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Welcome to the 2019 Medstart Camp - Program Application!

MedStart Summer Program Description 

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, but may not attend camp at the same campus two years in a row.  

WHAT: MedStart Summer Camp is a 5-day summer camp program sponsored by the Montana AHEC (Area Health Education Center) system.  The program is designed to encourage sophomore and junior high school students to pursue their interest in a variety of healthcare careers.  Montana AHEC focuses on accepting students from low-income families, rural areas, under-represented minorities, or those who 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. 

WHERE: 5 Camp Locations Available – Missoula (June 9 - June 13); Great Falls (June 16 - June 20); Billings (June 23 - June 27); Butte (July 7 - July 11); Miles City (July 14 - July 18)

COST: Cost to attend MedStart is $500/student. MedStart tuition fees cover room & board, meals, transportation to events, all included activities, scrubs, and student materials.  

SCHOLARSHIPS: Multiple scholarships are available based on need and/or merit. Scholarship priority will be given to first year MedStart applicants.

COLLEGE CREDIT: Students completing the MedStart Camp at any of the five camps are eligible for one college credit from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. More information will be available upon acceptance.   

IMMUNIZATION NOTE: Students accepted into the MedStart Camps are required to provide proof of health insurance and up-to-date vaccinations as well as a tuberculosis test in order to be allowed to participate in the activities at healthcare facilities. Montana AHEC is not an affiliate of the Montana Office of Public Instruction, and therefore, does not recognize Montana Immunization Exemption Form 20-5-401.  In order for your child to participate in activities at MedStart, current immunization records and negative results of a TB test (within the last year) are required.

For your application to be considered, you must have:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
  • Completed Teacher Recommendation 


Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on March 15, 2019 to be considered.

‚ÄčNotification of camp acceptance and scholarship awards will be announced April 19, 2019. Students will receive a packet to complete and submit with payment in full by May 24, 2019.


Please direct questions to:

Natascha Robinson

(406) 457-8048