Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program
When an Army Medic, a Navy Corpsman, an Air Force Medical Technician or Coast Guard Health Services Technician leaves military service and enters civilian health care, their ID tags may change from dog tags to a hospital ID badge, but their mission stays the same:
- Having a rewarding career to support themselves or their family. . .
- Keeping their clinical skills scalpel-sharp . . .
- Continuing their medical education . . .
- Giving their very best to those in their care . . .
But without civilian credentials: the care can stop there.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services, Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program is changing the way healthcare hires veterans. MMAC is a pathway to employment for recently discharged veterans and transitioning service members. It’s an opportunity to apply hard-earned and at times battle-tested patient care skills under physician supervision while obtaining civilian medical credentials.
The program is the first of its kind in the nation and began accepting applications from U.S. military medics, corpsmen and technicians worldwide on December 1, 2016.
The MMAC staff will recruit and screen candidates and assist with job placement. The hiring decisions, scope of practice and potential educational opportunities are determined by our partner healthcare systems. MMAC does not grant licensure and certification or financial assistance. What MMAC does is open doors to potential employment and educational opportunities at our partner healthcare systems statewide.
MMAC addresses critical healthcare staffing shortages and boosts veteran hiring. Providing quality patient care while serving those who served our country: that’s multi-tasking at its best!
Virginia’s Military Medics and Corpsmen Program: a path to a career, credentials and continued caring.
Watch a brief MMAC video by clicking here.
For more information on the program, please contact:
Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS)
(804) 482-8509 or email@example.com
To apply today click here to complete the online application form.