Orthotics & Prosthetics Residency Education Expansion Initiative Request for Proposals Released
The Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) is pleased to announce the Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P) Residency Education Expansion Initiative Request for Proposals (RFP) for fiscal year 2025/academic year 2024-2025. The RFP document and memorandum provide information, requirements and procedures to VA medical facilities seeking to initiate a new O&P residency program or add a new discipline (Orthotics or Prosthetics) to an existing O&P residency program. Established O&P programs with both disciplines already funded and wishing to increase allocations should not apply through this RFP. A non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to submit the RFP application is due to OAA by July 14. The full RFP application is due to OAA by September 15. Please direct questions about this RFP announcement to the OAA Associated Health Education Section at the OAA Help Desk by selecting “Associated Health/Allied Health Inquiries” in the dropdown menu.
Nurse Residency Expansion Initiative Phase V Request for Proposals
OAA is pleased to announce the opportunity for VA facilities to establish OAA-funded nurse residency programs for Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency (PB-RNR), Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency (MH-NPR), and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency (PC-NPR). The Request for Proposals (RFP) announcement provides information, policies, and application procedures for facilities seeking to implement OAA-funded residency programs in Academic Year 2024-2025. A non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to submit a proposal is due to OAA by June 30. Sites applying for more than one residency must submit an LOI for each program. Full proposals are due by September 29. For more information about this RFP, contact the OAA Nursing Education Team at OAANursing@va.gov
STRONG Veterans Act Mental Health Expansion Request for Proposals: LOI DEADLINE EXTENDED
OAA is pleased to announce the STRONG Veterans Act Mental Health Expansion Request for Proposals (RFP) for Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselors (LPMHC) and Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) for the fiscal year 2025/ academic year 2024-2025. This initiative is a response to the STRONG Veterans Act of 2022, Section 103. The RFP targets VA facilities looking to establish a new LPMHC or MFT training program and established programs interested in increasing allocations. A non-binding Letter of Intent to submit the RFP application is due to OAA by June 23, 2023. Please direct questions about this RFP announcement to the OAA Associated Health Education Section at the OAA Help Desk by selecting “Associated Health/Allied Health Inquiries” in the dropdown menu.
Health Profession Trainee Registration and Tracking System (HPTRTS)
Are you using the Health Profession Trainee Registration and Tracking System (HPTRTS) yet? If not, you can learn how to leverage technology to help streamline health profession trainee (HPT) without compensation (WOC) onboarding and offboarding. If you’re familiar with HPTRTS, you can access resources to help you on your journey using the system. Resources on the HPTRTS system are available on the HPTRTS: Health Profession Trainee Registration and Tracking System SharePoint. By reviewing this page, you can find out how to Access HPTRTS, Request Your Role, fulfill the needs of the HPT Signing Ceremony, and more.
In addition, you can join colleagues from OAA Medical Informatics Unit (MIU) and Identity and Access Management (IAM) every Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., EDT, on Microsoft Teams for the HPT Coordinator – Onboarding Service Orientation and Q&A.
EARs V.5 Workbook for HPT Tracking
Effective July 1, facilities are required to implement the Academic Year (AY) 2023-2024 EARs Version 5 Workbook. OAA’s Medical and Dental Education Section will conduct AY 2023-2024 EARs V5 Q&A Hour to answer additional questions about the new workbook. Outlook invitations have been sent to DEOs for the sessions listed below. For more information, please contact Roschelle.Manigold@va.gov.
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DEO 2023: Discover, Empower, and Optimize Conference Travel and Hotel Instructions
OAA will host the VA National Designated Education Officer (DEO) Conference on August 23 – 24 in Chicago, IL. Join OAA and academic leaders nationwide to discover best practices, empower your VA’s clinician educators, and optimize your academic partnerships and health professions education programs. OAA will fund conference travel costs for DEOs. Please review the Instructions to Travelers (ITT) for important information and timelines. Hotel Registration Deadline is July 31: National DEO Annual Conference – Start your reservation (passkey.com)
VA’s Academic Mission in the News and Trainee Spotlight
OAA is pleased to share recent news stories highlighting VA’s academic mission and our HPTs. Please consider submitting your HPTs to be featured in an upcoming OAA Bulletin or VA national stories. Please complete the Trainee Spotlight Story Questionnaire to submit a nomination. Share your successes, news, and story ideas with OAA’s Public Affairs Team at OAAComms@va.gov.