Internships, fellowships and residencies
VA Milwaukee 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.
Through affiliations with Medical College of Wisconsin and other schools and colleges, clinical residencies and fellowships are provided to students in many professions. Additional information about VA academic programs is available through the Veterans Health Administration Office of Academic Affiliations web site.
Residencies and fellowships
Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency
The Zablocki VA Great Lakes Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency is a one-year post-doctorate dental education program with an optional second-year. The AEGD Residency is intended to facilitate the professional growth of the recent dental graduate. It is designed to mentor competency, proficiency, and confidence in various dental specialties; manage medically compromised dental patients and to help the resident function effectively in multiple dental settings in a hospital environment, as well as, an outpatient facility.
Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health
The mission is to train and develop physicians and associated health professionals in clinical care, scholarship, practice, education and system improvements related to the advancement of health care for women and female Veterans. The fellowship is in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Post-Graduate Residency Program
The Zablocki VA Medical Center offers a 12-month-long clinical and didactic PA Post-Graduate Residency program focusing on adult emergency medicine designed to produce highly competent emergency medicine physician assistants.
Interprofessional Fellowship in Patient Safety Post-Doctoral Fellowship
This program is held at the Milwaukee VA medical center and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The purposes of this program: 1. Train an interprofessional team of patient safety champions in patient safety knowledge, attitudes, skills, and quality improvement techniques; and 2. Foster interaction among trainees in clinical, teaching and research domains.
The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center offers externships for nursing students. Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply for the Student Nurse Technician program. Juniors may apply for the VA-Student Trainee opportunities that commence the summer after junior year and extend until graduation.
Occupational Therapy Mental Health Fellowship Program
The Zablocki VA Medical Center offers a 12-month American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) accredited fellowship of didactic and clinical education. Our fellowship is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skills of an occupational therapy (OT) practitioner pursuing AOTA Board Certification in mental health occupational therapy.
Occupational Therapy Physical Rehabilitation Fellowship Program
The Zablocki VAMC offers a 12-month fellowship of didactic and clinical education accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
The Milwaukee VA offers five pharmacy residency programs (PGY1 and four PGY2s), and the Green Bay VA offers a PGY1 program. Our programs are very flexible and well balanced in terms of inpatient and ambulatory care responsibilities! The Milwaukee PGY1 program (four spots) allows residents to select the amount of time they would like to spend in required and elective rotations in order to customize their year. PGY2 programs in Milwaukee include Infectious Diseases, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Medication Use Safety and Policy.
Learn more about our pharmacy residencies.
Please note: The Milwaukee VA will not be attending the virtual showcase event at ASHP Midyear meeting in December. Instead, we will be hosting virtual open house events! This is an opportunity for you to meet residency program directors and current residents prior to interviews. Additionally, we are planning that all residency interviews will be virtual.
Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency Program
The Zablocki VA Medical Center, in affiliation with Marquette University, offers a 12-month Neurologic PT Residency Program featuring individualized mentorship, clinical education, didactic, and teaching opportunities - Accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).
Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency Program
The Zablocki VA Medical Center, in affiliation with University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee University, offers a 12-month Orthopaedic PT Residency Program featuring individualized mentorship, clinical education, didactic, and teaching opportunities. The program is currently a developing program with the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).
Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program
The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center offers a Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program funded through the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA). These full-time clinical trainee positions are temporary appointments for approximately one year.
Post-Graduate Primary Care Physician Assistant Residency Program
The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center offers a 12-month didactic and clinical education program in primary care medicine to produce highly competent primary care physician assistants.
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency (PC-NPR) Program
This 12-month post-graduate program provides clinical and academic experience for new graduates transitioning into professional roles as Primary Care Nurse Practitioners.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
This 12-month post-graduate program provides clinical and academic experience for new graduates transitioning into professional roles as PMHNPs.
The Zablocki VA, in academic partnership with Alverno College-JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing, promotes mentorship and fosters a supportive interprofessional learning environment for providing evidence-based care to our Veteran population.
Psychology Training Program
The Psychology Training Program offers Doctoral Internships and Postdoctoral Fellowships to students from APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology,