MASH Program at ACMC
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The MASH Program (Medical Application of Science for Health) will be held on June 8-19, 2020 at Ashley County Medical Center. MASH is a program for high school students in rural South Arkansas Communities that provides hands-on experiences in health careers, health education, and community service. During the two-week program, students work with local private medically related offices and businesses and with various departments in the hospital itself by rotating through different activities each day and shadowing various health care providers. Students in the program will be certified in CPR and Basic First Aid, make a First Aid Kit for personal use, participate in a community service project, and learn the importance of healthy lifestyle habits.
The course will begin each morning at ACMC at 8:30 a.m. and end around 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be served each day of the program, and a graduation luncheon honoring the students will be held Friday with parents invited on the last day.
This program is offered at no charge to any 10 to 12 junior high students (Students from Crossett, Hamburg, and Trinity of current 11th and 12th graders) interested in health-related careers. Students must have had Biology to participate in MASH. The selection criteria are based on the student’s scholastic ability as reported by transcripts, recommendations of counselor, science or health teachers and the application prepared by the student.
You (Counselor) should submit the following items on each student to be considered for the MASH program:
- MASH School Recommendation Forms – enclosed
- MASH Student Application Forms – Enclosed
- MASH Student Information form - Enclosed
- MASH Parental/Guardian Consent to participate – Enclosed
- MASH Photography Release Agreement
- Student’s Scholastic Transcript – you provide
All information should be returned by April 24, 2020. Please send to the attention of Shirley White or Shawna Hawkins, Ashley County Medical Center, P.O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635. If you need additional information, please feel free to call me at (870) 364-1272. Additional applications can be found at www.acmconline.org.