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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,

“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!

Healthcare for Oatmeal Cookies?!

A recent story on the NPR radio show Here and Now chronicles the life of 67-year-old general surgeon, Dr. Tim Lepore.  He is a longtime community member and practicing physician on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts.  Nantucket is home to 10,000 full-time residents and plays host to many more part-time vacationers throughout the year.

Dr. Lepore is familiar with many of the challenges faced by physicians and other care providers in rural areas, from relative isolation to limited resources to hectic work schedules.  On the flip side, he exemplifies many of reasons so many doctors and other h…