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Applications available for M*A*S*H camps

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Two-week summer camps expose students to medical careers

Applications are now available to high school students for the summer M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps. These camps will be located at 32 medical facilities throughout Arkansas. Two new host facilities have been added this year at Dewitt Hospital and Conway Regional Medical Center.

The two-week M*A*S*H camps are designed to expose rising high-school juniors and seniors to healthcare-related vocations.

“The M*A*S*H program gives students an inside look at various medical professions and is designed to spark students’ interest in the medical field,” said Jennifer Victory, Director of Rural Health for Arkansas Farm Bureau. “A large number of the camps are held at rural medical centers and attract local students with a rural background.”

“The idea is that future medical students from a rural background are more likely to return to their roots,” said Victory.

Applications are available through school guidance counselors, by contacting the M*A*S*H director in your area or by visiting

M*A*S*H camp locations and dates are as follows:

Arkadelphia                       June 12-23

Batesville                          June 5-15

Blytheville                         June 12-23

Camden                            June 19-30

Clinton                              June 5-16

Conway                            July 10-14

Crossett                            June 5-16

DeWitt                              June 12-23

Dumas                              June 5-16

El Dorado                         July 10-21

Fayetteville                       June 19-29

Fordyce                            June 6-16

Forrest City                       June 12-23

Ft. Smith                           June 5-16

Ft. Smith                           June 19-30

Harrison                            June 12-23

Heber Springs                   June 12-23

Helena                              June 12-23

Jonesboro                         June 5-16

Lake Village                      June 5-16

Magnolia                           June 5-16

Mena                                June 19-30

Mountain Home                 July 10-20

Mountain View                  June 12-23

Nashville                           June 19-30

Paragould                         June 5-16

Pine Bluff                          June 12-23

Pocahontas                       June 5-15

Rogers                             June 12-23

Russellville                        June 12-23

Texarkana                        June 5-16

Warren                             July 10-21

County Farm Bureau organizations and the M*A*S*H Partnership sponsor students so they may attend the camps at no cost. The partnership includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Regional Centers, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas Farm Bureau and Baptist Health. More information on the M*A*S*H program can be obtained by contacting Amber Marshall with UAMS, 501-686-6188, or Victory of Arkansas Farm Bureau, 501-228-1269.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.