MASH

Medical Applications of Science and HealthAll camps have been cancelled for the 2020 summer. Thank you!

M*A*S*H, or Medical Applications of Science for Health, is a two-week summer camp that introduces high school students who are currently in the 10th , 11th and 12th grades to health careers. Students selected into the M*A*S*H program shadow five days in a variety of health care locations and learn medical terminology. The participants have hands-on activities to learn medical procedures such as heart dissection and suturing. The group takes some local field trips including a ropes course adventure at EACC. The group takes part in team building activities throughout the camp and learns about a variety of health careers and education levels needed for those different careers. We cover a lot of material in this two-week program.

This program is located on the UAMS East Regional Campus. Our address is 1393 Highway 242 South, Helena, AR 72342. We do not provide transportation or housing for this program. Students selected should make arrangements for their own transportation.

This is a FREE program for students, thanks to community donations and support from Arkansas Farm Bureau, UAMS Regional Campuses, and the Helena Regional Medical Center and the Helena Health Foundation.

Programs in the UAMS East Regional Campus area:
Helena-West Helena – UAMS East Coordinator – Janet Ligon
jbligon@uams.edu 870-714-3038

Crittenden County, West Memphis – Coordinator, Caitlin Howe or Janet Ligon
CCHowe@uams.edu 870-714-3038

Chicot & Desha Counties, Lake Village – Coordinator, Laura Potter
870-265-1285

Forrest City Camp – Coordinator, Holly Loewer
Holly.Loewer@afbic.com (870) 633-4112

Some of the activities include:MASH Students

  • Suturing
  • Casting
  • UAMS Field Trip
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid
  • EACC Ropes Course
  • Job Shadowing
  • & More!!!