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Residency Programs

VA Portland Health Care System offers a variety of residency programs providing paid, hands-on practical experience to develop the competencies of an experienced practitioner in the areas of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and system-based practice, among others.

Dental Residency Program

VA Portland Health Care System offers a general practice residency in dentistry program approved by the American Dental Association and affiliated with Oregon Health Sciences University.
Learn more about VA Portland's Dental Residency Program


Nurse Residency Programs

Are you a newly graduated Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner? 
VA Portland Health Care System is a great place to begin your career!
As a Magnet facility, NPs and RNs are supported at all steps in their career to provide quality care and identify opportunities for improvement.
The mission of the entry-to-practice programs are to recruit, support and retain excellent NPs and RNs who are passionate about providing quality care that is holistic and Veteran-centric.
VA Portland Health Care System is proud to be MAGNET Recognized.

Learn more about VA Portland's Nurse Residency Programs.


RN Nurse Residency Programs

Are you a new graduate registered nurse?
VA Portland Health Care System is a great place to begin your career.

We have two nurse residency programs for new graduate nurses;

  • Post-Baccalaureate RN Residency Program and
  • Transition-to-Practice (TTP)

Learn more about VA Portland's RN Nurse Residency Programs.


Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

The VA Portland Health Care System Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is for newly graduated Nurse Practitioners who are interested in a rewarding career caring for our nation’s Veterans and their unique healthcare needs. 

Learn more about VA Portland's Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs.


Pharmacy Residency Program

VA Portland provides opportunities to participate in active pharmacy practice in a number of clinical settings, including our extensive ambulatory care clinics. Additionally, being close to both Oregon Health & Science University Hospital and the College of Pharmacy allows the resident to choose from a variety of electives, such as research, women's health, and academic teaching. Our pharmacists serve as valuable members of the health care team, are committed to the profession of pharmacy, and demonstrate great leadership and mentoring skills.
Learn more about VA Portland's Pharmacy Residency Programs.


Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency

This new program* will offer a single position for a one-year residency, with full-time work completed through VA Portland, tentatively starting in July 2022.
Learn more about VA Portland's Physical Therapy Orthopedic  Residency Programs.