Northark offers medical summer program for high-schoolers

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HARRISON -- North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, in conjunction with local businesses, UAMS Rural Hospital Program, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Oral Health Department of the Arkansas Department of Health, is offering a two-week summer intensive program for students entering grades 11 and 12 who are interested in a wide range of health care careers.

The Medical Application for Science in Health (M*A*S*H) Program will be held June 16 through 27.

M*A*S*H activities include basic life support/CPR certification, dissection, casting, and suturing activities, overview of careers associated with medicine and health-related professionals, team building and leadership development. M*A*S*H participants also do shadowing rotations with medical professionals from the following fields: family medicine, nursing, pharmacology, dentistry, veterinary medicine, laboratory medicine, physical/occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology, radiation therapy, kinesiology and ophthalmology.

Application requirements: you must be a high school junior or senior in the fall of 2014, must complete the M*A*S*H application process, commitment to attend the full two-week program, provide recommendations from a high school health or science teacher and high school counselor, official high school transcript with at least one semester of biology and 3.0 or greater GPA, and complete a face-to-face interview with the program director.

Applications for the 2014 M*A*S*H Program may be picked up from your high school counselor's office or from the Office of Employee Education and Training at NARMC, 620 North Main St. in Harrison. Downloadable applications are also available at

If you have any questions, please call 870-414-4098, or email The application deadline is April 1.

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