MedStart is a 5-day summer program aimed at developing the next generation of health care providers. Hosted by the Montana AHEC (Areas Health Education Center) and the Montana Hospital Association, MedStart camp immerses students in campus life while providing opportunities to explore a variety of health care careers through simulation activities and job shadows at local facilities. Students also attend college planning sessions to map out their college and career goals. After camp, each regional AHEC office provides support to students that include college resources, financial aid updates, scholarships and connections to further job shadowing within their hometown.

Past activities have included: Dissections; Nursing simulation lab; Dental assisting; Health Information Technology demonstrations; Mock disaster training / EMS; Cadaver lab and X-Ray activities.

Open to current high school sophomores and juniors.

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.

MedStart 2019 Summer Camp Dates

Missoula: University of Montana (UM) – June 9 – June 13

Great Falls: University of Providence (Great Falls)/Great Falls College (MSU) – June 16 – June 20

Billings: Montana State University Billings (MSUB) – June 23 – June 27

Butte: Montana Tech (MTECH) – July 7 – July 11

Miles City: Miles Community College (MCC) – July 14 – July 18

MedStart Application

Due: Applications and Teacher Recommendations are due March 15, 2019


MedStart Online Application: APPLY NOW


Teacher Recommendation: Each application will need one Teacher/Counselor Recommendation, please provide the following link to the teacher of your choice:


Print an Application


MedStart is a grant funded program and relies on the generosity of our sponsors and those that provide student scholarships. If you are interested in sponsoring MedStart or would like to provide scholarship funding for a student(s) to attend, please contact Natascha Robinson at 406.457.8048 or