Veteran's Administration Puget Sound Health Care System

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VA Puget Sound Health Care System is the largest referral medical center (504 total beds) in the Northwest Network and is part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 20, which includes facilities in Anchorage, Boise, Portland, Roseburg, Spokane, Seattle/Tacoma, Walla Walla and White City. In the past year, the VA Puget Sound had out- patient visits and more than 8,318 inpatient treatments for close to 60,000 unique patients. At this site, the 3rd year Ob/Gyn resident learns to serve as a consultant (evaluating, formulating a plan, and communicating with the referring provider), determine when a patient needs surgical intervention, optimize peri-operative management, perform various in-office procedures, and understand the unique psychosocial components of caring for women veterans.