Every year Central New York AHEC holds summer programs and camps for students of all ages. Check out what is happening this summer!


Health Quest at Ithaca College July 11-15


High school students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades get the chance to experience college dorm and campus living at this 5-day overnight camp at Ithaca College focused on allied health careers. Students will specifically learn about careers in physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, and more! Health Quest chaperones and professionals will work with students to share their knowledge, skills, and advice in their studies and work in health care. Please click here to apply online or for more information.


MedQuest at SUNY Upstate Medical University June-July 2016


High school students, grades 10 through 12, and college freshman interested in pursuing careers in health care can apply to attend one of the Summer Camp Awareness Days. MedQuest is only available to New York State Residents. Unfortunately, the deadline has passed for this summer’s MedQuest; however, dates and topics are listed below.


June 28, 2016 – Nursing and Respiratory Care (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

July 12, 2016 – Physician Assistant and Medicine (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

July 13, 2016 – Biomedical Research, Medical Technology & Medical Biotechnology (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

July 19, 2016 – Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

July 20, 2016 – Medical Imaging Sciences and Radiation Therapy (1:00 pm to 7:00 pm) – Will include X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Radiation Therapy


For more information about SUNY Upstate Medical University’s MedQuest, please click here.


Medical Academy of Science and Health (M.A.S.H.) Camp June-August 2016


Students entering 8th and 9th grade this upcoming fall can participate in CNYAHECs summer M.A.S.H Camp programs. This two to three-day experience teaches students about careers in healthcare, exposes them to a variety of job opportunities, and their required on-the-job training or advanced college degrees needed for these careers. M.A.S.H. camps are designed to show students that there is a career for everyone in healthcare through workshops focusing on various topics specific to each healthcare facility. Workshops cover careers in physical therapy, nursing, surgery, food service, clinical laboratory sciences, cardiac care, speech language pathology, diagnostic imaging, recreational therapy, pharmacy, emergency medicine, and many more! This summer’s M.A.S.H. camps schedules are listed below. Find one near you and apply!


2016 Schedule

June 23 & 24…………..Auburn Community Hospital

June 28 & 29…………..Cayuga Medical Center

July 21 & 22…………….Lourdes Hospital

July 25 & 26……………Arnot Ogden Medical Center

July 27 & 28……………Cortland Regional Medical Center

August 3 & 4……………Oswego Hospital

August 3, 4 & 5………..Rome Memorial Hospital

August 17 & 18…………Community Memorial Hospital


For more information about M.A.S.H. camps or to apply, please click here.



MedLab Job Shadowing through Bassett Healthcare Network


High school and college students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare, particularly medical laboratory science, who enjoy solving puzzles, hands-on activities, and learning about new technological advances are encouraged to apply to MedLab Job Shadowing. CNYAHEC has partnered with Bassett Healthcare Network to give students the unique opportunity to spend a total of 15 hours shadowing professionals in medical laboratories. This program is flexible and can accommodate most students’ busy schedules. MedLab Job Shadowing offers ongoing open enrollment and job shadowing experiences in Cobleskill, Cooperstown, Delhi, Herkimer, Little Falls, Oneota, and Sidney.


To enroll, or for more information, please visit our MedLab Job Shadowing section of HWapps.


Healthcare opportunities are always available at MyHealthCareer.


For other opportunities offered through Central New York AHEC or more information about CNYAHEC, please visit their website.