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Health career exploration week

MedQuest 2017 has passed. Please check back soon for information about MedQuest 2018!


Click here to view photos from MedQuest 2017! 

**Are you interested in attending MedQuest?**

Answer these four questions:

  • Are you interested in a health career?
  • Do you want to know what college dorm life is like?
  • Do you enjoy science and math?
  • Are you currently in 9th-12th grade?

If "yes," MedQuest is the experience for you! 

MedQuest campers may witness a surgery, sit in on medical exams or procedures, ride along on an ambulance call, help patients, witness the diagnostic process, and much more! Campers will meet like-minded students from all over the state and after a full day of job shadowing, training and panel discussions, and local recreational activities!

Students will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the medical field. To view pictures from previous year's camps, visit us on Facebook.

MedQuest camp accepts approximately 35 students statewide who will be selected based on their recommendations, GPA, and the quality of their application. 

Still need more information? Click here to check out our MedQuest PowerPoint.


Open to high school students completing grades 9 through 12.


Eastern Oregon University


MedQuest 2018 will be held from June 18th-22nd.


Our MedQuest application is currently closed. Please check back to access the 2018 application. 


The camp fee is $400, including a $25 deposit, which is due by the application deadline. Camp tuition will include all lodging, meals, activities, and supplies. A limited number of scholarships are available.


MedQuest is a comprehensive week-long look at many careers in health care. It is a unique opportunity that only 3 dozen students from Oregon have each year. 

What To Bring To Camp

Things To Bring And Not To Bring


MedQuest cannot be responsible for damage, theft, or loss of personal property.  Put your name or an ID tag on all of your property.


Clothing required for Shadowing:

You will be involved in four Shadowing Experiences during camp. The following is required for each day:

  1. Dress pants and sports shirts (for boys)
  2. Dresses or dress pants and blouses (for girls)
  3. No open toed shoes 

See our page on Pinterest for ideas of appropriate business casual attire.

The following is not acceptable:

  1. Ragged/holey jeans
  2. Skirts, shorts, or dresses above the knee.
  3. Bare midriffs
  4. Shoulder straps less than 1 inch in width.
  5. Low cut shirts/blouses.
  6. Pants exposing underwear.
  7. Exposed tattoos
  8. More than 2 earrings per ear, or any other piercing.


Things to bring:

-Tennis shoes and comfortable dress shoes (no high heels, because you will be walking)

-Loose comfortable clothing for the rescue course (day 1)

-Shorts for recreation, swim suit for possible swimming

-Personal toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap, deodorant, towel, sunscreen, etc.)

-Sleeping bag / pillow – your dorm room will have a comfortable bed; no linens

-Laundry bag for dirty clothes


-Clothes hangers                                                                                                                      

-Hair dryer, curling iron

-Paper and pens/pencils

-Prescription medications/eye glasses, etc. (must be listed on Medical Treatment/Release Form)

-Alarm clock



Can bring if you want to (Optional):

-Money for personal purchases (a maximum of $50)



-Raincoat or umbrella

-Sunglasses and sunscreen

-Fan (dorm rooms can get hot in the summer)

-Discs for Frisbee Golf



-Large amounts of cash

-Anything very valuable--bring at your own risk!


Eastern has a bookstore in which you can purchase many of the items listed above (if you run out of something) or if you need other items after arriving on campus.  You may wish to bring cash for incidental expenses you might have. You DO NOT need money for your meals or residing in the dorms.


Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center would like to send its thanks to the following MedQuest sponsors.


•Moda Health   Portland, OR

•Dr. John Winters of Winters Naturopathic Clinic - La Grande, OR

•Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation - Hermiston, OR

•Winding Waters Medical Clinic - Enterprise, OR

•Oregon Pacific AHEC - Corvallis, OR

•St. Anthony Hospital - Pendleton, OR



•La Grande High School/Angel Fund - La Grande, OR



•Animal Health Center - La Grande, OR

•Cascades East AHEC - Bend, OR

•Idaho Power - Boise, ID

•Morrow County Health District - Heppner, OR

•Soroptimist International Of La Grande - La Grande, OR

•The Dalles High School - The Dalles, OR



•Dr. Stephen Koza of Koza Family Dental Care - La Grande, OR

•Dr. Mark L. Harris - La Grande, OR


Other Support:

•Community Bank - La Grande, OR

•Eastern Oregon University - La Grande, OR

•Oregon Trail Electric Consumers Cooperative (T-shirt sponsorship) - Baker City, OR

•OHSU School of Nursing - La Grande Campus - La Grande, OR


 In-Kind Donations:

•American Diagnostic Corporation


Blue Star Coloring

Custom lanyards provided by Totally Promotional


If you are interested in donating to MedQuest, please contact Brittany Hargrove at (541) 962-3422 or


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La Grande, OR 97850
Fax: 541.962.3416