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Salem Program - Description

Salem Veterans Affiars Medical Center is a 298-bed hospital, located on a 214-acre tract near Roanoke in Salem Virginia. Residency programs include University of Virginia School of Medicine Roanoke-Salem residency programs in medicine and psychiatry at the VA Medical Center and UVA School of Medicine residencies in general surgery and ophthalmology. Scheduled weekly conferences include most medical and surgical specialties; psychiatry, CPCs, visiting professor rounds, and conferences of general interest to the medical student. Charlottesville faculty conduct weekly teaching sessions in surgery. Specialty areas are well developed in intensive care, coronary care, renal dialysis and nuclear medicine. There are special ongoing programs in substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, vocational rehabilitation, individual and group psychotherapy, spinal cord injury, geriatrics, diabetes, etc. The VAMC is also actively engaged in training social workers, nurses, psychologists and dental assistants.

The medical center will provide housing and meals to students during electives.

The Director of the Salem VA Medical Center also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs-Salem Program.

The individual Electives at the Salem VAMC are described in the listings of the various departmental offerings. See the Index for information.


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