Skip to main content


Health Career Exploration Week

Registration is now open for MedQuest 2018!

**Should you attend 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 the answer to any of these is "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!

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.

Click here to view photos from MedQuest 2017!


Open to high school students completing grades 9 through 12.


Eastern Oregon University


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


The camp fee is $400, including a $25 deposit, which must be submitted online with a debit or credit card when applying. 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.

**How to Apply:**

STEP 1:Online Application

Before you begin the application:

  • Have a credit card handy to submit the required $25 application fee (this will be refunded if you are not accepted)
  • Type up answers to the following essay questions in a Word document and be sure to save them because this application must be completed in one sitting and will not save your progress if an error arises. You will copy and paste these into the application:
  1. Why are you interested in a health-related career?
  2. What specific experiences would you like to gain from the presentations and job shadows at MedQuest? Please explain why these experiences would be valuable to you (Example: Obtaining your CPR certification, viewing procedures, fulfilling school requirements, etc.).
  3. Is a health occupations class or club with shadowing experience offered at your high school? If so, have you participated? Please explain.
  4. What are your interests outside of school? Explain.
  5. Please share information about your educational plans after high school.
  6. If you could choose today, what would your career of choice be? Why?
  7. Is there any other information about yourself that you would like to share?
  8. What area(s) of healthcare interest you? (For example: Pediatrics, Nursing, etc.).


Send your professional resume as a Microsoft Word or PDF document to Brittany Hargrove at Be sure to include your school, work (if applicable), extracurricular, and health activities.

Note: Your application will not be considered without the submission of a resume.

MedQuest 2018 Sponsors

These individuals, businesses, and organizations are helping us inspire the future of healthcare:

Don Benschoter, DMD

Community Bank

American Diagnostic Corporation

Donate to our MedQuest Scholarship Fund!

Related links

Contact us

One University Blvd.
La Grande, OR 97850
Fax: 541.962.3416