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Internships and fellowships

Choosing an internship, residency, or fellowship program is a big decision. Much of what you learn will come from your patients, our Veterans. Let us help you develop your future professional career while you serve today’s Veterans.

Training for physicians 

You can complete your training through our internship, residency, or fellowship programs at the VA Philadelphia Healthcare System. We offer rotations in the following specialties: 

Selection process

We recruit trainees who share our commitment to respect the diversity, dignity, and individuality of all Veterans. We seek candidates interested and experienced in caring for Veterans.

Application requirements

Applicants must meet several eligibility requirements (PDF), including:

  • Enrollment in an accredited doctoral program
  • Approval for internship, fellowship, or residency status 
  • U.S. citizenship 
  • Successful completion of fingerprinting, background checks, and random drug screening
  • Selective Service registration, if applicable

Training for associated health care professionals 

As a student in an associated health care profession, you can also train for your career at VA Pittsburgh Health Care. We offer paid and unpaid training in several areas. Unpaid training is also called With Out Compensation (WOC).

Our training programs 

Current interns, residents, and fellows

Take the Learners' Perceptions Survey

After you complete most of your clinical training, we encourage you to take this survey to rate your experience. Your feedback helps us to understand what we're doing well and where we need to improve so we can maintain excellence for Veterans and our trainees.

Learn more

To find out more about our associated health care programs or to ask about a program not listed here, please contact our human resources office: 

Raymond Daiutolo
Director, Human Resources
3900 Woodland Avenue, 
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-823-5800, ext. 204007