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Internships and fellowships

VA Southern Arizona health care provides training programs for students at the college, university, and postgraduate levels. Explore our training programs to find out about how we can help you start your career as a health care professional.

Internships and fellowships

Each year, we help hundreds of university and post-graduate students complete their training and pursue their careers. Find the opportunities that are right for you.

Pharmacy Residency Programs

The 12 month residency program accepts up to eight PGY1 residents and is designed to provide ongoing clinical pharmacy activities while promoting the individual resident’s needs. The program provides clinical experience with a broad range of patients and disease states in various rotation settings, while working collegially with physicians and nurse practitioners. 

The oncology pharmacy residency program is a 12 month period of education and experiences that focuses on oncology pharmacy practice and is designed to provide ongoing pharmacy clinical activities while promoting the resident’s needs. The resident’s experiences throughout the year will include outpatient oncology, surgical oncology, inpatient oncology, administrative oncology, hospice/palliative care, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug information, drug policy development, and will also provide additional electives that are specific to the practice of oncology pharmacy. 

Psychology Training Program 

The Psychology Training Program at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) in Tucson, Arizona provides both a predoctoral internship program and a postdoctoral fellowship program. We are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and in October/November of 2021 both programs received their site visits.

Additional questions on program’s accreditation status may be addressed to the Commission on Accreditation (COA):

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 First Street NE Washington, D.C. 20002-4242


Email:  or APA Accreditation website

For further information, please refer to the program brochures.


Jane Houghtaling Walker, PhD, HSPP

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Interim Psychology Training Director

520-792-1450 extension 1-4299 or VA Cell 520-780-0363 (Calls, not texts)

APPIC Match Number
General Internship

Applications Due
November 7, 2022

Our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks energetic, personable, and well-qualified applicants with strong skills in the areas of assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, and consultation. We welcome and encourage multicultural, LGBTQ+ and in other ways diverse individuals to apply.

A strong desire and evident dedication to treating veterans who have experienced trauma is a must. Interest and experience in the area of PTSD treatment should be evident in past training and/or experience. Applicants must be able to take initiative and function with good judgment, flexibility, and maturity.

We use APPA CAS for applications:

Click below to view our program brochures!