MENA, Ark. – Fifteen high-school students from Polk and Scott counties attended a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp June 17-28 at the Mena Regional Health System complex.
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, emergency medical response and much more. The program hopes to encourage rural youth interested in medical fields to continue their education and then return to rural areas to work.
The students who participated this year included: Corryn Holland of Mena, Jayden Quebedeaux of Mena, Kimberly Strasner of Mena, Halli Holland of Mena, Teagan Rose of Mena, Mallory Cline of Mena, Harlee Rodgers of Mena, Jaden Miller of Mena, Tiffany Gwin of Waldron, Erica Davis of Waldron, Lindsey McCullough of Waldron, Gaven Hooper of Mena, Blake Castor of Mena, Skyla Kim of Mena and Elizabeth Wisinger of Mena. The camp was directed by Pam Posey of the Mena Regional Health System.
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 Farm Bureau and Delta Dental.