UAMS Northwest Accepting Applications for Summer Health Careers Program

By Ben Boulden

During the MASH program, students will participate in hands-on activities including dissection, casting/suturing and earning certification in CPR. The students also will job shadow health professionals in family and internal medicine, nursing, pharmacology, laboratory sciences, physical/occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology, radiation therapy, kinesiology and ophthalmology.

There is no cost for students accepted to the program. The deadline for applications is April 15.

Application requirements:

  • Must have been a high school sophomore or junior during the fall 2015 semester
  • Have a 3.5 or higher grade point average
  • Provide recommendations from a high school health or science teacher and a high school counselor
  • Be able to attend the full two-week program, which meets from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday from July 11-22 — although depending on field trip schedules students must arrive at 7 a.m. on some days.

Applications for the 2016 MASH Program may be picked up in a high school counselor’s office or at the UAMS Northwest campus, 1125 N. College Ave., in Fayetteville. Online applications and more information about the program are available at or

For questions about the program, contact Ana Sanchez, UAMS Northwest pre-health professions recruiter, at (479) 684-5177 or

The MASH program has been made possible thanks to support from a partnership that includes Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas Farm Bureau, the Oral Health Department of the Arkansas Department of Health, the UAMS Rural Hospital Program and UAMS Regional Programs.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.