VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education
In August 2010, the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) issued a request for proposals to establish Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education. Part of VA's New Models of Care initiative, the centers utilize VA primary care settings to develop and test innovative approaches to prepare physician residents and students, advanced practice nurse and undergraduate nursing students, and associated health trainees for primary care practice in the 21st Century. Thirty-seven VHA field facilities enthusiastically embraced this opportunity and competed for the Centers. The Peer Review process was completed, and five VA Medical Centers were selected. Each of these Centers will be funded at a level of approximately $1 million per year for five years (funding beyond fiscal year 2011 will depend on VA's budget allocation). In addition to this core programmatic support, OAA will make available additional trainee positions and funding, as necessary.
The five selected CA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education:
- Boise VA Medical Center (VISN 20)
- Cleveland VA Medical Center (VISN 10)
- San Francisco VA Medical Center (VISN 21)
- VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VISN 1)
- VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VISN 20)