As a teaching hospital, Dayton VAMC provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. The Dayton VA Medical Center has a small funded research and development program, including studies in sleep and models of long-term care, all of which enhance our ability to provide state-of-the-art medical techniques and treatments to our Veteran patients.
The facility is committed to expanding its research opportunities and other patient-centered health care projects that will improve hospital operations, patient flow and Veteran satisfaction. Recently, a local Simulation Training Center was implemented at the Dayton VAMC. The Research program is accredited by Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP).
The Dayton VA Medical Center has active affiliations with the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University (WSU), and the WSU School of Professional Psychology. Over 275 University residents, interns, and students are trained at the Dayton VA Medical Center each year. There are also nursing student affiliations with the Wright State University, University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Sinclair Community College, Indiana University, Indiana Wesleyan, and Miami University Career Technology Center, as well as affiliations with some 80 other academic programs involving dentistry, pharmacy, social work, rehabilitation, podiatry, optometry and psychology. Through sharing agreements, there is collaboration in the areas of Radiation Therapy, Professional Radiology Services, Sleep Lab, Electron Microscopy, and Cardiac Catherization Lab.
The Dayton VA Medical Center participates with six (6) other area hospitals and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium (DAGMEC). Directors of Medical Education from each facility provide the oversight for the training of physicians from Wright State University School of Medicine. Since the university does not have an associated hospital, training occurs at various sites throughout the city. Each of the 76 primary care and specialty programs maintains Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation for medical residents and fellows.
The Dayton 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, meetings are held monthly.
A Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) has been established which includes stakeholders from a number of Veterans groups. The VAC meets quarterly.
As a participant in the US Department of Defense TRICARE Program, Dayton VA Medical Center serves as the main referral source for women's health and orthopedic specialty appointments.