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January 17, 2013


The Western Montana Area Health Education Center at The University of Montana will host Montana high school sophomores and juniors interested in health care careers for MedStart, a free, one-week summer camp at UM Sunday through Friday, June 23-28.

MedStart activities will include job shadowing at local health care facilities, health science symposiums and tours, animal organ dissections and guest speakers on many health care topics, as well as exposure to campus life and financial aid guidance. Many social events also will be held.

Area Health Education Centers statewide will select 104 students to participate based on their potential interest in pursuing a health care career after high school; their low-income, minority or economically disadvantaged background; coming from a rural or urban underserved area or community; and/or being the first in their family to attend college. Camps also will be hosted at campuses in Billings, Bozeman and Great Falls.

Applications are available now at Students can rank their choice of campus on their application. Camps will be held June 16-21 at Montana State University in Bozeman and June 23-28 at Montana State University-Billings and the University of Great Falls.

For more information call Western Montana AHEC K-12 Program Coordinator Martha Robertson at 406-243-4746 or email





Contact: Martha Robertson, K-12 program coordinator, Western Montana Area Health Education Center at UM, 406-243-4746,