GME Development Series: VA-Funded GME Expansion Opportunities

April 5, 2024 12:00 PM

AOGME Recorded Webinar GME Development

As one of its four statutory missions, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the largest education and training platform for health professionals and serves as the second largest funder for graduate medical education (GME) in the nation.

Hosted by AOGME and AACOM Government Relations, this webinar provides an overview of GME expansion opportunities funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and highlights upcoming opportunities to establish new partnerships or enhance existing partnerships with VA to facilitate GME expansion.


  • Discuss the role of the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) and the national scope and impact of VA health professions education
  • Outline major functions of VA Designated Education Officers (DEOs)
  • Recall key aspects of the disbursement process
  • Describe upcoming VA-funded GME expansion opportunities


  • Ryan Scilla, MD, FACP, Director of Medical and Dental Education, VA Office of Academic Affiliations