MedStart Summer Camp
Health Career Exploration Through a One-week Summer Camp for Current 10th & 11th Graders.
MedStart Summer Camp is an AHEC/MHA funded 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 pay, 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. Cirriculum sessions vary by camp, but would 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 2016 Summer Camp Dates:
- June 12 - 16 Missoula
- July 10 - 14 Great Falls
- July 17 - 21 Miles City
- July 24 - 28 Butte
- July 31 - August 4 Billings
For more information, please contact Gina Bruner at 406.457.8048 or firstname.lastname@example.org