MedStart Summer Camp

Natascha Robinson

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. Curriculum 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


MedStart flyer 2016

MedStart application form 2016

AHEC Regions Map


For more information, please contact Natascha Robinson at 406.457.8048 or

MedStart Press

2014   KULR 8 Article and Billings Gazette Article

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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