Do you want to learn how to protect the health and wellbeing of others? Join Us July 9th – July 15th, 2023 @ Vermont State University in Lyndon, VT
“ The Health and Medicine Institute gave me the first confirmation that I have strong potential and a future career in health care. I feel like it has been the first step in my new journey.”
Ready to learn the science of saving lives?
Step into the world of health care with the GIV Health & Medicine Institute! You’ll learn clinical skills like diagnostic reasoning, assessing patients, responding to medical emergencies, and communicating effectively on a team. Sessions span the fields of medicine, psychology, clinical lab science, and biomedical engineering. Hands-on activities, scenario-based learning, and interactive case discussions lead to CPR and First Aid certifications.
Students can also learn their Vermont Emergency First Responder (VEFR) Certification in this Institute.
This cutting-edge Institute is a partnership between the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont and the Northern Vermont Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Participation in this Institute will provide you with practical skills and a unique understanding about health and medicine in Vermont.
July 9th – July 15th, 2023 @ Vermont State University in Lyndon, VT
An optional online introduction for certifications will take place June 26th – 29th; students can join from home.
For information regarding tuition, please click here.
Every day is a unique experience filled with expert-led instruction, hands-on investigation, field trips, and immersive learning. We work to build a community around our experiences and share in our passion for everything we explore.
**The schedule is slightly different each year and announced when you arrive!
GIV’s supportive Institute structure is endlessly enriching, empowering, and engaging.
7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Morning Medical Activity
10:00 AM: Project Exploration
12:00 PM: Lunch and Free Time
1:00 PM: Afternoon Activity and Recreation
3:00 PM: Project Exploration
5:00 PM: Dinner
6:00 PM: Evening Social Activity
7:00 PM: Evening Workshops
8:00 PM: Game and Free Time
10:00 PM: End of Day
Nicole is the Executive Director at the Northern Vermont AHEC, a health workforce development agency in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She is a doctoral candidate in Education Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. Nicole began work in the field of public health in 2000 as a community organizer in rural New Hampshire, improving access to health and human services for the uninsured. She received a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2001 from the University of New Hampshire with a concentration in Community, Administration and Policy. Nicole is also a community herbalist and lives in West Burke with her husband and young son.