skills related to evidence-based treatments are considered critical to competent and ethical professional practice. Interns are trained in evidence-based practices and learn how to incorporate these practices in their clinical work across all rotations. The practitioner-scholar model also acknowledges the complexity of real patients and limitations of the empirical base. Thus, science and research are constantly evolving and informed from the delivery of clinical care while respecting our patients as unique people, accounting for individual, cultural, and societal considerations.

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Post Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program

Fear. Trepidation. Excitement. All are natural emotions that nursing students face upon graduation. Doubting their readiness, many students ask themselves, “How am I ever going to be able to take on five patients at a time?”

Questioning one’s abilities happens to all of us and is a form of impostor syndrome, which is loosely defined as “doubting your abilities, skills, talents, or accomplishments and feeling like a fraud.” It is natural. Especially when faced with the prospect of “flying solo.”

The Post Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program, (PBRNR), program mission is to develop practice-ready Registered Nurses equipped with the knowledge and skills to care for our nation’s Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or community. The PBRNR program assists novice nurses as they transition to a professional nurse through a one-year program that supports protected learning experiences in an interdisciplinary environment.

Post Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program

The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center is pleased you have chosen a career in the nation’s largest integrated health care system.  Our mission is to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.  The Post Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Resident (PBRNR) program focus is to support the new graduate nurses as they transition from novice to professional nurse, building on and enhancing baccalaureate training experiences.  The residents in this program will have 100% protected learning time throughout the 12-month residency. 


Program Outcomes

  • Successfully transition from entry-level to a competent, professional nurse.
  • Display increased clinical confidence.
  • Develop clinical leadership and collaborative practice skills in the interprofessional healthcare environment. 
  • Be well-positioned to begin a professional nursing career.
  • Graduate from a program that provides a pathway for potential permanent VA employment (optional).
  • Graduate from a program that is tailored to meet the needs of Residents and Stakeholders throughout the transition to professional practice.


Program overview

  • 1 year with direct preceptor guidance
  • Experience in LTC, Mental health, OR, GI, ICU, primary care, med-surg, ER, women’s health
  • Resident driven training and skills workshops
  • Professional development



  • Health, Dental and vision insurance
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick leave (days off for illness/medical appointments/family care)
  • Paid federal holidays
  • During residency, residence may be eligible for student loan forbearance or deferment.  Eligibility is determined on an individual basis by the loan holding company; therefore, residents are responsible for contacting their lender to determine eligibility.
  • After PBRNR program completion, residents will be eligible to apply for positions that qualify for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) which may be used to pay down existing student loans.


Applicant qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • New graduate (defined as less than 1-yr post-graduation) of a CCNE or NLNAC accredited BSN applying for a first RN role.
  • Current, unrestricted, active RN license before the start of the program.
  • Must pass pre-employment clearances, i.e. physical, background check, fingerprinting, etc.
  • Commit to completing the 1-year RN Residency program (2080 hours).


Application Requirements

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts are accepted at the time of application. Official transcripts are required before program start date.
  • Two letters of support: (1) Dean and (1) Faculty. All letters of support must be on official college or business letterhead.
  • Additional information and timeline
    • Applications should be submitted at the beginning of the final semester in nursing school
    • Cohorts start yearly in March and August. Exact dates vary by cohort


How to apply

Completed applications and any questions should be directed to:

Rachel Link, MBA, MSN, RN

PBRNR with any questions.