MedQuest Health Careers Exploration Program is a residential program for Vermont high school students interested in careers in medicine and health science.

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

MedQuest is an intensive, week-long program on a college campus and in clinical health care settings. The program offers exposure to many health professions through job shadowing, workshops and discussions.

Mentor talking about dissection of heart with participants   

Activities include:

  • Job-shadowing health professionals 
  • Acquiring basic medical skills
  • Clinical patient simulation labs
  • Exposure to medical terminology
  • Science lab dissection skills training (at Northern Vermont University only)
  • Exploring career and educational goals
  • Opportunities to make new friends who share your interest in health careers

You should apply if:

  • You are interested in a career in health care
  • You are concerned about your community and today’s health issues
  • You enjoy problem-solving, relating to people, and using technology
  • You are interested in resources for furthering your education

MedQuest Brochure: Click Here

Cost: The total cost for this 6-day, 5-night program is $750, all-inclusive.

Financial assistance is available to qualifying students.


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Area Health Education Center

The Northern 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.

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St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: 802-748-2506
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