Electives - Salem Program
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
The medical center will provide housing and meals to students during
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
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