Ten junior and senior high-school students from Pope, Yell, Conway, Washington and Johnson counties attended a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp in June at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville.
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. They learn about pharmacy, therapy, CPR, anatomy, surgery and emergency medical response. 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 students are sponsored by their local 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.