Medquest applications available for high school students

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WINDHAM COUNTY — Applications are available for the 2020 MedQuest programs offered by the Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center (SVTAHEC). This program is for southern Vermont high school students currently in grades 10, 11 and 12 who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Students will explore a variety of healthcare careers through job shadowing, workshops, and other activities. With the help of volunteer professionals in the hospital and medical community, students see health care in action and get an insider's look at rewarding health career opportunities. Students will also obtain CPR certification as part of the program and learn other basic clinic skills. Students experience campus life in the company of new friends and graduate-level health professions students that serve as staff.

Interested students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 must submit an application and one reference. Application information is available at www.svtahec.org. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 11, and this is a competitive application process. The cost for the program is $750 and scholarships are available. Contact Southern VT AHEC at 802-885-2126 for more information.

Southern VT AHEC is a non-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors from Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor counties. SVTAHEC works in partnership with the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

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