The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Fremont, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora.
These facilities provide some of the world's finest medical care and cutting-edge technology.
VAPAHCS is a teaching hospital with an affiliation with the Stanford University School of Medicine which provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties.
Our Health Care System operates over 800 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary - all to serve more than 67,000 enrolled Veterans.
You can learn more about VAPAHCS by visiting http://www.paloalto.va.gov/about You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.
Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on February 22,2016.
Subsequent referrals will be made every month after that date.
Applications received after the first cut- off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within you specific period of eligibility.All applicants may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application.
If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate you continued interest.
Basic Requirements: Citizenship of the United States.
Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.Degree: Degreeof doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.Licensure: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.Residency: Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.English Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English.Physical requirements outlined below.Preferred Experience: Highly qualified candidates should possess the following:Residency: Completion offour (4)years of residency, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Board Eligible/Board Certified: Candidate should be board eligible or board certified at the time of application.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Board Certified or Board Eligible Candidates