VA Clearance Paperwork
Dear Medical Student
Welcome to the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center (RHJ VAMC) and congratulations on your selection into your training program. Our mission is to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Our Vision focuses on being a patient-centered integrated health care organization by providing excellent health care, research, and education to its recipients.
The Department of Veteran Affairs requires you to provide and complete a few items which are outlined below. These elements must be completed at least two weeks prior to the start of your VA rotation. The forms, prerequisites and instructions can be found at our website http://www.charleston.va.gov/Welcome_Residents_and_Students.asp; “Resident/Student Information,” then follow the instructions.
Form Submission Instructions
The Department of Veteran Affairs requires you to provide and complete a few items which are outlined below. These elements must be completed prior to obtaining access to our patient record system, facilities or beginning your training experience. The forms, training prerequisites and instructions are outlined below. All forms must be submitted to Education Service no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled orientation date.
2. Training/Forms/Other Items
3. Educational Resources
4. Computer Training - Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS)
5. For Continuing/Returning Residents & Students
6. Submission of Items
Forward all items to the Affiliations Coordinator, Suite CC201, 109 Bee St, Charleston, SC 29401, by email to VHACHAAffiliationsGroup@va.gov, or by fax to 478-274-5876. You may turn in these forms after you are fingerprinted (room CC201, 2nd floor, follow the signs to the Learning Resource Center).
For questions regarding these instructions, please contact the Education Service Line at 843-789-7642 or 843-789-7238.