Medical Applications of Science for Health camps will be held in 28 communities throughout Arkansas this summer, including Southeast Arkansas.

Medical Applications of Science for Health camps will be held in 28 communities throughout Arkansas this summer, including Southeast Arkansas.

The two-week M*A*S*H camps are designed to expose rising high-school juniors and seniors to health care-related vocations. Most of the camps are conducted at rural medical centers in hopes of attracting local students.

“This M*A*S*H program provides wonderful opportunities for hundreds of Arkansas students interested in medical careers,” said Jennifer Victory, rural health programs coordinator for Arkansas Farm Bureau. “It allows them to receive hands-on experience and gain knowledge that cannot be learned in the classroom. Many of these students are from rural areas, and M*A*S*H gives them a chance to see the careers available in their area, while encouraging them to eventually return to practice in those rural areas.”

Camp locations in Southeast Arkansas are:

June 3-14

• Dumas, Delta Memorial Hospital, Laura Potter, (870) 265-9377

• Lake Village, Chicot Memorial Hospital, Laura Potter, (870) 256-9377

• Pine Bluff, UAMS Southcentral, LaSonya Shelby, (870) 692-1020

• Stuttgart, Baptist Health-Stuttgart, Chrystal Purvis, (870) 674-6124

County Farm Bureau organizations and the Arkansas Medical Mentor Partnership sponsor students so they may attend the camps at no cost. The Partnership includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Regional Centers and Center for Diversity Affairs, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas Farm Bureau, Baptist Health and the Arkansas Health Department’s Office of Oral Health.

Details: Eva McKinney with UAMS, (501) 686-5079, or Jennifer Victory of Arkansas Farm Bureau, (501) 228-1269.