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Connecting Students in Arkansas with Rewarding Careers in Healthcare

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!

MASH 2012 at AHEC NW

M*A*S*H 2012 was a success. It took place on July 9th- 20th. Twenty (20) students form 10 different school districts from Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington Counties were selected to participate in the program.  the students dissected cows’ hearts, sutrured pigs feets, shadowed health care professional at Washington Regional Hospital, North Hills Surgery Center, Free Clinic in Fayetteville and the Community Clinic in Springdale.  Several health care professionals came to talk to the students about their careers and what they  do on a daily basis.  Field trips to the Count…