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Health Career Exploration Week

Thank you for your interest in MedQuest! The application for 2019 is now closed.

**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 an Oregon high school student currently in 9th-12th grade?

If the answer to any of these is "yes," MedQuest is the experience for you!

MedQuest is an immersive camp on the beautiful Eastern Oregon University campus and surrounding community that exposes high school students to the exciting world of healthcare! Campers complete job shadows with health professionals, participate in panel discussions and local recreational activities, and meet like-minded students from all over the state. Depending on the nature of their job shadows, students may also have the opportunity to 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!

MedQuest camp accepts approximately 35 students statewide, with selections based on recommendations, GPA, and the overall quality of candidates' applications.

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

View photos from MedQuest 2018!


Open to Oregon high school students completing grades 9 through 12. Preference is given to students in NEOAHEC's 11-county region.

To be eligible to attend camp, students must be current on all immunizations (Hepatitis B, MMR, Chickenpox, Tdap).


June 16-21, 2019


Eastern Oregon University and surrounding medical community in La Grande, Oregon.


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 provides an exclusive and comprehensive look at many careers in healthcare. Camp allows students to boost their resumes with unique experiences, and also gain insight that helps them identify their calling in the health field.

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.

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Contact us

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