Office of Academic Affiliations
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
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.