M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps will be held in communities throughout Arkansas this summer

M*A*S*H* camps set for area communities

LITTLE ROCK — M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps will be

held in communities throughout Arkansas this summer. A location change for UAMS

South to Magnolia will allow the regional center to host camps at four facilities this year.

These include Camden, El Dorado, Magnolia and Warren.

The two-week M*A*S*H camps are designed to expose rising high-school juniors and

seniors to health care-related vocations. Most of the camps are conducted at rural

medical centers in hopes of attracting local students.

“This M*A*S*H program provides wonderful opportunities for hundreds of Arkansas

students interested in medical careers,” said Jennifer Victory, rural health specialist for

Arkansas Farm Bureau. “ It allows them to receive hands-on experience and gain

knowledge that cannot be learned in the classroom. Many of these students are from

rural areas, and M*A*S*H gives them a chance to see the careers available in health

care, while encouraging them to eventually return to practice in those rural areas.”

The complete list of camp locations, with directors, is listed below:

June 9-20

 Heber Springs, Baptist Health Medical Center-HS, Tamara Wright

 Newport, Harris Hospital, Margaret Goodman

 Salem, Fulton County Hospital, John Sontag

 Searcy, White County Medical Center, Carolyn Nunnally

June 16-27

 Clinton, Ozark Health Medical Center, Becky Bradley

 Harrison, North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Koby Lee

 Mountain View, Stone County Medical Center, Heather McClanahan

 Russellville, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Carrie Pelfrey

July 7-18

 Batesville, White River Medical Center, Sai Kode


County Farm Bureau organizations and the Arkansas Medical Mentor 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, Baptist Health and the Arkansas Health