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Program Overview

The MEDQUEST program at Marist is designed to give interested students academic and practical instruction to different aspects of the medical field. The curriculum includes classroom instruction, practical labs and field experience where students receive hands on learning in. The program takes place at Marist in our campus simulation lab. The lab provides a space for the students to learn on real equipment that they would find anywhere in the medical field:

  • Personal health
  • Living a healthy lifestyle
  • The mental and physical functions of the human body
  • Fitness training
  • Certifications for health professions
  • Exploration of personal career options
  • Experiences in health-related professions
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MEDQUEST combines theory and practical application with clinical practices and volunteer work to afford students the knowledge, insight, and experience necessary to pursue various health careers. The ultimate goal is to prepare students to enter top-notch college programs in the following areas:

  • Pre-med
  • Nursing
  • Pre-veterinary    
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  • Pre-dental
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-chiropractic
  • Public Health
  • Preparation for diversified health careers

The secondary goal is to prepare students to seek certification upon graduation. Once a student graduates from the program, they will have enough coursework, knowledge and experience to take a test and earn certification as an ECG/EKG Tech, Medical Assistant, or in the field of Phlebotomy

Program Outline

In addition to Marist's rigorous college prep program, MEDQUEST students will be scheduled into the following course sequence:

  • Freshmen – Introduction to Health, First Aid, AED and CPR Training
  • Sophomore – Medical Terminology, 60 Hours of Volunteer Experience
  • Junior – Health Care Theory and Practice I, Clinical Practice I
  • Senior – Health Care Theory and Practice II, Clinical Practice II, Senior Seminar

A full listing of all courses at Marist can be found in the Curriculum Guide. 


Applicants should have:

  • An interest in a health/medical career
  • Average or above average grades
  • Good conduct and attendance records
  • Willingness to participate in healthcare activities beyond regular school hours
  • Have submitted a MEDQUEST application prior to registration at Marist

The application to apply to the program can be found below. Please return this application to our Admissions Officer, Barbara Verdonck.

If a student decides he/she is no longer interested in a medical career, he/she may resign from the program and continue the regular college preparatory program the following school year.

Medquest Application (506.79 KB)
File Type: PDF
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