MedAchieve Montana

As part of MedAchieve Montana, you’ll get:

  • Hands-on experience with lab techniques
  • A medical student mentor
  • Knowledge of careers in many fields of medicine

Meet Dates

Our goal is to meet every other week. Each session is two hours, during which time we’ll cover many different fields of medicine.

In the fall, we meet September to November, and in the spring, we meet late-January to mid-April. Look at our academic calendar for holiday closures and semester breaks. We do not meet during those times. You’ll receive the specific meet dates for the program prior to the program start and we ask that you review the dates to make sure you are available to attend. You are expected to complete both the both the fall and spring sessions.

What You'll Learn & Supplies

In addition to lecture-style learning, you will be given supervised laboratory instruction in the TouroCOM anatomy labs, including

  • Cadavers
  • plastinated specimens
  • 3D digital programs

In the cadaver labs, you will be exposed to formaldehyde preservatives in small concentrations. You will be given gloves when needed, but if you require respiratory barriers, such as:

  • dust masks
  • surgical masks
  • N95s

You will need to supply your own. Please note that respiratory barriers are not required, they are a preference, and we will cover this topic during the appropriate lecture. These interactive sessions are dependent upon the government and school mandated health guidelines.


In order to provide you with hands-on materials to enhance your learning experience, the entire 2023-2024 program will cost $60.00 ($30 per semester) per student. Certain students may be exempt from the fee if they qualify. This funding will go directly toward buying supplies for you, the high school student. TouroCOM students are not compensated in any way and the school does not currently provide program funding. Payment can be made to “TouroCOM Montana MedAchieve ” and should be submitted on the first day of the program.


TouroCOM students dedicate considerable time to the program, so if you sign up, we need you to be equally committed and attend all sessions. You will be allowed up to one (1) unexcused absence and/or two (2) excused absences. Any absences exceeding this limit will result in removal from the program without refund. Students with anticipated absences should send an email to at least 6 hours prior to the start of the session they will miss in order to avoid an unexcused absence.


The MedAchieve program is not directly affiliated with any local high school district, and therefore transportation via bus is not currently available. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the program weekly.

Applying to the Program

Requirements to Apply

MedStart is for junior HS students, and MedExcel, is for senior HS students. We strongly recommend you begin with MedStart.

When to Apply

Application Deadline is August 31
To apply for the entire 2024-2025 academic year (both fall and spring semesters) or just the fall semester, applications open on May 1 and close on August 31.

You can apply for spring semester only, and the deadline is January 1. Applications for spring 2025 open on November 1, 2024, and close on January 1, 2025.

How to Apply

High school students apply through the mentee application google form.

Become a MedAchieve Student

Medical students apply through the mentor application.

Meet the MedAchieve Montana Leadership

Lan Nguyen, President
Navneet Kaur, Vice president
Amrita Kaur, Secretary/PR
Erin Shannon, Specialty Outreach
Aneet Sidhu, Event coordinator
Tara Sanjabi, Treasurer


MedAchieve Montana
2801 18th Avenue South
Great Falls, Montana 59405
(406) 401-8100