Twenty-three area junior and senior high school students are attending a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp through Friday, June 22, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
The camp began June 11 for the students from schools in Jefferson, Grant, Saline, Cleveland, Lincoln and Arkansas counties, according to a news release.
The students and schools are Nicholas Brock, White Hall High School; Kya Carroll, Benton High School; Osaze Cole, Ridgway Christian School; Aaliyah Danner, Sheridan High School; Dutton Day, White Hall; Hailee Glasscok, Rison High School; Ashlyn Grandy, White Hall; Maggie Gavin, Woodlawn High School;
Sydney Keaton, Rison; Jaryah Martin, Pine Bluff High School; Ruth Poplin, Woodlawn High School; Jasmin Preston, Watson Chapel High School; Jillian Rauls, Star City High School; Shelby Robinson, White Hall;
Anna Roberts, Rison; Nikita Rohila, Stuttgart High School; Ashley Roshell, Rison; Elizabeth Smith, Sheridan; Kaleigh Thomas, Bryant High School; Kiara West, Ridgway; Ethan White, Pine Bluff; Sheranda White, Sheridan; and Madison York, White Hall.
“The two-week summer medical enrichment experience allows high school students to shadow health professionals and attend workshops that enhance their experiences in the health-care field,” according to the release. “They learn about pharmacy, therapy, CPR, anatomy, surgery, emergency medical response and much more. The program hopes to encourage rural youth interested in medical fields to continue their education and then return to rural areas to work.”
M*A*S*H sponsors are county Farm Bureaus and the M*A*S*H Partnership, which includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Regional Centers, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas Farm Bureau and Baptist Health.
Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization.