VA, USF launch mini-residency to improve women's care

The VA is teaming up with the University of South Florida's Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in Tampa to create a "mini-residency" for women's health, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The program aims to prepare VA physicians and nurses to address women's healthcare issues as the ranks of female veterans continue to grow. More than 500,000 female veterans seek care through the VA, up 200 percent from 2001, according to the report.

The "mini-residency" will last three days, with curriculum on pelvic pain, contraception, sexual assault and reintegration after deployment. The VA and USF plan to train two cohorts of 250 to 350 clinicians annually, according to the report.

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