MedStart Summer Camp

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Health Career Exploration Through a Summer Camp for Current 10th & 11th Graders.

MedStart Summer Camp is an AHEC hosted program designed to encourage current sophomore and junior high school students to pursue their interest in a variety of healthcare careers. Scholarships are available for students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, low-income families, rural areas, minorities, or will be first in their family to attend college. The aim of MedStart is to provide students a chance to further explore healthcare careers, learn about college life, and realize it is possible to pursue higher education. Students often think of healthcare as including only “doctors and nurses” and MedStart tries to break down that stereotype by educating students on the large variety of high skill, high paid, high demand careers available in the healthcare industry.

MedStart is a 5-day program that offers a hands-on experience for students within the healthcare field. Curriculum sessions vary by camp, but could include dissections, blood typing, suturing, taking blood pressures, and job shadowing. Students will get to experience college life while on campus and participate in presentations on college planning and financial aid. Recreation and social sessions can include such things as bowling, hiking, hot springs, museum trips or tours. After camp, each regional AHEC office provides support to students that includes college resources, financial aid updates, scholarships and connections to further job shadowing within their hometown.

2020 Application is LIVE! Apply today HERE

AHEC Regions Map

2020 Locations & Dates:

  • Missoula: University of Montana (UM) – June 7-11
  • Great Falls: University of Providence (Great Falls)/Great Falls College (MSU) – June 14 – June 18
  • Miles City: Miles Community College (MCC) – July 12 – July 16
  • Butte/Helena: Montana Tech (MTECH)/Carroll College – July 19 – July 24
  • Billings: Montana State University Billings (MSUB) – July 26 – July 30

For more information, please contact Grace Ulven at 406.457.8024 or

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information, please contact Grace Ulven at or (406) 457-8024.

MedStart is a grant funded program and relies on the generosity of our sponsors and those that provide student scholarships.

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