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New Employee, Internships and Fellowships

Welcome to the Miami VA Healthcare System! We are pleased you have chosen a career serving America's Veterans in the nation's largest integrated health care system. You will soon join a workforce of talented, committed professionals who support the Department of Veterans Affairs' mission to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. The Miami VA Healthcare System serves a population of approximately 153,789 Veterans in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties.

Welcome New Employees

Dear Prospective Employee,

Welcome to the Miami VA Healthcare System!

We are pleased you have chosen a career serving America's Veterans in the nation's largest integrated health care system. You will soon join a workforce of talented, committed professionals who support the Department of Veterans Affairs' mission to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. The Miami VA Healthcare System serves a population of approximately 153,789 Veterans in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties.

Employees of the Miami VA Healthcare System are driven by VA's I CARE Core ValuesIntegrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence. Our vision is to continue to strive to be the benchmark of excellence and value in health care by providing exemplary services that are both patient-centered and evidence-based.

These pages have been designed to help you during your onboarding process. The New Employee Guide button below will explain your onboarding process. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources Management Service by calling 305-575-7000, ext. 13155, or by sending an email to vhamiahrhelpdesk@va.gov.

The Miami VA Healthcare System is committed to providing access to this orientation event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please contact Marc Fitzwilliams 305-575-7000, ext. 13698, or via email Marc.Fitzwilliams@va.gov with your request.

Below is information on the various residency programs at the MVAHCS. 

Chiropractic Residency Program

The Miami VA Healthcare System chiropractic clinics are administratively aligned within physical medicine and rehabilitative services. Chiropractic residents rotate in primary care, PM&R, pain medicine, mental health, neurosurgery, women’s clinic, GRECC, spinal cord injury and other sub-specialty clinics. Residents learn from or participate in chiropractic faculty’s ongoing research projects and engage in scholarly activities at the facility.

Learn more about the Chiropractic Residency Program 

Dentistry Residency

The Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program at the Miami VA Healthcare System Center is a one-year program, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and the Miami VAHCS is accredited by The Joint Commission Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. The objectives of this program are to provide advanced training in general dentistry, correlate and manage dental care of medically compromised patients, and to gain familiarity with hospital procedures, protocols, and treatment of hospitalized patients.

Learn more about the General Dentistry Residency Program

Medical Residents 

The Medical Residents page is designed to assist our medical residents with the onboarding process.

Learn more about the Medical Residents onboarding process

Pharmacy Residency

Post Grad Year 1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

Learn more about the Pharmacy Residency program.

Psychology Residency

Our Psychology Service is committed to diversity and highly encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to our program. We encourage discussion of diversity in clinical experiences, didactic trainings, and professional interactions. We have an active Diversity Committee, composed of both trainees and staff, that is committed to improving hospital-wide awareness of differences in race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, culture, and intellectual perspective, and how these differences may be addressed and embraced in treatment.

Learn more about the Psychology Residency program

Registered Nurse Residency

The Miami VA Healthcare System (MVAHCS) Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program (PB-RNR) is a one-year (12 months) program during which the trainees have 100% protected time to master the complexities of caring for Veterans. The federally funded traineeship nurse residency program by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) at the Miami VAHCS is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Learn more about the Registered Nurse Residency Post-Baccalaureate Program

Without Compensation - Physicians and Students

Guidance on submitting without compensation documents.