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Madison Streeter wins Lovell Award

Madison Streeter, Bellows Falls Union High School Class of 2019 graduate is the ninth recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award.  This award contributes $1000 annually toward a student’s academic pursuit of a career in health care.  It is funded by the proceeds of the Apple Blossom Cotillion, a project of the Development Office of Springfield Medical Care Systems.  Madison is pictured with Mary Perry, Chair of the Springfield Hospital/SMCS Development Committee and Robert Crego, Executive Director of Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

Dr. Lovell was a longtime physician at Springfield Hospital.  His daughters, Melissa Post and Elizabeth David, said, “While he was a man who never sought recognition for his service in the medical field or in the community, we know he would be honored to have this award named in his memory.  We hope recipients of the award will share the same sense of wonder and fascination with the world of medicine that he did.”

Streeter will be a nursing student at Rivier University in Nashua, NH in the fall.  She became interested in health care when she was young, and she attended the Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center (AHEC) MedQuest program.

To be eligible for the award, students must live in one of the towns served by Springfield Medical Care System and attend AHEC’s MedQuest program.  Information on this program is available by contacting Southern Vermont AHEC at (802) 885-2126 or emailing


Free Summer Program with STIPEND!

Are you

  • A current 1st or 2nd year undergraduate student who identifies with a group that is underrepresented in the health professions?
  • Considering a career as a:
    • Dentist
    • Nurse
    • Nutritionist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Pharmacist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physician
    • Physician Assistant
    • Public Health Professional
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5?

If so, Click Here to learn about the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), a FREE six-week summer enrichment program with stipend included, offered at 13 different sites throughout the country (not all occupations are represented at all sites, but you can use a filterable list on the website to find a site relevant to your career interest).

UVM is holding a SHPEP “Alum” Student Panel/Information Session on Tuesday, October 24th @7:15 pm in the Career Center Conference Room.  Hear from 3 current UVM students who participated in SHPEP at two different campus sites (Columbia University in NYC and rutgers in NJ).

Applications open on December 1st.


Congratulations to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center!

Congratulations to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for this coveted nursing award!  Click here to read more about this.   SWVHC Magnet Status Letter

Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program

The Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Healthcare Professionals is funded by federal and state funds, and is administered by the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program.  The purpose of the loan repayment program is to increase access to primary healthcare in under served communities and to address the health professional shortages that cause disparities in access to health care in Vermont.

In 2017, Southern Vermont AHEC awarded $162,055 in retention awards to 16 physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice nurses.  An additional $30,000 was awarded to recruit practitioners to practices in the Southern Vermont AHEC region.  Employers committed $175,000 in educational loan repayment matching funds.

Diabetes Prevention Program

If you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.  Mt. Ascutney Hospital and the YMCA are supporting a Diabetes Prevention Program with a new class starting soon.  The program features 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions led by a trained Lifestyle Coach to offer motivation and support.  For more information, contact Samantha Abrahamsen at 802-674-7213



Summer 2019 MedQuest Programs!

For students in grades 10, 11, and 12 from Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham and Windsor counties.

MedQuest West was hosted at Castleton University from June 23-28, 2019.  Job shadows took place at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Advanced MedQuest is for students who have completed MedQuest and was hosted at The University of Vermont from July 14 – 18, 2019.

MedQuest East was hosted at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont from August 4 – 9, 2019 with job shadows taking place in several hospitals within the southern Vermont region.