The population of women Veterans is growing rapidly, generating increasing demands for health care. Since 2000, the number of female Veterans using VA health care has more than doubled with a growth rate outpacing that of the male Veteran population. VA understands the needs of women Veterans and is committed to serving their health care needs now and in the future. The Advanced Fellowship in Women’s Health (AFWH) provides two years of post-residency or post-doctoral research, education, and clinical learning opportunities in women’s health to eligible physicians and associated health professionals. Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of their time in research and education and 25 percent in clinical care. Faculty mentorship and individualized learning plans are provided at all site locations.
The VA Fellowship in Women’s Health offers advanced training opportunities to future leaders in academic health sciences who will be engaged in research, teaching and program development that will improve the health of women. Each fellow completes an individualized career development plan (ICDP) around 6 core areas essential to a successful research-based academic career.
Locations include: Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Pittsburg, PA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; and West Haven, CT.
Eligible physicians must have graduated from an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency; be board certified or board eligible in internal medicine (or one of its subspecialties), family medicine, gynecology, psychiatry, or surgery; and have an active, unrestricted US medical license.
Eligible associated health professionals must be a US citizen; demonstrate interest in pursuing a VA career with women’s health as a significant focus; be qualified in a health profession relevant to the health of women Veterans (nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, and others); and not be simultaneously enrolled in an accredited clinical training program.
Consider the Benefits of VA AFWH
A competitive stipend with health benefits, protected time to develop your research and education projects, guidance from mentors of national stature and professional grooming to become a leader in women’s health are only a few of the benefits to be gained. Our fellows and alumna practice clinical women's health; successfully secure grant funding; publish in peer review journals; develop medical education curricula; and hold major leadership positions.
To learn more, visit the Office of Academic Affiliations, VA Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health (AFWH): https://afwh.wisc.edu