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Veterans and Service Members

UTHealth is committed to recruiting and retaining those who served and who are continuing to serve in the United States Military. We are committed to helping veterans transfer their unique skills and abilities in the armed forces to career opportunities at UTHealth.

If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for Veteran’s Employment Preference. Protected veterans and eligible family members are given preference during the recruitment process when they designate as such on their employment application.

  • A veteran
  • A veteran with a service-connected disability
  • An individual currently serving in the guard or reserves
  • A recently separated veteran
  • A veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried
  • An orphan of a veteran (if the veteran was killed while on active duty)
  • An active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran
  • An Armed Forces service medal veteran

UTHealth offers a Military Skills Translator tool that helps candidates translate their military experience using their Military Occupational Code (MOC) or job title to relevant positions at UTHealth.

Explore Career Opportunities at UTHealth.

Be Included, Self-Identify

The institution is committed to supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities. Effectively supporting these groups starts with you.

Why this matters

As a federal contractor, UTHealth needs this information to measure our progress towards achieving equal opportunity for veterans and people with disabilities.

Privacy & Confidentiality

This is voluntary and the information cannot be used against you, or shared with your supervisor or co-workers. The data collected will only be used for aggregate reporting in our annual affirmative action planning.

It is easy

If you have never disclosed your status, or don’t recall how you might have responded at the time of hire, that’s okay. It’s easy to verify. Just log in to Employee Self-Service (requires VPN) and update the form.


For any questions or for additional information, please contact the Diversity & Equal Opportunity office at (713) 500-CALL (2255) or

Veteran Resource Groups

UTHealth Veteran Community Network

The goal of the Veteran Community Network is to bring together veterans and their supporters by sharing information about relevant current events and news stories, as well as upcoming networking and volunteer opportunities that support the veteran community. The network is open to all employees and students who are veterans or active service members, their spouses or dependents, and any employees or students who consider themselves to be supporters of the military.

UTHealth Veteran Community Network

Military Medical Student Association (MMSA), McGovern Medical School Chapter

MMSA, McGovern Medical School chapter, is committed to teaching medical students about military medicine and forming contacts between current military students and faculty to ensure military students’ success at McGovern and in their future careers.

Military Medical Student Association (MMSA)

Annual Events at UTHealth

Give Vets a Smile

UTHealth School of Dentistry partners with Cizik School of Nursing to provide local veterans with free dental care as part of the inaugural Give Vets a Smile program.

Give Vets a Smile 2020
Give Vets a Smile 2021
Give Vets a Smile 2022

Rise & Shine Program

2020 Rise & Shine Veteran Breakfast
At the Rise and Shine Veteran Breakfast, UTHealth takes a moment to honor the heroes in its community, and thank them for their service.

Rise and Shine Veteran Recognition Breakfast 2020

2021 Rise & Shine Virtual Event
The Veteran Community Network, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, presented a virtual event to the UTHealth Houston community, thanking veterans, active military personnel, and military families for their service. The Rise and Shine event included the National Anthem; messages from students, faculty, and staff who have served in the military; and a keynote address by Stephanie Ingram, a UTHealth Houston employee who has dedicated her career to providing peer support to veterans and their families.

Watch the video

2022 Rise & Shine Virtual Event
2022 Rise & Shine Veteran Breakfast

In addition to the Rise and Shine program, UTHealth Houston created a patriotic art installation for Veterans Day. Red, white, and blue flags were placed by trainees, students, faculty, and staff members of UTHealth Houston in the courtyard of the Cooley University Life Center on Cambridge Street. Participants shared their own stories and recognized veterans with their names written on individual banners on this day of remembrance.

Watch the time-lapse video

Wreaths Across America

Members of the UTHealth Veteran Community Network and their families participate in Wreaths Across America at the Houston National Cemetery every December, where wreaths are laid across the headstones of those who served in our armed forces.