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MedQuest





MedQuest 2017 Dates:
Sunday, June 25 through Friday, June 30, 2017
at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont

MedQuest is a week-long, residential program on Johnson State College campus for current 10th grade high school students from northeastern and central Vermont. Admission is limited and competitive. 


MedQuest is a rigorously structured, educational program that provides students with opportunities to explore a variety of health careers while gaining comfort in a college environment.  Through interactive presentations and job-shadowing experiences at local hospitals and community provider offices, students strengthen their leadership skills and gain a clearer understanding of career options in health care.

MedQuest Brochure
MedQuest FAQ's


Eligibility
You are eligible to apply for Northeastern Vermont MedQuest if:
  • You attend school, or are home-schooled, in Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans or Washington County in Vermont
  • You are a current 10th grade student
  • You are able to attend the entire week-long program
  • You enjoy problem solving, new technology and relating to people
  • You are interested in exploring a variety of careers in health-related fields
  • You are considering a career in health care
MedQuest participants will
  • Explore the variety of careers in health care.
  • Gain exposure to professional work environments.
  • Build skills and resources for health career pathways.
  • Experience residential life on a college campus.
Activities include
  • Job-shadowing health professionals;
  • Acquiring basic medical skills;
  • Science lab dissection skills training;
  • Exposure to medical terminology;
  • Exploring career and educational goals;
  • Opportunities to make new friends who share your interest in health careers!
Cost
The total cost for the 6-day, 5-night program is $650, all inclusive. Financial aid may be available based on family income and/or extenuating circumstances. Application for scholarships will be available to accepted participants. A $50 deposit is due upon acceptance, with the balance due by June 1, 2017.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOW CLOSED.

Please note:   Accepted candidates to MedQuest will be expected to complete and provide medical proof of a negative Tuberculosis Skin Test (also known as a PPD skin test.) This test can take up to three business days to be administered and read; so if a student is accepted into the program, this test should be completed as soon as possible. It can be completed through your health department or your primary care physician.

QUESTIONS??  CONTACT KIM O'CONNOR, MEDQUEST DIRECTOR, AT (802) 748-2506. 


MedQuest is supported by these generous partners:
Johnson State College
Central Vermont Medical Center
Copley Hospital
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
North Country Hospital    

Welcome to The Northeastern Vermont

Area Health Education Center

The Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center improves access to quality health care by working with community and academic partners to support health care workforce development
through recruitment, retention and continuing education of health care professionals.


Northeastern Vermont AHEC
347 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 3
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: 802-748-2506
Fax: 802-748-2910
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