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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

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Resident / Student Orientation Information

Welcome to Bay Pines VA Healthcare System - one of the largest VA Healthcare Systems in the nation. Education is the foundation for developing the hearts and
minds of teachers and students who dedicate themselves to delivering personalized, proactive, patient-driven care; enhancing medical practice and shaping the future of health care for the Veterans we serve.

In order to facilitate in-processing at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, we request that you complete the required paperwork and mandatory training prior to your arrival at orientation. Please follow the instructions below.

Please note steps 1 and 2 must be completed a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your rotation.

Step 1: 

Complete Mandatory training follow the attached instructions.

Step 2:

Complete the attached form and fax to 727-320-1902 or email to

Step 3:

Once steps 1 & 2 are complete please visit the PIV portal* at http://VA-PIV.COM  to schedule your fingerprint appointment.  Once you have completed your fingerprint appointment please log back into the PIV portal at http://VA-PIV.COM  and schedule an appointment to pick up your PIV badge 1-3 days prior to your rotation start date.  Please do not schedule your badge pick up appointment any sooner as it will not be ready.   If you have not received an email with an orientation time please contact academic affiliations at 727-398-9533.

*Information for the PIV portal -
Organization: VHA
Applicant type: Affiliate
Location: FL-Bay Pines VAMC (33744)

Badge requirements

Step 4:

Complete the below 4 forms and submit via fax to 727-320-1902 or email to at least 2 weeks prior to your rotation.

Step 5:

Prior to your rotation complete the below Computerized Patient Record System Training.

Step 6:

Residents only must have a National Provider Identification number.  Please follow instructions at the below link if you do not have an NPI number.

Step 7:

At the end of your Bay Pines rotation please complete the clearance form and submit the completed form to Academic Affiliations in Bld 20, room 200.

VA Learners’ Perception Survey
To be completed at the end your VA rotation

This survey asks you to rate various aspects of your VA clinical training experience. Information from this survey will provide feedback for identifying areas of excellence as well as areas needing improvement. Please base your answers on the VA facility where you have had your most recent clinical experience. To take this survey, you must have had clinical training at a VA facility during this academic year. Please allow 10 minutes to complete this survey. Go to: then choose “Learners Perception Survey” in the middle of the page.

For questions and more information, please contact:

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Office of Academic Affiliations
10000 Bay Pines Blvd
Building 20, Room 200
Bay Pines, FL 33744
Phone: 727-398-9533
Fax: 727-320-1902