University of Vermont

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Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program

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AHEC Summer Projects & MedQuest

 

MedQuest 2014

MedQuest is a college campus-based health careers exploration program for Vermont high school students; they live in a dormitory and have a variety of didactic and shadowing experiences during a week-long experience. Medical Student Positions are open to UVM College of Medicine students and other health professions students. Your role as a Medical Student Leader  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 six MedQuest programs will be offered this summer around the state and in Burlington. 

2014 Champlain Valley AHEC MedQuest

University of Vermont; June 22-27, 2014 and July 6-11, 2014

2014 Northeastern Vermont AHEC MedQuest

Lyndon State College; July 13-18, 2014

2014 Champlain Valley AHEC MedQuest

Advanced MedQuest: University of Vermont; June 15-20, 2014

MedQuest West: Bennington; June 22-27, 2014

MedQuest East: Brattleboro; July 27-August 1, 2014

 

AHEC Summer Student Opportunities 2014

The UVM Office of Primary Care is pleased to offer opportunities for student projects during the summer of 2014. The Vermont Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC) is a federally funded program with a mission to improve the health of our communities through the development of the health care workforce. 2014 AHEC Summer Projects are designed to offer interprofessional community based service learning opportunities for UVM College of Medicine students, Nurse Practitioner and other graduate health professions students.

2014 Champlain Valley AHEC Summer Project

Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center (Contact Judy Wechsler, jwechsler@cvahec.org)

The Champlain Valley AHEC is offering an opportunity for an interprofessional team of two students (one medical student, one Nurse Practitioner student) to learn about the health care issues facing Latino migrant farm workers who supply the year round work force on Vermont’s dairy farms. Students will be based in Franklin County,  linked with a community mentor from UVM Extension,  have  CVAHEC staff support  and will work under the guidance of a UVM COM faculty advisor. Students will have the opportunity to meet and hear from farm workers about the health care issues they experience and to assess the effectiveness of health care information tools and materials recently developed as a part of an effort to help workers better understand how to manage some of the common health issues they face.

Students must be fluent in Spanish, have reliable transportation and able to commit 100 hours each over the summer in a coordinated team schedule designed to accomplish the project’s goals.

Project duration: 2 weeks, dates tbd
Stipend: $1000 per student
Faculty advisor: tbd

2014 Northeastern Vermont AHEC Summer Project

Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center (Contact Rob Swartz, rswartz@nevahec.org)

No specific project determined for 2014. However, if you have a specific topic that you are interested in or you plan to be in Northeastern Vermont this summer, you can contact Bob Swartz (rswartz@nevahec.org) to discuss possible project ideas.

Car is required; Housing can be provided.

Project duration: 2 weeks, dates tbd
Stipend: $1000 per student
Faculty advisor: tbd

2014 Southern Vermont AHEC Summer Project

Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center (Contact Susan White, swhite@svahec.org)

No specific project determined for 2014. However, if you have a specific topic that you are interested in or you plan to be in Southern Vermont this summer, you can contact Susan White (swhite@svahec.org) to discuss possible project ideas.

Car is required; Housing can be provided.

Project duration: 2 weeks, dates tbd
Stipend: $1000 per student
Faculty advisor: tbd

 

Charles MacLean MD
Associate Dean for Primary Care

Judy Wechsler, Educational Coordinator
Champlain Valley AHEC

Charlotte Reback
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Bob Swartz, Educational Coordinator
Northeastern Vermont AHEC

Susan White, Educational Coordinator
Southern Vermont AHEC

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