Mena Regional Health System recently hosted M*A*S*H (Medical Applications for Science and Health) Camp, a two week opportunity for rising junior and senior high school students to shadow medical professionals in order to provide extensive hands-on experiences in numerous areas of the health care field. They learned 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. Fifteen local students participated in this year’s program.
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.