Program linking military medics with civilian job opportunities becomes permanent

Inside Business | Jun 27, 2018

By: Alana Davitt

Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on June 25 making the Virginia’s Military Medics and Corpsmen program permanent.

The program was previously a pilot initiative administered by the Department of Veterans Services. It provides training and assistance to former military medics and corpsman in obtaining credentials and jobs in the civilian health care system.

Northam ceremonially signed the bill in Norfolk at the Veterans Employment Center.

Established by the General Assembly in 2016, the medics and corpsmen program serves veterans who held health care jobs in any branch of the military.

Bon Secours, Sentara, Chesapeake Regional, Riverside, Carilion Clinic, Inova Health System, Novant Health UVA, and the Virginia Department of Corrections are participating.

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