Are you interested in being a part of the 2013 MASH program in Jonesboro? You must be a 10th or 11th grade student in the Northeast region and have a 2.5 GPA or better to apply. For details email Yalanda Young Merrell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Print out an application from the link provided and send it in by March 14, 2013.
Students from all over Northeast Arkansas came together for 2 weeks and experienced life as a medical professional. So what is M.A.S.H.? It's an acronym for Medical Applications of Science for Health, but the following activities describe it best: heart dissection and suturring, learning about orthopedics and casting, UAMS tour and hands-on heart attack experience, Arkansas State University tour of Nursing, Pre-Med, and other Health programs, DaVinici surgery, shadowing for 5 days, drugs and alcohol abuse education, texting and driving dangers, and much, much more!
At AHEC Northeast, we accept 20 students into our competitive and exceptional program. These students have stellar resumes, touting community service, high GPA's, participation in extra-curricular activities, and excellent recommendations. Our students not only gain an insight on the careers they are interested in, but they build friendships, make connections, and truly see what the world of health care is all about.
Each day after shadowing, students will share with each other the experiences from the day. In those moments, you see the true effect this program has on each person. The compassion shows as they tell of the elderly man in CCU who coded and had to be brought back to life. Or even when they talk about the funny conversation they had with a family member of a patient at the hospital. M.A.S.H. isn't about the number of students in a program or how many activities they did in a day... it's the impact from that one person or activity that made them realize, "I want a future in healthcare".
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