Health Careers Exploration Program serving Vermont counties of Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle.
2015 MedQuest Dates
- Week 1: TBD
- Week 2: TBD
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 professionals who know you well (one from your school). The application cycle for MedQuest 2014 is closed. Please check back in January 2015 for applications for MedQuest 2015.
MedQuest Introduces Vermont High School Students to Health Care Careers
July 9, 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