MedQuest Summer Camp applications now available

03/29/11  Portland, Ore.

High school students interested in a health career can apply through April 15

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WHAT

The Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center, an affiliate of Oregon Health & Science University, is accepting registration for the 2011 MedQuest Summer Health Career Camp for high school students in grades nine through 12. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 15.

MedQuest is a week-long residential camp held on the campus of Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Students will explore health career opportunities through various activities, including medical facility tours, health profession panels and presentations, medical training and individualized job shadowing. Medical school surveys indicate health care professionals who grew up in a rural community are more likely to choose a rural practice than those who have no ties to a rural community.

For more information or to apply, visit http://www.eou.edu/neoahec/MedQuest.html or contact Brenna Dunlap at 541 962-3801 or bhines@eou.edu.

WHEN

June 20 – 24, 2011

WHERE

Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Ore.

DETAILS

Northeast Oregon AHEC was established in 1990. Its mission is to attract and retain health care professionals by providing regional educational opportunities. Northeast Oregon AHEC is a nonprofit organization that primarily serves 12 counties (Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, northern Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler) by working in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University, four other AHEC centers and other health training institutions to achieve its mission. Northeast Oregon AHEC places emphasis on "growing its own."