M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health)
This two-week summer day camp is intended for students entering their junior or senior year of high school and provides opportunities to learn about various health careers, achieve CPR certification, tour the UAMS campus, and participate in fun hands-on experiences that demonstrate how science concepts apply to real world healthcare situations. Use our interactive map to find 2017 M*A*S*H Camp Locations and Contact Info, or use the map in the “Locate Your Recruiter” section above to contact the health careers recruiter in your region for an application.
CHAMPS (Community Health Applied in Medical Public Service)
This one-week summer day camp is intended for students entering grades 8, 9 and 10. CHAMPS provides hands-on experiences in health careers, healthy lifestyles, and community service through interaction with a variety of health professionals. Use the map in the “Locate Your Recruiter” section above to contact the health careers recruiter in your region for more information on CHAMPS programs close to you.
*To participate in M*A*S*H or CHAMPS, there are special requirements, including recommendations by a science teacher or school counselor, an application prepared by the student, and evaluation by the selection committee at each site.
NOTE: To be eligible for a M*A*S*H program, a student must have completed 2 semesters of Biology.
M*A*S*H and CHAMPS are especially intended for students from rural areas. For students enrolled in Pulaski County high schools who are interested in a similar program, please check out the UAMS HEALERS Program.
Check out the videos below for a closer look at each program.
A Day in the Life – These are one-day events that look into what a typical day might be like for different healthcare providers, like a nurse, a radiologic technologist, a physical therapist, and others. High school and college students are able to talk with and observe practicing professionals.
AIM – Advancement into Medicine (AIM) allows former M*A*S*H participants to continue preparing for their college and career goals through pre-professional clubs, mentoring relationships, and community service opportunities.
Pre-Professional Support for College Students – Our recruiters are available to serve as advisors to college students and pre-professional clubs (ie, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-dental) to provide guidance and support to connect students with the resources they need to succeed in their chosen career path. Workshops can help improve skills related to admissions interviews, applications, test taking, and personal statements. Other services include:
- Volunteer service opportunities
- MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) Exam preparation
- Mentoring/Shadowing opportunities
Interested Middle School and High School teachers or counselors are encouraged to contact the health careers recruiter in their region for ideas and resources, or to schedule one of the following:
- Club Scrub / Med Pro-Ed – School-based clubs (6th-12th grade) encourage exploration of health careers through regular meetings and activities.
- Hands-on Healthcare / Health Explorers – A variety of group lessons can expose students of ALL ages to fun and educational, hands-on activities to introduce health careers, while also helping to reinforce science and math concepts in the classroom.
- Group Presentations– Given onsite by our recruiters, age-appropriate presentations addressing any health career topic can be requested for clubs, special interest groups, or school classrooms. Length, format and subject matter can be tailored to the group’s needs.
For more information on opportunities, events, and resources available in your region, please consult the map in the “Locate Your Recruiter” section above and contact the recruiter closest to you. We look forward to hearing from you!