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VA Funding for Graduate Medical Education. Grant W. Cannon, M.D., MACP, FACR Associate Chief of Staff of Academic Affiliations George E. Whalen VA Medical Center (11E) Salt Lake City, Utah 84148 Telephone 801-584-1277 Pager 801-339-6585 g [email protected] Bottom line - Key message.

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Va funding for graduate medical education

VA Funding for Graduate Medical Education

Grant W. Cannon, M.D., MACP, FACR

Associate Chief of Staff of Academic Affiliations

George E. Whalen VA Medical Center (11E)

Salt Lake City, Utah 84148

Telephone 801-584-1277

Pager 801-339-6585

[email protected]


Bottom line key message
Bottom line - Key message

Please see me if you can use any additional VA-based training opportunities.


Key messages
Key messages

  • Increased funding for VA-based physician trainees over the next five years

  • Please see me if you might increase VA-based funding beginning July 1, 2015 or beyond

  • Please respond promptly to request about your current VA –based training positions in the next two week for academic year 2015-16.


Veterans access choice and accountability act of 2014 vacaa
Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA)

  • Improve VA patient Access and Choice

  • Increase in 1,500 physician resident positions over the next 5 years

  • 1,500/120 academic VAs

    = 12.5 positions per VA


Veterans access choice and accountability act of 2014 vacaa priority areas
Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA)Priority Areas

  • Primary care

  • Mental health

  • Rural health

  • New & expanding sites of VA care

  • Critical needs*

  • Chief Resident Quality & Safety


Veterans access choice and accountability act of 2014 vacaa priority areas1
Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA)Priority Areas

  • Critical needs

    • Identified by the local facility

      • Health professional shortage area

      • Shortage of physicians in local geographic area

      • Veteran access issues

    • Washington DC approval



Basic requirements for va rotation
Basic Requirements for VA rotation (VACAA

  • ACGME approved program

  • Training during ACGME approved years

    (i.e. not an extra year)

  • Valuable educational experience

  • Adequate supervision

  • VA-based


Key messages1
Key messages (VACAA

  • Increased funding for VA-based physician trainees over the next five years

  • Please see me if you might increase VA-based funding beginning July 1, 2015 or beyond

  • Please respond promptly to request about your current VA –based training positions in the next two week for academic year 2015-16.


Bottom line key message1
Bottom line - Key message (VACAA

Please see me if you can use any additional VA-based training opportunities.

Grant W. Cannon, M.D., MACP, FACR

Telephone 801-584-1277

Pager 801-339-6585

[email protected]


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