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VA secretary brings recruiting tour for medical professionals to Hopkins
VA secretary brings recruiting tour for medical professionals to Hopkins

The head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, visiting Baltimore on Tuesday, asked nursing students at Johns Hopkins to consider careers with the VA — part of a larger plan to combat the long wait times that have plagued the health care system. VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald, who took over the troubled Cabinet department in late July, has embarked on a national recruiting tour in the hope of luring future doctors, dentists and nurses to the VA by touting job satisfaction, a sense of mission and the institution's contributions to modern medicine. He's also planning to boost salaries to make the VA's pay scale more competitive with that of the private sector....

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