MedStart Students 2018

The MedStart 2018 application is now available to Montana high school sophomores and juniors, and must be postmarked March 9, 2018.

Each summer, Western Montana AHEC hosts MedStart, a week-long program designed to expose rural high school students, who are/may be low income, first-generation-college, ethnically diverse to potential careers in the healthcare field.   Selected applicants can submit scholarship application to attend MedStart.  Five programs are hosted on Montana college campuses: Great Falls, Butte, Billings, Miles City, and Missoula.  Curriculum sessions during the week include animal specimen dissection, blood typing, job shadowing, Sim Man (simulation mannequin) demonstration, and more.

College support sessions include a financial aid presentation, a current health profession student panel, money management instruction, and a campus tour. Recreation and social sessions may include attendance at sporting events, various hikes, bowling night, or river trip.  Campers are housed in dorms on the college campuses.  Click here for the 2018 application; 20-30 students are selected for each campus.

For a slide show of Missoula MedStart 2017, go to,