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On recruiting tour, Veterans Affairs secretary woos medical students

Associate Press, by Wilson Ring: Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald at the VA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8, 2014. VA doctors and dentists could earn $20,000 to $35,000 more a year as part of McDonald’s plan to recruit and retain more providers for veterans. 
The new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs made an impassioned recruitment pitch to medical school and nursing students at the University of Vermont on Monday, urging them to consider careers in the VA.  It was the latest in a series of recruiting stops VA Secretary Robert McDonald has made since he took over at the end of July with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long waits for health care for the nation’s veterans and by workers falsifying records to cover up delays.  To read more, click here: http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/on-recruiting-tour-veterans-affairs-secretary-woos-medical-students-1.308170