VA is a leader in the training of associated health professionals. Through affiliations with individual health professions schools and colleges, clinical traineeships and fellowships are provided to students in more than 40 professions, including nurses, pharmacists, dental assistants, audiologists, dietitians, social workers, psychology externs and pre-doctoral interns, physical therapists, optometry externs, podiatry externs 7 residents, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and nurse practitioners. Approximately 50,000 associated health students receive training in VA facilities each year, and provide a valuable recruitment source for new employees. The majority of associated health trainees receive clinical experiences receive temporary VA staff appointments on a “without compensation (WOC) basis”. But in selected program areas, approximately $40 million in student funding support is provided to over 3,300 trainees.
For additional information regarding without compensation or funded trainee positions:
Acting Administrative Officer for the DEO
Acute Care & Specialties Service/DEO
Central Alabama Health Care System
215 Perry Hill Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36109
334.272.4670 ext. 4902
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* Print the attached Student Health Form and have the appropriate school official complete (on company letterhead) and return with package.
VHA Directive 2004-066 defines policy for educational affiliation agreements covering training programs in clinical settings.
Between the V.A. and an Educational Program. For programs approved by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
VA Form 10-0094G