University of Michigan - Ann Arbor VA Training Network Postdoctoral Programs in Psychology
Institution and Community
University of Michigan Health System (UMHS)
UMHS is a premier, highly ranked academic medical center and award-winning health care system. The UMHS vision is to create the future of health care through discovery and to become the national leader in health care, health care reform, biomedical innovation and education. In 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers among America’s Best Hospitals for the 17th year in a row. U-M is the only hospital in Michigan ranked among the 14 institutions on the national honor roll, which signifies all-around excellence in multiple areas of specialized medical care. U.S. News has consistently ranked the U-M Medical School top among the best research-oriented medical schools. The Medical School also ranked 9th among medical schools in 2010 for the total dollars its researchers earned from the National Institutes of Health. In May 2011, U.S. News ranked U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation. U-M was also ranked No. 1 in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System (AAVAHS)
Since 1953, the AAVAHS has provided state-of-the-art healthcare services to the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. Nearly 57,000 Veterans living in a 15-county area of Michigan and northwest Ohio utilized the AAVAHS in fiscal year 2011. The main hospital campus located in Ann Arbor serves as a referral center for specialty care and operates 105 acute care beds and 40 Community Living Center (extended care) beds. In addition to the main facility in Ann Arbor, the AAVAHS offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in Flint, Michigan, Jackson, Michigan, and Toledo, Ohio. Potential residents applying to the VA part of the training network must be US citizens.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
There’s really no place like Ann Arbor. A distinguished arts environment, fine dining and funky dives, bookstores for all tastes, exceptional public schools, and a diverse range of perspectives all combine to create a unique community. Ann Arbor is always mentioned when the conversation turns to America’s great university towns. What makes Ann Arbor so attractive is its versatility. This is the hometown of global giants Domino’s Pizza and ProQuest, as well as world-famous Zingerman’s Deli, the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger, and the historic Michigan Theater. It is a community equally embraced by investors, parents, retirees, business owners, scientists, foodies, and outdoor enthusiasts. Down the road is metropolitan Detroit, replete with cars, culture, and cuisine. An amazing diversity of customs and ethnicities make Motown a fascinating place for the arts, festivals, music, and shopping. The Daily Beast named Ann Arbor the 5th happiest city and the 6th most creative city. Parenting Magazine named us the 10th best city for education.