MedStars Honors Experience

MedStars provides a hands-on career-development experience to high-school and early-college students interested in health-care careers.



During one week of July each year, 40 qualified high-school students visit Oregon Health & Science University for a crash course in health science career development.  Students:
  • Meet with health professionals
  • Learn about 25 different health-care careers
  • Stay in a college dorm and meet peers from around the state.

MedStars is currently taking applications for the 2013 program (July 16-20), as well as for peer counselors who have already completed the program.

MedStars is sponsored by the Area Health Education Center Program Office and the four regional AHEC centers throughout Oregon. 

See us on YouTube! When I Grow Up and MedStars 2012.



"Thank you so much for everything! MedStars was one of the best experiences for me, and I now feel like I have endless options for a health career."

-- 2012 participant

"MedStars was incredibly helptul in the decision-making process for me, and helped me narrow the healthcare area in which I think I am the most interested."

-- 2012 participant