VA Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health Sites
Currently, there are 8 VA Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health (AFWH) program sites across the United States. Each site offers the very best advanced training opportunities for clinicians in women's health research, education and clinical care. Two fellows, a physician (MD) and an associated health professional (PhD) are accommodated at each site, each year. The different sites offer unique fellowship experiences due to the varying activities, affiliations, clinical opportunities, research projects, program staff and mentors available and embedded in the site. For more site specific information explore the individual site pages below, email us at the National Coordinating Center or contact the program director for the site/s that interest you.
An important strength of our Boston site and their program is the interdisciplinary collaboration between General Internal Medicine/Women’s Health and the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD.
The aim of our Los Angeles site is to train creative, independent, ethical and productive leaders in health services research and to produce outstanding practitioners (proficient as researchers, clinicians and educators).
To train future leaders in academic health sciences who will be engaged in research, teaching and program development that will improve the health of women is the primary purpose of our Madison site.
At our Milwaukee site the fellowship program allows individual fellows to set their own course for career development and research projects amidst a dynamic and supportive Women’s Health community.
The fellowship program for physicians at our Pittsburgh site is designed to develop generalists with an interest in academic Women's Health, either as a clinician educator or clinician investigator.
Our San Diego site provides experiences that teach fellows to deliver coordinated comprehensive and evidence-based clinical care for women Veterans; applying a scientist-practitioner training model.
Our San Francisco site provides structured, mentored and nurturing training for clinicians across disciplines who are committed to becoming leaders in the health issues of women Veterans and pursuing careers at VA.
Our West Haven site provides an outstanding training program that contributes to the improvement of clinical practice by educating Comprehensive Women’s Health Clinicians who are truly expert in the care of women Veterans.