MedStart Summer Camp

MedStart is a Montana AHEC program designed to encourage high school students who are in sophomore and junior grade levels to pursue their interest in a variety of healthcare careers. AHEC focuses on accepting students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, low-income families, rural areas, minorities, or first generation college students. The aim of MedStart is to provide students – who may not otherwise have the opportunity – 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.” MedStart tries to break down that stereotype by educating students on the large variety of careers available in the healthcare industry.

2022 MedStart Camp Dates and Locations:

  • Univ. of MT in Missoula: June 12-16
  • Univ. of Providence in Great Falls: June 26-30
  • MSUB in Billings: July 10-14
  • Carroll College in Helena: July 17-21
  • Miles Community College in Miles City: July 24-28


WHO: Current sophomores or juniors from a Montana high school. Homeschooled or GED students are eligible as well. Students may be no older than 18. Students may apply for a second year of MedStart.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Multiple scholarships are available based on need and/or merit; see page 5 of the application.

COLLEGE CREDIT: Students completing the MedStart Camp are eligible for one college credit through Montana Tech that is transferable to all schools in the Montana University System. More information will be available upon acceptance.

HOW TO APPLY: In order to apply to either of the camps, complete the online application. You can apply to all five MedStart camps using the same application.  Applications are due no later than March 11, 2022.

  • Students must secure a reference and have them fill out a Recommendation Form in order to be considered for camp. 

IMMUNIZATION NOTE: Students will receive further guidance about immunizations upon acceptance into a MedStart Camp.

ACCEPTANCE & PAYMENT: Notification of camp acceptance will be announced April 29, 2022. Students will receive a packet to complete and submit with payment in full, your regional camp coordinator will send more information about this upon acceptance into a MedStart Camp.

For more information call: Eastern MT AHEC 406.247.3284 or check out the 2022 MedStart Camp Flyer.