Students dive deep into the world of Health Careers

students participated in during Southern Vermont AHEC’s MedQuest Health Careers Expo held on May 8, in Rutland, Vermont.

Vermont Business Magazine Blood typing, making splints, airway management, and even a medication vs. candy challenge, were among the activities students participated in during Southern Vermont AHEC’s MedQuest Health Careers Expo held on May 8, in Rutland, Vermont. This event was created to provide an exciting and worthwhile experience for 14–21-year-olds interested in pursuing a health career or just curious about the ever-expanding world of health care. 

Over 20 health careers from clinical to non-clinical roles in medicine, oral health, pharmacy, behavioral health, laboratory, nursing, emergency response, and so much more. 40 exhibitors provided hands-on activities, interactive displays, cutting edge technology, training simulations as well as the chance to share their knowledge.

"This inaugural event was a tremendous success! Our partners showcased a wide variety of in-demand health careers with interactive displays that engaged students from 14 different schools in our region. The day was filled with excitement, food, music, and giveaways. We are grateful to our sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, and volunteers for their commitment to Vermont's future health workforce,” said Jennifer Scott, Executive Director, Southern Vermont AHEC.

About Southern Vermont AHEC

Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center (SVTAHEC) is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to growing and sustaining southern Vermont’s health workforce, especially in our rural and underserved communities. We invest our resources in connecting students to health career exploration programs, meaningful college internships, and professional mentoring opportunities that will lead to increased access to primary and preventive care, and healthier communities. Southern Vermont AHEC is one of two independent nonprofit regional AHEC centers funded by federal, state, and community support working in partnership with the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine’s Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program.

Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center. Springfield, Vermont www.svtahec.org

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