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Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority


The mission of the VHWDA is to facilitate the development of a statewide health professions pipeline that identifies, educates, recruits and retains a diverse, geographically distributed and culturally competent quality workforce for all Virginians.

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Virginia AHEC Scholars Application Cycle is Open!

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Featured Events

Virtual Conversation on Race and Medicine with Dr. Damond Tweedy

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Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
Time: 12 Noon
Who should register?: Health Professions Students, Faculty, Health Care Advocates
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Virginia's Innovative Approach to Meeting GME Needs

Graduate Medical Education (GME), also called residency, refers to any type of formal medical education pursued after receipt of the MD or DO degree. This education can last anywhere from three to five or more years and includes internship, residency, subspecialty, and fellowship programs leading to state licensure and board certification.

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Virginians: Find your local
Area Health Education Center (AHEC)


Need help finding training or job opportunities? Contact your local AHEC director Monday-Friday.

Blue Ridge Region AHEC – Shenandoah Valley

Capital Region AHEC – Richmond Metro and surrounding areas

Eastern Virginia Region AHEC – Southeast Virginia and Peninsula

Northern Virginia Region AHEC – Northern Virginia

Rappahannock Region AHEC – Northern Neck, Fredericksburg, and Middle Peninsula

South Central Region AHEC – Lynchburg, Danville, and surrounding area

Southside Region AHEC – South of Richmond

Southwest Virginia Region AHEC – Roanoke Valley and West

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