Health Care Quest (HCQ)

Eligibility requirements

Richmond and Henrico Public School students in grades six, seven and eight.

Program description

HCQ provides middle school students with early exposure to health care careers in the form of a one-day field trip. Participants travel through VCU’s Health Campus for two and a half hours to learn about health care careers from professionals and engage in hands-on activities. Sixth-grade students explore Dentistry and Medicine, seventh-grade students explore Nursing and Pharmacy and eighth-grade students explore Allied Health careers. 


Weekdays in the fall (August - December) and spring (January - April).


Various VCU Health Campus academic buildings. 

Contact information

The VCU Pipeline Team at (804) 827-0982 or