Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC
Partners and Education
As a teaching hospital, the Philadelphia VA Medical Center provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.
Academic Partners and Education
Philadelphia VAMC¬†is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine*. We offer residency training in all major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Associated Health Training is offered in nursing, dental, psychology, audiology, social work, dietetics, and pharmacy.
Each year, over 500 residents of¬†a variety of¬†specialities rotate through our departments during the academic.¬† We also train over 200 medical students. Training is also provided to¬†nursing and associated health trainees.
Dental General Practice Residency
The Philadelphia VA Medical Center residency program participates in the American Dental Education Association's Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of Approval. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the American Dental Association and the United States Department Of Education. For more information on this program, click¬†here.
Veterans Service Organizations
Philadelphia VAMC 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.
A Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) has been established which includes stakeholders from a number of veterans groups. The VAC meets regularly throughout the year.
US Department of Defense
As a participant in the US Department of Defense TRICARE Program*, Philadelphia VA Medical Center serves as the main referral source for women's health and orthopedic specialty appointments.