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Southern Vermont Area Health Education Announces MedQuest School Programs Open for High School Student Applicants

The Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center announces MedQuest 2010 for southern Vermont high school students currently in Grades 9, 10 and 11. Program dates are:

• July 11-16 at Southern Vermont College/Bennington in partnership with Southwestern VT Health Care.

• August 1-6 at the School for International Training/Brattleboro in partnership with Brattleboro, Grace Cottage and Springfield Hospitals.

MedQuest is the "ultimate job shadow" experience for youth. With the help of volunteer professionals in the hospital, public health, and medical office setting, students see health care in action and get an insider's look at fast-paced, rewarding career opportunities. MedQuest activities include:

Individual job shadow opportunities with health care professionals.

Hospital tours.

CPR Certification

Exploration of new medical technologies and complementary health care.

Taking care of your personal health.

MedQuest students live on a college campus and make new friends in the company of University of Vermont College of Medicine students who are experienced youth guides. Lodging on the campuses of Southern VT College/Bennington or the School for International Training/Brattleboro provides students with the opportunity to live in a dormitory, to eat meals in the cafeteria and learn about campus life.

Interested students must submit an application and two references. Download the materials at www.svahec.org. This is a competitive application process and the deadline is March 1; the cost is $375. Scholarships are available. If you do not have internet access, call 888-758-0676.

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