VA Credentialing

VA Credentialing and Parking Information for Clinical Trunk Students

Trainee Staffing Guide

The Medical School partners with the Veteran’s Administration (VA) hospital to provide clinical opportunities that are essential to our student’s educational development. The Ann Arbor VA, like all other healthcare facilities, have specific requirements that must be met in advance of beginning a clinical experience there.

All rising Clinical Trunk students must initiate paperwork to obtain VA credentialing in advance of participating in a clinical experience. The credentialing process includes:

  • Required VA online trainee modules
  • Completion of the VA Clinical Trainee Application
  • Fingerprinting that can be done at the Ann Arbor VA or any Federal facility that offers VA courtesy fingerprinting

Actual onboarding for new Clinical Trunk students will occur 2 to 3 a times year based on when students are scheduled for a clerkships experience at the VA.  

The credentialing process takes at least 4 weeks to complete.

The OMSE Student Services Office will notify students when their credentials should be prepared and submitted to the VA for processing. Upon receipt of your credentials, it is the expectation of the Medical School that your credentials will remain valid for the remainder of your medical school education. 

Questions regarding the credentialing process should be directed to the OMSE Student Services Team:

Parking at the VA

Information for parking at the VA can be found on page 6 of the Trainee Staffing Guide