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UAMS Northeast expands MASH program to new areas

The MASH program at UAMS Northeast in Jonesboro has been going strong for 24 years now. Each summer, 20 students embark on a 2-week, life changing adventure. Coordinator, Yalanda Young Merrell says, “We aren’t just investing in these students, we are investing in our future. We are preparing them for their role as a health care provider which includes knowledge and motivation.” And that knowledge and motivation was offered in two new areas in Northeast Arkansas, Blytheville and Newport.

“We’ve had a desire to expand our program to some other rural and u…

“Destined 2B Docs” at the Kids on the Mile Event

We had a great day talking to kids and their parents about health careers, dressing up like doctors, and making healthy trail mix at the St. Bernards “Kids on the Mile” event.  For more information about the “Kids on the Mile” event, check out this website.

Also, look below to check out all of our future doctors!

Hands on Healthcare is a Hit in NE Arkansas!

With a rising shortage of doctors and nurses in Northeast Arkansas, how do you get students interested in joining the health care field and filling the gap? Hands on Healthcare is a workshop designed to do just that. At UAMS AHEC Northeast, students take part in a day filled with unique learning opportunities, speakers, and of course hands-on experience.

During this paticular program, students were given a presentation about careers in the healthcare field and what education and personality is needed for that job. To help the students develop customer service in healthcare, they were pa…