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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 52 week 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 52 weeks 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.


Brandon Markel, PsyD, MBA

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Chief of Psychology/Director of Psychology Training

520-792-1450 extension 1-1058

APPIC Match Number
General Internship

Applications Due:
Internship November 7, 2023

Post Doctorate January 3, 2024

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.

For post-doc applications, in order to increase diversity and minimize costs to applicants, we have decided not to use APPA CAS.  Please email our Interim Psychology Training Director with all required application material, at

Information regarding required materials may be found at our APPIC/UPPD web listing:

Click below to view our program brochures!