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Local students selected to attend Medical Applications of Science and Health camp

Posted: June 17, 2014 - 7:42am
Jake Harris and Sarah Hallett present the M*A*S*H sign.
Jake Harris and Sarah Hallett present the M*A*S*H sign.

Two junior and senior high school students from Faulkner County are attending a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp June 9-20 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Heber Springs.

They are Jake Harris of Mount Vernon and Sarah Hallett of Quitman.

The two-week summer medical enrichment experience is designed to give interested students a glimpse of what a health profession is really like. Students participated in a variety of medical-related activities including observing surgery; learning more about anatomy through dissection of animal organs; learning about reading x-rays; shadowing a doctor making rounds; an automobile crash simulation and many others. The program hopes to encourage rural youth interested in medical fields to continue their education and then return to rural areas to work.

Students were sponsored by the Arkansas MENTOR Medical Partnership and Faulkner County Farm Bureau. The Partnership includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Area Health Education Centers and Rural Hospital Program, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas Farm Bureau, Baptist Health and the Arkansas Health Department’s Office of Oral Health. Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

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Good program

promoting the medical services which are sometimes sparse in rural areas like much of Arkansas.

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ucantbserious 06/17/14 - 08:33 am
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Congratulations!

Job well done to these youngsters! I hope the time spent in the program is very beneficial to them.

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