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Dr. Mackenzie Shanahan works with a fellow trainee using virtual reality.Houston VA virtual reality grant program
At the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center in Houston, Texas, leaders are working to improve care for Veterans and employee well-being by expanding use of new medical technology.
Bay Pines VA nurse residentsIt's Nurses Month: Highlighting nurse residents
As we celebrate Nurses Month, OAA would like to highlight three BSN nurse residents from the first PB-RNR cohort at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Florida.
VAMCs across the nation celebrate Health Professions Education Week, March 11-15, 2024From coast to coast: celebrating HPE Week
Last week, March 11-15, 2024, health professions trainees, Veterans, and clinical staff in VAMCs across the country, took time to celebrate Health Professions Education Week through special events and award ceremonies.
Neurology residentsNeurology residents begin new Telestroke training
The VA National Telestroke Program (NTSP) recently began a new virtual training program for VA neurology residents, a first for the program since it began in 2017. The NTSP is a nationwide VA program...
Three health professions trainees studyingBedford VA team improves BCA for Vets
Leading educational researchers from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and physicians from VA Bedford Healthcare System recently developed a curriculum to improve bedside cardiac assessment.
Telestroke trainingTelestroke training key in caring for Veterans
According to the American Stroke Association, strokes are the fifth cause of death and leading cause of disability in the United States. When a stroke happens, time is essential to the health of the patient.
SyKaplan clinicLate Veteran honored in clinic renaming ceremony
Friends, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) staff and VA employees gathered Dec. 8, 2023, to recognize late local Veteran Seymour “Sy” Kaplan for his impact on the Veteran community.
HPTs in TulsaSpotlight on health professions trainees in Tulsa
Carlee Grimes, PA-C, knows her father and husband, both Veterans, are in the best hands with their health care needs within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.
Puerto Rico VA traineeVA-sponsored residency programs address challenges
In recent years, the small Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico has faced multiple crises including Hurricanes Maria and Irma that devastated the infrastructure and threatened the public health of the island.
Health Professions Trainee Dr. Michael Brands presents a research poster at the Designated Education Officer Conference in Chicago, Aug. 23, 2023.HPT starts project to enhance medical curriculum
When Dr. Michael Brands began his training with VA earlier this year, he had no idea he would present his research to over 140 doctors at VHA’s OAA DEO Conference in Chicago in August.

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