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Celebrating 70 Years of VA Academic Affiliations

Jared Dashoff , Public Affairs Specialist
November 12, 2016

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2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the affiliation between the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which dates back to the end of World War II.

In a session at Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting, speakers took a look back at the 70-year partnership and a look forward to what the next 70 years of this collaboration might bring.

John Prescott, MD, chief academic officer, AAMC , and Karen Sanders, MD, deputy chief officer, VA Office of Academic Affiliations, spoke about what they see as the value of this unique partnership.

John Prescott, MD, chief academic officer, AAMC

Karen Sanders, MD, deputy chief officer, VA Office of Academic Affiliations

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