Four reasons to become a VHA physician

Dr. Matt fills us in on why being a VHA physician is so great


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Veterans Health Administration (VHA) physician Dr. Matt Rettig has 20-plus years’ experience working at VHA, where he’s learned quite a bit. In his interview, he shares his experiences as the chief of the hematology/oncology division. He’s in charge of making sure his department runs smoothly, while delivering the best care possible. Dr. Matt explains his reasons for becoming a VHA physician and why he thinks “it is a gift to work here.”

Research, research, research:
We are committed to providing a great deal of research opportunities at VHA. Lab and clinic research is aimed to foster growth and development while translational research allows an individual to connect what they have learned in the labs to real-life clinic work. This type of research allows for collaboration amongst post-grad students, post-grad fellows and clinicians in training.

Supportive team members:
It is vital to the quality and efficiency of care we provide that we encourage a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to patient care. The people that work here are warm, courteous individuals always willing to lend a hand.

Opportunity to care for heroes:
It’s a great honor to work with patients who have played a significant role in our American history. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a patient who landed at Normandy, which was very special to me. If you’re an individual who is looking to help others, especially Veterans, then this is the place for you.

Variety of career paths:
From clinician to clinician educator, there are many opportunities available. Whether you want to gear your focus towards clinical management of patients as a clinician or help educate young trainees as a clinician educator, there are programs to drive your dreams.

Are you ready to grow your career as a physician with VHA? Don’t wait around – Join VA now!

Author

Dan Green

Comments

  1. Cheryl Jenkins    

    My best friend is a vet and is getting treated HORRIBLY by the VHA. I have never seen such incompetence, ever, anywhere. Her quality of life consists of drifting through days, in a daze, rather than living them. Her doctor never explains anything to her. Ignores her questions. For example, my friend has to use a cane and a walker. She needs surgery. Has needed it for well over a year. She has asked for a parking placard. No response. We dropped the DMV form off at the office ten days ago and followed up on the phone with an appt. on the 8th, as the doctor was on vacation. Her appt. was canceled by the doctor. No was reason given. We will call in the morning to make yet, another appt.

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