What is Military to Medicine®?
Military to Medicine is a national, non-profit military service organization of Inova Health System. It provides online healthcare training that leads to entry-level healthcare careers. For individuals who have healthcare work experience, Military to Medicine provides career opportunity assistance.
Who do you serve?
Military to Medicine provides online healthcare training and career opportunity assistance to all military spouses, wounded warriors and their caregivers, Veterans, National Guard, Reserve and service members transitioning to civilian employment.
Do I qualify for your program if I already have a degree?
Yes. Healthcare is a unique industry in that it hires a diverse range of professionals. If you are looking for placement using your current degree, then we ask you to upload your resume in our career center and begin your job search. If you are interested in starting a new career in healthcare, our online training program focuses on entry-level healthcare careers. To sign up for courses, you begin by filling out the Contact Us form.
For those healthcare degreed professionals searching to advance their education, Military to Medicine has partnered with The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services' Department of Health Services and Management Leadership (HSML) to provide participants with access to HSML's extensive network of alumni and educational opportunities in healthcare at GW. Interested participants should visit the HSML Web site to learn more about available courses and financial aid. Funding for the HSML program is totally independent from the funding available for Military to Medicine's online courses.
If you have a degree and are looking for work in healthcare, then Military to Medicine's Placement team will help connect you with hiring employers through our National Healthcare Career Network.
Does the service member's rank determine eligibility for participation in Military to Medicine?
No. Military to Medicine's eligible participants are defined as - all military spouses, wounded warriors and their caregivers, Veterans, National Guard, Reserve, and transitioning service members - no matter what branch or rank their service member represents.
I am a divorced military spouse. Can I participate?
I am a Gold Star Spouse. Can I participate?
I'm a National Guard, Reserve or Coast Guard spouse. Can I participate?
Yes. We know there are many programs that don't include these spouses. We do!
Is there an office where I can talk to someone or deliver items?
Military to Medicine is headquartered in Falls Church, VA. Because we are a national program, We do most correspondence via email or over the phone. If you have questions, please contact Customer Support at 703.208.5974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What organizations have joined Military to Medicine's Employer Network?
Please see our current list under Employer Network & Education Partners. As new employers or partners join, this list is updated.
What is Ning?
Ning is a social network similar to Facebook. Military to Medicine has both a Facebook page and a Ning site. We invite you to check out both sites. www.facebook.com/militarytomedicine and www.militarytomedicine.ning.com.
I was directed to Military to Medicine by the Operation Life Transformed (OLT) Web site.
What is the connection between the two organizations?
OLT joined Military to Medicine in 2009.
Who do I contact with my questions?
All questions can be emailed to email@example.com or call 703.208.5974.
Where can I find the application to get started?
You can access our online application under Contact Us, Training & Education in main menu.
What paperwork is required to confirm eligibility in Military to Medicine?
Military to Medicine is designed to serve the "extended military family." To verify eligibility, we require a copy of military orders or the DD214/215 form as part of the application process. Currently the application does not allow you to save your information and return. We recommend you have all required paperwork electronically scanned and ready to attach in the application when prompted.
Can you process my application without the requested military paperwork?
No. The requested paperwork (a copy of military orders or DD214/215) allows Military to Medicine to verify eligibility. Please note, the social security number on these forms should be covered/removed before scans are sent to Military to Medicine.
What do I do once I have filled out the application?
Once you submit the completed online application, Military to Medicine's Student Services will contact you within 48 hours. Please note: we are not able to process your application without the required military paperwork. This paperwork confirms your eligibility. Currently the application does not allow you to save your information and return. We recommend you have all need paperwork electronically scanned and ready to attach when prompted.
Am I eligible for a scholarship?
Scholarships are determined on a case by case basis. As part of the registration process with Military to Medicine's Student Services team, they will discuss available funding sources with participants, including - WIB/WIA, MyCAA, Yellow Ribbon Fund or GI Bill. After all other funding sources have been exhausted, Military to Medicine will consider providing the participant with a scholarship pending available funds.
I sent in my application yesterday, but I haven't heard from anyone?
Applicants should be contacted within 48 hours. If you have not heard back from Military to Medicine within this timeframe, please call Customer Support at 703.208.5947 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are courses online or in a classroom?
All of our courses are Web-based. Students and instructor do not need to be online at the same time. This flexibility means the student can take class and study when their schedule permits. There are assignment due dates and test dates, that must be met.
Do I have to take the prerequisite Career Essentials Plus course if I have done some computer training in the past?
Depending on funding sources, most of our scholarship recipients must take the prerequisite Career Essentials Plus course, which is very broad in scope and will help recipients get comfortable with online studies.
Can I take the Career Essentials Plus course without taking other courses?
If I just want to find a job can I participate in the Talent Exchange without going through training?
Individuals with current healthcare credentials or those with healthcare office administrative experience - Yes. Individuals from other professions (IT, Accounting, Office Administrative) without healthcare experience - we recommend you take our Medical Terminology course as an enhancement to your resume.
Does Military to Medicine have any medical equipment repair course?
Not at this time. But keep reviewing our course updates.
Do you offer any scholarships or financial assistance for training programs other than Military to Medicine?
No. Any scholarship provided is for use in the Military to Medicine program.
What types of classes do you offer other than healthcare-related courses?
Military to Medicine is a program focused on providing military family members with careers in healthcare. That is our area of expertise.
What types of healthcare training do you offer?
Current courses include: Career Readiness Plus; Introduction to Healthcare; Medical Terminology; Front Office Medical Assistant, Medical Records and Health Information Assistant.
For individuals who already have their nursing or allied health degree, can you help them further their professional development?
Military to Medicine's courses lead to entry-level careers. For those with nursing or allied health degrees and seeking to advance their education, Military to Medicine has a partnership with The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services' Department of Health Services and Management Leadership (HSML) to provide participants with access to HSML's extensive network of alumni and educational opportunities in healthcare at GW to grow their skills. Interested participants should visit the HSML Web site to learn more about available courses and financial aid. Funding for the HSML program is totally independent from the funding available for Military to Medicine's online courses.
If you have a degree and are looking for work in healthcare, please search for jobs and post your resume on our National Healthcare Career Network found in the Career Center.
Why is Military to Medicine creating an Employer Network?
Joining the Employer Network and posting available positions (at a low-cost) gives employers access to more than 70,000 credentialed or professional healthcare employees currently seeking employment. Further, network members have access to a more highly qualified pool for entry-level candidates who have completed Military to Medicine's online training. Military to Medicine assesses its online training participants, to ensure their experiences, capabilities, interests and skills match their intended career field. As more participants join, the candidate pool increases, reducing costs spent on contingency recruiting, advertising, and other sourcing fees.
What is the benefit to the healthcare organization to join the Employer Network?
Joining the employer network gives employers access to a more highly qualified candidate pool. Military to Medicine screens candidates, works closely with them to verify their experience, capabilities, interests and skills, and to ensure a better job match when candidates apply. As more partners join, the candidate pool increases, reducing costs spent on contingency recruiting, advertising, and other sourcing fees.
What does it cost to join?
There are no costs for employers to participate in the employer network and gain immediate access to great candidates. Once part of the network, employers may chose to purchase services such as job postings, direct advertising, and job profiling services at reduced fees, or become involved in the Inova Health System Military to Medicine scholarship program.
What is my organization committing to, by joining the Employer Network?
Organizations that join the employer network commit to supporting the extended military family in helping to reduce barriers to employment in recruiting and sourcing practices. Employers are asked to inform their hiring managers, and to provide a point of contact to help Military to Medicine staff better assess how our services can support your hiring needs.
Is this a formal relationship involving legal contracts?
No. Select employers may partner with Military to Medicine to establish local chapters, in which case a time-limited memorandum of agreement is established.
What if my organization wants to quit are there any consequences?
There are no consequences to employers who choose to no longer participate in the employer network.
How long has Military to Medicine been in operation?
Military to Medicine was developed by Inova Health System in 2007 and began national operations in 2009.
How many placement candidates do you have annually?
Military to Medicine averaged approximately 450 new candidate inquiries per month in 2010, with a 5% month over month increase. In addition to our program participants, Employer Network organizations have access to our National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN) which maintains a diverse candidate pool of more than 70,000 candidates (by the end of 2010.) The NHCN candidate pool represents current, active job seekers. Profiles not updated within a 12 month period are removed.
Is Military to Medicine recognized as an official military service organization?
Military to Medicine has established agreements with the U.S. DoD, the U.S. Army Reserve, and the U.S. Army at the federal level, and state or unit level agreements with family service centers and bases around the country.
How does Military to Medicine make money to support its operational needs?
Military to Medicine is a self-supporting operation, receiving support from grants, individual donations and through business operations. Employers can purchase job postings through the National Healthcare Career Network, purchase temporary clinical IT staffing in a growing number of geographic areas, and become a chapter owner within a defined operational region. Military to Medicine also receives revenue from online training operations, student referral fees, and dedicated sourcing agreements.
How does Military to Medicine recruit the "extended military family" for its program?
The extended military community is a word of mouth community, which is best reached through active online and in-person social networking and event participation. Military to Medicine staff and volunteers participate in more than 100 on-base events per year, and actively reach out to online support communities through Facebook, twitter, and a dedicated Ning community. You can join our community or fan and follow us at the following links:
What is the annual enrollment in the Military to Medicine training programs?
Military to Medicine has helped thousands of military families in 2010. Each month we've had an average of 337 students in classes.
How many students complete training each year?
Military to Medicine is on track to exceed 1,200 unique students in training courses in 2010.
Charitable support from individuals, corporations, and other organizations enables Military to Medicine to support the career goals of our nation's military family.