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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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A Guide to Health Careers in Virginia!

The Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority is excited to present the new Virginia Health Careers Catalog. The Authority, Virginia Area Health Education Centers, Virginia Department of Health Professions, Virginia Community College System and a host of additional community and academic partners contributed time, expertise, and resources in producing this publication for the current and future health workforce. Click here to view and/or download an electronic copy of the 2022-2024 Health Careers Catalog.

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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