Saint Mary’s MASH (Medical Applications of Science for Health) is a two-week summer enrichment program for high school sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing a medical career. The 2017 program will run Monday through Friday, and is slated for June 12-23 at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
During the two weeks, students will:
- receive CPR training and certification
- maneuver through the heart while a surgeon directs their dissection and suturing
- apply casts to one another after learning about orthopedics
- tour Lab areas and the Emergency Department at local medical facilities
- shadow five medical professionals
- receive education about personal choices such as nutrition, alcohol and drug abuse, organ donation, and more
- tour UAMS campus in Little Rock
- and much more!
To apply, students must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0. They also need to have completed high school-level biology, and can commit to attending the full two weeks. Ten students are chosen; criteria for selection is based on academics, community involvement, teacher recommendations, personal essay, and work ethic.
Completed applications are due no later than Friday, April 21, 2017, and can be submitted by e-mail, mail, or in person.
The camp is provided FREE to these students, thanks to the support of the MASH Partnership, as well as partnerships with area healthcare organizations and local vendors.