MedQuest, The Governor's Institute on Health and Medicine and Summer Projects are summer paid work and learning opportunities sponsored by the Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in their geographical regions of the state. All of these opportunities are open to graduate-level health professions students and Larner College of Medicine students.
MedQuest is a campus-based health careers exploration program for Vermont high school students. Participants live in a college dormitory and have a variety of didactic and shadowing experiences during a four to six day program. MedQuest Mentor positions are open to health professions students including nurse practitioner, social work, Larner College of Medicine students and other graduate-level health professions students. As a MedQuest Mentor, your role is to help deliver components of the designed programs, to serve as a role model for the students, and to be 24/7 staff and chaperones during the week. A total of five MedQuest programs will be offered this summer around the state.
The Governor's Institute on Health and Medicine is a week-long, hands-on exploration of health science, health research, and medicine held at Norwich University. This program culminates in presentations of students' work from the week.
Summer Projects are designed to offer interprofessional, community-based service-learning opportunities for nurse practitioner, social work, Larner College of Medicine students, and other graduate-level health professions students. These experiences provide students with a deeper understanding of health care in rural Vermont, caring for underserved populations, the important role of the community, and the challenges and rewards of this work and setting. A mentor at each regional AHEC will help supervise the projects, connect you with peer mentors and community and clinical preceptors, and be a resource as your project develops. All Summer Projects require access to a car. For projects outside of the Champlain Valley region, housing can be provided.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION
This is a competitive application process with selection based on experience and interest in our program priorities. The MedQuest programs require a balance of male and female Mentors based on the distribution of male and female student participants. You are welcome to apply for more than one MedQuest program or Summer Project or Governor's Institute, ranking them in priority order. Summer Projects may use rolling admissions if not all positions are filled.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT, MARCH 4, 2019