Ten junior and senior high school students from Ashley County attended a Medical Application of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett June 17-28.
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 more. 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 Farm Bureau and Delta Dental.
Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.