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The Role of a Young Physician in the VA System. Nichol L. Salvo, DPM 2012 APMA Young Physicians ’ Institute May 19, 2012 Washington, D.C. Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Akron Outpatient Clinic Akron, Ohio Nichol.salvo@va.gov. Disclosures.

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the role of a young physician in the va system

The Role of a Young Physician in the VA System

Nichol L. Salvo, DPM

2012 APMA Young Physicians’ Institute

May 19, 2012

Washington, D.C.

Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Akron Outpatient Clinic

Akron, Ohio

Nichol.salvo@va.gov

disclosures
Disclosures
  • I have no disclosures
  • I have no conflicts of interest
  • I am not representing the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs
why the va as a career
Why the VA as a career?
  • Pathology
  • Research
  • Education
  • Medicine and Surgery – TREATING THE VETERAN
pathology1
Pathology

ECCRINE SYRINGOFIBROADENOMATOSIS OF MASCARO

research and education
Research and Education
  • Residency Training
  • Student Education
  • CME
  • Research
medicine and surgery
Medicine and Surgery
  • Patient care without insurance dictation
  • No business
  • Devices, materials, implants
hiring
Hiring
  • www.usajobs.gov
  • License in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing
  • Background and/or Security Investigation
  • English Language Proficiency
the interview
The Interview
  • Performance Based Interviewing
  • Clinical
  • Presentation
benefits
Benefits
  • Salary
    • $82K - $106K
    • $96K - $125K
    • Chief Grade - $155K
  • Pension - FERS
  • TSP
  • Life and Disability
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Vacation – 26 days
  • Sick – 13 days
  • Federal Holidays
  • Tort
  • CME
  • ***EMR***
the take away
The Take Away
  • The VA is not for everyone
  • Compassion
  • Pathology and comorbidity areguaranteed
  • Teaching and Research
  • Maximize your scope and licensure
  • Competitive – Veteran status helps