This page is dedicated to alumni of our programs at SVAHEC and the VT AHEC network.

We will highlight stories of students who have successfully completed one or many of our programs and have since continued on to pursue higher education and/or a career in healthcare.  If you are an alumni and would like to share your story, please feel free to email dmoran@svtahec.org with your story!


Becca Adams
Becca Adams

After competing MedQuest in 2008, Becca went on to nursing school at Norwich University. She also has practiced as an EMT for several years.  While she was in school, Becca participated in the College Student Health Internship Program (C-SHIP) through Southern Vermont AHEC.  During her internship, Becca spent some time in the Emergency Room at Springfield Hospital, where she was offered a job once she graduated.  She is now serving as an RN in the Emergency Room at Mt. Ascutney Hospital.


Kaleigh Kinney

Kaleigh Kinney

Kaleigh was a participant in both MedQuest and also our C-SHIP program (summer, 2015).  She  has been hired by Springfield Hospital part-time as an RN while she finishes up her BSN at  Castleton University.  Kaleigh is pictured here with Dr. Schneider of Mt. Ascutney Healthcare Center.



Olivia Clement

Olivia Clement Olivia participated in MedQuest in 2012 in Brattleboro.  Olivia told us that before she went to MedQuest she was on the fence about a career in healthcare.  She had done some shadowing in the healthcare field but she wasn’t convinced.  She reports that MedQuest convinced her that this was the right thing for her!  She is currently a student in the Nursing and Health Sciences program at UVM.  Olivia also  received the 2015 Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award funded by the proceeds of the Apple Blossom Cotillion, a project of the Foundation Office of Springfield Medical Care Systems, and the 9th annual Eileen Austin Neal, RN, Nursing Scholarship award, awarded by Springfield Hospital and the Neal family.


Alyson Hewitt

Alyson HewittAlyson Hewitt (pictured here with her C-SHIP mentor Dr. Linda Thompson) is an alumni of both Southern Vermont AHEC’s 2008 MedQuest program and also a 2013 C-SHIP intern. Alyson received her BSN from UMass-Amherst and is now working as a wellness nurse at Emeritus at Meadow Lodge, an independent living community in Chelmsford, MA.




Bhumika Patel

Bhumika attended MedQuest in 2013 and Advanced MedQuest in 2014.  She is now attending the University of Vermont with a major in biological sciences with a pre-medical route and a minor in religion.  She is actively pursing research opportunities while in college.

Stevie Roberts

Stevie participated in MedQuest in 2013.  She is currently taking classes at CCV with a career goal of a masters in child psychology.  She is currently working in a child care center.

Baylee Thompson

Baylee attended MedQuest in 2013 and is now attending Sacred Heart University.  She has been pre-accepted into the doctorate of physical therapy program and will obtain a bachelors degree in exercise science and a doctorate degree in physical therapy in 6 years.

Finn McFarland

Finn attended MedQuest in 2013 and is now enrolled in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, with a major in Nutritional Sciences and following a pre-med track.  She has interests in pediatrics, global health and public health.  She is involved in Partners in Health-Engage, a campus club to spread awareness of global health issues in the community. Finn also participated in C-SHIP internship program in 2016.