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Veterans Administration Dean's Committee

  • Chair: Amy Waer, MD
  • Committee Staff Support: Marlene Nichols


  • Detailed regulations covering the Veterans' Administration Dean's Committee (also known as the Medical Education Subcouncil) are presented in VHA Handbook 1400.3, Paragraph 7.b. and Appendix A paragraph 2 (also listed directly below).
  • Establishment of a New Affiliation. There are several sequential steps that must be addressed to develop a new affiliation.  An academic program director or institutional official may contact the VA counterpart in order to seek an affiliation.   After discussion between the affiliate and VA discipline and education leadership, consensus by all participants is developed on the scope, purpose, and number of trainees for the proposed VA educational experience.  The DEO and service-level staff will review the possible benefits to the VA facility of the new educational program and the infrastructure needs of the proposal.  The DEO will consult with local VA leadership for conceptual approval before execution of an affiliation agreement for a new training program or affiliation.