July 14, 2013 – July 19, 2013
MedQuest is a 6-day, 5-night residential
camp held at Lyndon State College where
high school students are exposed to a variety
of different health care careers through experiential and classroom learning.
Opportunities include job shadowing health care professionals, certification in CPR and first aid, and team building exercises.
Students are connected with practicing
health care professionals as positive role models. MQ staff provides job-readiness and life-skills training, as well as guidance in pursuing a career in health care.
MedQuest 2013 Brochure
Northeastern Vermont AHEC began its MedQuest program in 1999, based on a national model.
The program engages 9th and 10th graders and UVM medical students (as Assistant Directors) in learning and teaching. For the high school students, interaction with the medical students, who are often Vermonters themselves, provides a real-life example of the path to higher education and to careers. For many, this is their first time on a college campus. Participants leave the program aspiring to a career in health care, able to clearly visualize their goal for the first time.
Of the MedQuest alumni polled at high school graduation, 88% plan to pursue a post-secondary education in a health-related field. Alumni report in post-program evaluations that MedQuest is a life changing event that helped to reinforce their commitment to continue schooling in a health career track.
MedQuest 2013 Information and Application Instructions
MedQuest alumni have graduated from nursing, medical school and other health careers training programs. Some have returned to practice in the Northeast Kingdom.
MedQuest 2013 Student Application
MedQuest 2013 Student Reference Form