Two-week summer camps expose students to medical careers

Applications are now available to high school students for the summer M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps. These camps will be located at 32 medical facilities throughout Arkansas. Two new host facilities have been added this year at Dewitt Hospital and Conway Regional Medical Center.

The two-week M*A*S*H camps are designed to expose rising high-school juniors and seniors to healthcare-related vocations.

“The M*A*S*H program gives students an inside look at various medical professions and is designed to spark students’ interest in the medical field,” said Jennifer Victory, Director of Rural Health for Arkansas Farm Bureau. “A large number of the camps are held at rural medical centers and attract local students with a rural background.”

“The idea is that future medical students from a rural background are more likely to return to their roots,” said Victory.

Applications are available through school guidance counselors, by contacting the M*A*S*H director in your area or by visiting

M*A*S*H camp locations and dates are as follows:

Arkadelphia June 12-23

Batesville June 5-15

Blytheville June 12-23

Camden June 19-30

Clinton June 5-16

Conway July 10-14

Crossett June 5-16

DeWitt June 12-23

Dumas June 5-16

El Dorado July 10-21

Fayetteville June 19-29

Fordyce June 6-16

Forrest City June 12-23

Ft. Smith June 5-16

Ft. Smith June 19-30

Harrison June 12-23

Heber Springs June 12-23

Helena June 12-23

Jonesboro June 5-16

Lake Village June 5-16

Magnolia June 5-16

Mena June 19-30

Mountain Home July 10-20

Mountain View June 12-23

Nashville June 19-30

Paragould June 5-16

Pine Bluff June 12-23

Pocahontas June 5-15

Rogers June 12-23

Russellville June 12-23

Texarkana June 5-16

Warren July 10-21

County Farm Bureau organizations and the M*A*S*H 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, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas Farm Bureau and Baptist Health. More information on the M*A*S*H program can be obtained by contacting Amber Marshall with UAMS, 501-686-6188, or Victory of Arkansas Farm Bureau, 501-228-1269.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

Provided By Arkansas Farm Bureau