Health Careers Exploration Program serving Vermont counties of Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle.
2014 MedQuest Dates
- Week 1: June 22-27, 2014
- Week 2: July 6-11, 2014
Current 10th or 11th grade students
MedQuest Health Careers Exploration Program is a rigorously structured, educational, week-long residential program that is held on the University of Vermont (UVM) campus that provides students with the opportunity to explore a variety of careers in health care while gaining comfort in a college environment. Students will receive confidentiality, infection control and CPR training. Through interactive presentations and job shadowing experiences at local hospitals or within the communities, students strengthen their leadership skills, learn about community and continuing education resources, and develop a clearer understanding of career options in health care.
What does it cost?
$650 (if selected). Some scholarship money may be available. Meals, snacks and housing are included. Students must arrange for their own transportation to and from the residence. (No cars can remain on campus during the session.)
Am I eligible?
You are eligible if:
- you live in Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle or Chittenden Counties
- you are a current 10th or 11th grade student
- you are available to attend the entire week-long program
- you enjoy problem-solving, new technology, and relating to people
- you are concerned about today’s health issues
- you are interested in exploring the diversity of health care careers
- you are considering a career in the health field
How do I apply?
You must submit an application and two recommendation forms completed by a professional (one from the student’s school) by March 12, 2014. Applications received after March 12 will not be considered. PLAN AHEAD if you are using the post office or faxing. (The fax machine line is very busy daily. If you do fax, please call the main office at 802-527-1474 to confirm receipt of the fax.) Late OR incomplete applications, as well as late or incomplete recommendations will not be considered.
*Applications cannot be submitted electronically using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome*
A committee of program staff at Champlain Valley AHEC will review the applications and choose the students best suited for the program.
Notification of acceptance will go out through email by March 28, 2014.
If you are not from Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, or Grand Isle counties, but you are interested in participating in MedQuest, please contact your local Area Health Education Center (AHEC):
Southern Vermont AHEC (serving Windham, Windsor, Bennington, and Rutland Counties)
55 Clinton Street, Suite 1
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: (802) 885-2126
Marty Hammond, Executive Director
Northeastern Vermont AHEC (serving Caledonia, Essex, Orleans, Lamoille, Washington and Orange Counties)
347 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 3
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-2506
Laura Remick, Program Coordinator
Exploring Health Care Careers, Project Report by Emily Cook