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National & Local Background, VA HSR&D Fellowship

VA Office of Academic Affairs (OAA)

OAA started the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in health services in 1991 when a broad array of concerns was challenging health care delivery in VA and across the nation. These concerns ranged from issues involving approaches for incorporating patient perspectives in decision making to quality, cost, and measurement issues. Few physicians had the training in health services research needed to address these critical issues, and the need for such trained physicians was increasingly dramatically. In response, OAA started the training program to develop a cadre of physicians with health services expertise for the VA health care system and to foster the development of high quality health services research and development at local and national levels.

MD Fellowship Program at Seattle HSR&D Center

Over 50 fellows have completed the MD Fellowship Program through the Seattle HSR&D Center in the last decade.