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Update Briefing on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs GME Expansion Plan

March 05, 2015
AACOM, in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration's Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA), presents a briefing to update the osteopathic medical education community on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s GME expansion Plan.  
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (PL 113-146) signed into law on August 7, 2014, directs the VA to create 1,500 medical residency positions over five years, or to ensure that currently established medical residency programs have an adequate number of residency positions. 

The OAA, which oversees the design, implementation and monitoring of the VA’s GME expansion plan, recently developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) based largely on  questions received from the osteopathic medical education community. The OAA seeks to discuss these and other questions during the upcoming conference call. In addition, the OAA will present an update on awarded positions starting July 2015 and the upcoming request for proposal (RFP) for positions to begin in July 2016. Please join us for a conference call to learn more on Tuesday, March 17 at 11:00 AM ET. 

Conference Call 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 
11:00 AM ET 
Featured Speakers
  • Barbara K. Chang, MD, MA, Director of Medical & Dental Education, Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Health Administration 
  • Judy BrannenMD, MBA, Clinical Director of Medical & Dental Education, Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Health Administration. 

On this conference call, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in advance and during the call. Register for the call and/or submit your questions in advance. You may also submit questions to va_gme@aacom.org

For additional resources on this initiative, please visit AACOM’s VA GME web page