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Health Career Exploration Week

Save the Date!

The application for MedQuest 2019 will open on October 8, 2018

**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 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.

View photos from MedQuest 2017!


Open to high school students completing grades 9 through 12.

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


Eastern Oregon University


June 17-21, 2019


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 healthcare. 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.

2018 Campers:

  • Maria Aguilera – Umatilla
  • Mireya Atkins – Pendleton
  • Briseyda Avila – Irrigon
  • Kylie Barry – Imbler
  • Jaimee Baxter – Union
  • Sierra Bingham – Haines
  • Alondra Caldera – Boardman
  • Arie de Lint – Cove
  • Alexis DeHart – La Grande
  • Mckayla Deist – Pilot Rock
  • Dee Dee Duncan – Enterprise
  • Rebekah Farrell – Cove
  • Yessenia Garcia-Sanchez – Umatilla
  • Zulema Gaytan – Boardman
  • Zoey Gilbert – Ione
  • Kara Gooderham – La Grande
  • Morgan Guenther – Pendleton
  • Ashley Haddock – Tigard
  • Rylan Headley – Pendleton
  • Madeline Hughes – Hermiston
  • Kristal Jensen – La Grande
  • Nicole Jones – John Day
  • Sonja Joplin-Clay – Hood River
  • Elizabeth Long – Vale
  • Dylan Mastrude – Baker City
  • Angelene Matthews – Lostine
  • Wade McDonald – Summerville
  • Mackenzie Moore – North Powder
  • Maricruz Robles – Adrian
  • Faith Rosen – Boardman
  • Taryn Schmidt – Pendleton
  • Mackenzie Smith – The Dalles
  • Susanna Teeman – Weston
  • Daniela Valle – Hood River
  • Jeffery Walker – Summerville

MedQuest 2018 Sponsors

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

Grande Ronde Hospital

Don Benschoter, DMD

Community Bank

American Diagnostic Corporation

Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization

Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University Bookstore

Morrow County Health District

Morrow County School District

Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Nursing, La Grande

Mark L. Harris, DMD, PC

Lewis, Poe, Moeller, Gunderson & Roberts, LLC

Oregon Trail Electric Consumers' Cooperative

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Eastern Oregon

Koza Family Dental Care

CHI St. Anthony Hospital


La Grande High School

Hood River Valley High School HOSA Chapter

Sisters Fruit Company

Eastern Oregon Youth for Christ


Cosmos Creations

Sub Shop No. 21

Dagoba Chocolate

Meadow Gold

Community In Action

Hood River Valley High School HOSA Chapter

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Fax: 541.962.3416