Who Can Participate in MedStars?

If you are a student, you can apply for MedStars if you:

  • have completed your junior or senior year of high school and are age 16-19
  • have demonstrated your interest in a health career by participating in other health-career programs or volunteer activities.

Students who live in rural communities will receive preference over those from urban areas. Ethnic-minority students are especially encouraged to apply!

Application process

To apply, complete the form on our application page and request two references, one of which must come directly from a current teacher. Your references must be faxed or mailed directly to the AHEC office. Your application and references must be complete by the due date in order to be accepted.

Acceptance criteria

Acceptance to the MedStars program is based on your application and letters of recommendation.