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M*A*S*H Camp Applications Available

LITTLE ROCK — Applications are now available to high school students for the summer M*A*S*H camps. These camps will be located at 34 medical facilities throughout Arkansas. Two new host facilities have been added this year: DeQueen Medical Center and Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. 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, rural health specialist 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 or by contacting the M*A*S*H director in your area or visiting
Mena’s M*A*S*H Camp will be held at Mena Regional Health System. To find out more, contact Pam Posey at (479) 243-2135.
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.


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