VAMC Wilkes-Barre provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.
VAMC Wilkes-Barre is affiliated with The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME), Geisinger Health System, Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, Drexel University College of Medicine*, St. Lukes' Hospital and Health Network* (medical residency affiliation with Allentown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)), and Salus University* (Pennsylvania College of Optometry).
The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center supports active affiliations with colleges, universities, and schools of allied health, which include VHA affiliation program agreements. These agreements are in the fields of occupational therapy, nutrition & dietetics, all areas of nursing, pharmacy, pharmacy technician, physical therapy, biomedical engineering, biomedical equipment technology, physician assistants, psychology, medical assistants, laboratory assistant, optometry, social work, medical transcriptionist, insurance billing specialist, health care technician, administrative assistant, exercise science & athletics, audiology, surgical technician, recreation & leisure services management, dental hygienist, dental assistant, emergency medical services, respiratory therapy, phlebotomy technician, hotel/restaurant management, medical office assistant, art therapy, mental health counseling, diagnostic medical sonography, medical imaging, visual science, health information technology, business, nutrition & dietetics, and communications.
Dental: Each year, VAMC Wilkes-Barre funds 2 Dental Resident slots. Contact Dental Service for Information.
Pharmacy Residency Program: The duration of the residency is 12 months
Veterans Service Organizations
A Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) has been established which includes stakeholders from a number of veterans groups. The VAC meets the last Thursday of Every Other Month (i.e., January, March, May, July, September, and November.)
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