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Internships and fellowships

VA Spokane 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.

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency

The Spokane VA Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency (MH-NPR) Program is a 12-month structured intensive residency program designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and applied experiential learning. The program aims to enrich the nurse practitioner (NP) residents' existing knowledge and skills and boost their confidence in the work that they do by providing them with a learning experience that is dynamic and evidence-based to address the specific and unique needs of our nation's Veterans.

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Psychology Predoctoral Internship

The Psychology Predoctoral Internship program at Spokane VA is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. The program offers internship training to U.S. citizens who are pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited institution.

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Optometry Residency

The mission of the VA Optometry Residency training program is to provide qualified post-doctorate practitioners with a structured educational experience that will expand their development into exceptional optometric clinicians in the areas of primary care, geriatrics, ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, and surgical co-management. Upon completion of the residency, the clinician will emerge with enhanced clinical skills, knowledge, and experience which will elevate h/her beyond entry level practice, making residents suitable candidates for optometry positions in co-management, multidisciplinary settings, and/or post graduate optometric education.

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