MedStart Summer Camp


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.


MedStart application form 2018

MedStart Flyer

AHEC Regions Map


For more information, please contact Shani Rich at 406.457.8018 or

MedStart Press

2013  Great Falls KFBB Article

2012   Billings Gazette Article

2013 MedStart Students

2012 MedStart Students

2011 MedStart Students

        2010 MedStart Students

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