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Connecting Students in Arkansas with Rewarding Careers in Healthcare

Northeast Arkansas Students learn about Health Careers

Students from 20 school districts came together to learn about A Day in the Life of a Nurse. Through tours, presentations from medical professionals, interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, 39 students discovered the different fields of health care and how to become a nurse. This program is for Seniors in high school. If you are interested in learning more about the programs and support offered through UAMS Northeast, email Yalanda Merrell,

Former MASH student, Michael Hall, job shadows Dr. Suzanne Yee

Former MASH student, Michael Hall, has had the unique opportunity to job shadow one of Arkansas’ leading cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Suzanne Yee of Little Rock. Michael is from Marvell, Arkansas where he currently is a junior at Marvell Academy. Michael’s grandmother knew Dr. Yee and suggested that he contact her about job shadowing. He sent her a list of his achievements such as the MASH program, Innovative Readiness Training with the U.S. Military volunteer, and numerous past job shadowing experiences. Dr. Yee was thrilled to allow Michael to job shadow her on two different occasions. Throug…

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…