The Veterans Administration VA Boston Healthcare System and Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford (Bedford VA)
The fellowship program has strong ties with both the Boston and the Bedford VA hospitals. The Boston or Bedford locations all are sites where fellows may participate in clinical work as well as have numerous research opportunities, including working with MAVERIC.
Clinically, the Boston VA is comprised of the Outpatient Primary Care site at Jamaica Plain (JP), the Inpatient facility at West Roxbury (WROX), and outpatient and long-term care site at Brockton and six community-based clinics in the greater Boston area. The VABHCS serves over 50,000 patients with over 603,000 visits per year.
The Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford (Bedford VA) is a 400 bed hospital that emphasizes geriatric and long-term care. Patients suffer from a high prevalence of alcoholism, substance abuse and psychiatric disease. The hospital hosts the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research (CHQOER), a VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence. CHQOER, with its diverse faculty of over 25 investigators including health economists, medical sociologists, statisticians, and epidemiologists, serves as a major center for fellows to conduct supervised research. Fellows work on projects that take advantage of unique databases that allow the combining of diagnostic, functional, and pharmaceutical data on large numbers of VA users. Fellows also interact with other trainees funded through VA post-doctoral fellowships in health services research.
For additional information see the Department of Medicine website.