The Vanderbilt Military Affairs Committee (VMAC) represents all the military-civilian collaborative programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).  The committee limits its field of interest to topics that primarily or solely affect the military-civilian collaborative programs.  For projects, queries, or policies that cover other areas, the committee identifies and reviews issues relevant to the military-civilian collaborative programs.

The committee has the following major goals:  

  1. Provide oversight of the integration of the military-civilian collaborative programs at VUMC to optimize clinical experience, education, and patient care. 
  1. Review and approve institutional changes and practices affecting the military-civilian collaborative programs 
  1. Advise leadership and staff regarding administrative and clinical processes affecting military-civilian collaborative programs. 
  1. Plan, operationalize, and evaluate initiatives related to the military-civilian collaborative programs. 
  1. Evaluate and plan for current programs, growth of existing programs, and new programs. 
  1. Serve as a forum for the transmission of information related to the military-civilian collaborative programs. 


The VMAC meets quarterly and is comprised of representatives from various backgrounds and specialties including Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Anesthesia, Acute Care Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery.



VMAC Contact: Elisa Bickett, elisa.bickett@vumc.org, mil-civ@vumc.org