What is VHCP?

The Veterans Healthcare Career Pathways initiative (VHCP) connects Chicago-area veterans with military healthcare experience to the education they need for careers in civilian healthcare. This site is a guide to education and career opportunities in the burgeoning healthcare sector. It also serves as a link to the VHCP Navigational Specialists, who can offer personalized guidance to veterans who have questions about their educational path.

The VHCP Educational Network is comprised of 12 Chicago-area colleges and universities focused on promoting academic innovations to strengthen veterans’ access to healthcare career opportunities and building the capacity of educational institutions to support student veteran success. VHCP is led by the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) with support from the Michael Reese Health Trust and in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Click the pop-out menu icon in the upper left corner of the Google map frame to filter schools by program type. For example, if you are interested in Mental Health programs, you can deselect “All VHCP institutions” and select “Mental Health” to show only institutions offering these programs.

A role in healthcare isn’t just a job, it’s your next mission.

Connect with student veterans who have made the transition from military to civilian life! View the Student Veteran Interviews.