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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan


Residents, Students and Trainees

Welcome to the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

We are pleased that you will join us at the Detroit VA for your rotation. This web page is designed to help you to get on-boarded prior to the start of your rotation. This process takes time. In order to guarantee you will be ready to start work, you must start this process at least three weeks prior to your rotation. (See Table for Required Paper Work and Mandatory Time Frame for Submission)

“Training for Trainees" Web Course - Must Be Completed By ALL Trainees, including interns, residents and students.

VA TMS Self Enrollment

On-line training should be completed at least 3 weeks prior to the start of your rotation. Follow the steps on TMS, which clearly explain how to set up an account. Be sure you indicate that you are a Health Professions Trainee, and that you will be located at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center (DET). After you complete the trainings, print out your completion certificates.
**Nursing students must FAX these certificates to Pat Smith (see below).
**All non-nurse trainees, including medical students, residents and fellows, should FAX their certificates to the Clinical Service or Department with which they will rotate.

You can only be issued computer codes after you have completed these courses and have been cleared by the police to obtain an ID badge

Forms to complete:

All forms should be completed a minimum of 3 weeks before the start of your rotation. When completing forms, be sure to indicate the location of your rotation, as well as the expected start and end dates. We receive numerous FAX communications daily. Using a FAX cover sheet helps us to keep your paperwork organized.

Double click on each form to open and save it.

You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to access these PDF forms.  The Adobe Acrobat reader can be downloaded from Adobe.  

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Students & Trainees

WOC Appointment Request

Three weeks prior to the start of your rotation:  Submit to the department you will be rotating in.  Complete the top portion of this form.

Residents, Students & Trainees

OF 306 *

Three weeks prior to start of your rotation:   Submit to the department you will be rotating in.  Complete blocks 1-17.
Residents, Students & Trainees VA 0711  Three weeks prior to start of your rotation:   Submit to the department you will be rotating in.  You only need to complete the top part of the first page (Section 1, blocks 1-9, Section 3, Part A, Blocks 3-9, and Section 4, Part B, blocks 1-3).
Residents, Students & Trainees Mandatory Training for Trainees (MTT) Certificate 

On-line training should be completed at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the rotation to avoid rescheduling the rotation. To complete the course, go to the Talent Management System (TMS) and follow the step by step instructions to create a TMS account. This is a yearly requirement. Once you have submitted your paperwork, the process will begin to give you access codes to the computer system. Computer codes will be given to you by the assigned service. If you have any questions or concerns contact one of the individuals in the Point of Contact section below.

Residents, Students & Trainees

Accepted Forms of Identification

When you go to the Police Unit you will be finger printed and receive an ID badge.  Two acceptable forms of identification will be required.

Residents Resident Appointment Letter  Complete the top portion with your name, rotation dates, the department you are rotating in, and the responsible VA staff person in that department (if known) that you are training with and fill out the bottom portion of the form.
Residents SF-61  Three weeks prior to start of rotation:  Residents must complete and submit a SF-61 to the department you will be rotating in.  Make sure to complete the following blanks: position to which appointed, date appointed, department, your name above the oath of office, and your signature of appointee.
Residents NPI# * Residents must apply for an NPI# before starting their rotation at the Detroit VAMC.

Psychology Internship and Fellowship Programs

Psychology Training
Psychology Training Eligibility Requirements


Please direct questions about your upcoming scheduled rotation or onboarding at the VA to the Clinical or Administrative Service that is hosting your rotation.


Travell Johnson-Pettway, Education Specialist
(313) 576-1000 ext. 65204
FAX: (313) 576-3239


Corey Johnson, Program Specialist
(313) 576-1259
FAX: (313) 576-3239
Room B5269

Maryjean Schenk, MD
Room B5258

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