As a teaching hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.
The primary affiliate of the Miami VA Healthcare System is the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine **. Other affiliates include Barry University **, NOVA Southeastern University **, Miami-Dade College **, Florida International University ** and many others.
The Miami VAHS has an extensive research program concentrating in diseases affecting bones and joints, prostate, mental health, HIV, and dental health as well as special studies in infectious diseases, neurological disorders, and renal diseases. Residency training programs are provided to more than 150 residents a year in most of the medical and surgical subspecialties, as well as in Pathology, Psychiatry, and Radiology. To accomplish the hospital's mission of patient care, medical education and research, an active teaching role has been developed through our formal affiliation, and a complete range of medical, surgical and psychiatric subspecialty services are provided. Residency training programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are provided in the following specialties:
Other training programs exist in Nursing, Audiology/Speech Pathology, Pharmacy, Social Work, Nutrition & Food Service, and Physical & Occupational Therapy.
Miami VAHS maintains a good working relationship with all of our veteran service organization (VSO) partners. We regularly brief our VSO representatives on changes impacting veterans' health care.
As a participant in the US Department of Defense TRICARE Program, Miami VAHS serves as the main referral source for women's health and orthopedic specialty appointments.