Mena Regional Health System recently hosted M*A*S*H (Medical Applications for Science and Health) Camp, a two week opportunity for rising jun- ior and senior high school students to shadow medical professionals in order to
provide extensive hands-on experiences in numerous areas of the health care field. They learn about pharmacy, therapy, CPR, anatomy, surgery, emergency medical response and much more. The program hopes to en- courage rural youth interested in medical fields to continue their education and then return to rural areas to work. Fifteen local students participated in this year’s program. An awards presentation and reception was held last Friday to honor the students that completed the camp. The annual program is co-sponsored by Farm Bureau and the Mena Regional Support Foundation.
Participating students included for the 2019 M*A*S*H program include: Corryn Holland, Gaven Hooper, Lindsey McCullough, Jayden (LuLu) Quebedeaux, Halli Holland, Blake Castor, Erica Davis, Kimberly Strasner, Mallory Cline, Skyla Kim, Tiffany Gwin, Teagan Rose, Jaden Miller, Elizabeth Wisinger and Harlee Rodgers.
M*A*S*H students are sponsored by their local county Farm Bureaus and the M*A*S*H Partnership, which includes the Univer- sity of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Regional Centers, Arkansas Farm Bureau and Delta Dental.