Applications are available to high school students for the summer Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camps.


These two-week M*A*S*H camps will be offered at 35 medical facilities in Arkansas and are designed to expose high school juniors and seniors to healthcare-related careers, according to a news release.


“The M*A*S*H program gives students an inside look at various healthcare professions and is designed to spark students’ interest in the medical field,” said Jennifer Craig, director of leadership development for Arkansas Farm Bureau.


Many camps are held in rural medical centers and seek to attract area students, she said.


“The idea is that future medical students from a rural background are more likely to return to their roots, and rural communities across Arkansas have tremendous need for healthcare providers,” Craig said. “Students are often unaware of the wide variety of career opportunities available in healthcare, so M*A*S*H can be a game-changer for students at a time when they’re trying to figure out what career track they want to pursue.”


County Farm Bureau organizations and the M*A*S*H Partnership sponsor students so they may attend the camps free. The partnership includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Regional Centers, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas Farm Bureau and Delta Dental.


Applications are available through school guidance counselors or by contacting the M*A*S*H director in the student’s area. Director contact information and local camp information can be found at http://bit.ly/MASHinfo.


Details: Amber Marshall with UAMS, 501-686-6188, or Jennifer Craig of Arkansas Farm Bureau, 501-228-1269.