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Applications available for M*A*S*H camps

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

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the M*A*S*H program in Arkansas. During those 30 years, close to 9,000 students have participated in the program.

“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 www.arkansashealthcareers.com/summer-camps/.

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

Arkadelphia

June 4-15

Batesville

June 4-15

Blytheville

June 18-29

Clinton

June 18-29

Conway

July 23-Aug. 3

Crossett

June 8-29

DeWitt

June 11-22

Dumas

June 11-22

El Dorado

July 10-20

Fayetteville

June 11-22

Fordyce

June 11-22

Forrest City

To be determined

Ft. Smith Mercy

June 4-15

Ft. Smith Sparks

June 25- July 6

Harrison

June 11-22

Heber Springs

June 18-29

Helena

June 11-22

Jonesboro

June 4-15

Lake Village

June 4-15

Magnolia

June 4-15

Malvern

June 11-22

Mena

June 18-29

Monticello

July 16-27

Mountain Home

June 11-22

Mountain View

June 11-22

Nashville

June 18-29

Paragould

June 4-15

Pine Bluff

June 11-22

Pocahontas

June 18-28

Rogers

June 11-22

Russellville

June 4-15

Texarkana

June 11-22

Warren

To be determined

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.

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