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Resources for DEOs

The Designated Education Officer (DEO) or Associate Chief of Staff for Education (ACOS/E) is a facility-based learning leader with oversight, responsibility, and accountability for all accredited and affiliated clinical trainee programs within that facility. The DEO maintains the quality of the relationships with affiliates and a positive, effective local learning environment. The DEO contributes to the quality of health care for Veterans and the nation and has responsibilities for:

  • Enabling Learning
  • Aligning Resources
  • Driving Results
  • Leading Change

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Additional Resources

Trainee Qualifications and Credentials Verification LetterEach Health Professions Trainee (HPT) must be listed on a Trainee Qualifications and Credentials Verification Letter (TQCVL) by the Program Director (VA or non-VA) before participating in training at a VA facility.

Health Professions Trainee Resources

Affiliation Agreements and Resources