The Old Dominion University Medical Technology Program was selected as a partner with the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) to offer the Veterans Affairs Learning Opportunity Residency Program (VALOR). Following the submission of a joint application, the Hampton VAMC/ODU Medical Technology Program partnership was one of eight nationwide selected for participation in the VALOR program. The VALOR program gives outstanding students the opportunity to develop competencies in medical laboratory science while completing practicum courses at an approved Veterans Affairs health care facility. Students will experience unique competency based learning opportunities with qualified preceptors in an environment that provides laboratory services to the nation's veterans. The paid residency will last for one year.