UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Accepting Applications for Spring and Summer Health Careers Program

By Lee Hogan

UAMS Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville will host a CHAMPS program during spring break, March 19-23, 2018, and a second session June 4-8, 2018.

During the CHAMPS program, students will participate in hands-on activities including dissection, casting/suturing, CPR training and more. Students visit with health professionals in family and internal medicine, nursing, pharmacology, laboratory sciences, physical/occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology, radiation therapy, kinesiology, and ophthalmology to learn more about these professions. Additionally, students will visit Northwest Arkansas Community College, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and John Brown University to learn about college entrance requirements, support programs and the various pathways to a medical education and a health care career.

There is no cost for students accepted to the program. The deadline for applications is Feb. 16, 2018, for the spring break program and May 11, 2018, for the summer program.

Applications for the 2018 CHAMPS programs may be picked up in a junior or senior 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 http://regionalprograms.uams.edu/regional-centers/uams-northwest/recruitment/c-h-a-m-p-s or www.arkansashealthcareers.com.

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

The CHAMPS 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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