Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

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Partners and Education

As a teaching hospital, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.

Academic Partners

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System has active affiliations with both the Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine* and the University of Texas Medical Branch* in Galveston.  Over 200 University residents, interns, and students are trained at CTVHCS each year.  There are also nursing student affiliations with the University of Texas in Austin and Arlington, Tarleton State, Temple College, and McLennan Community College involving psychology, pharmacy, social work, respiratory therapy, medical records technicians, medical laboratory technologists and technicians, recreation therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dietetics, recreation therapy, blind rehabilitation, physician assistants, and computer design.  In addition, three dental residents rotate through CTVHCS for a one-year duration. 

Through sharing agreements there is collaboration in the areas of Professional Radiology, Nurse Anesthesia Training, Pharmacist services, Laundry, Media Technology and Sleep Clinic.

Veterans Service Organizations

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System 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.

US Department of Defense

As a participant in the US Department of Defense TRICARE Program*, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System serves as the main referral source for women's health and orthopedic specialty appointments.

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