UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Accepting Applications for Summer Health Careers Program

By Ben Boulden

The Rogers area program is hosted by Mercy Northwest on June 11-22, North Arkansas Regional Regional Center on June 11-22, and UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville on June 11-22.

There is no cost for students accepted to the program. The deadline for applications is March 16.

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.

Application requirements:

  • Must have been a high school sophomore or junior during the fall 2017 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. Field trips may require 7 a.m. arrival on some days.

Applications for the 2017 MASH Program may be picked up in a high school counselor’s office or at the UAMS Northwest Regional 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.

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