Why doctors love working with VA


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Now is the best time to consider working for the largest health care system in the country. As a VA physician, you will have many advantages while caring for over 9 million enrolled Veterans in over 1,400 locations. Here, you will have the freedom to practice medicine and focus on each patient without the distractions of running a business.

When you join our team, you gain access to groundbreaking research and clinical innovation opportunities. You also become part of broader academic and clinical communities, collaborating with universities, federal agencies, nonprofits and private industry on a shared mission to improve Veteran care. In fact, more than 70% of VA physicians have faculty appointments and commit some portion of their time to education and research activities.

VA supports a healthy work/life balance for its physicians with 49 paid days off annually—26 vacation days, 13 sick days and 10 federal holidays. Also, we offer predictable work scheduling that prioritizes quality over volume. Many outpatient doctors work a Monday to Friday schedule with little to no on-call. And with valid licensure in all 50 states, you have the freedom to relocate.

Our team-based model of care with mental health integration enables VA doctors to deliver the top-quality care Veterans deserve. Join us to get the most out of your practice potential—for your patients and for your future. Make a difference every day with patients you’re proud to serve. Explore available positions and apply today.

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