Shelby Wallace attends MASH Camp

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Shelby Wallace, Manila, attends MASH Camp (photo provided)

Shelby Wallace of Manila attended a Medical Applications of Science for Health (MASH) camp June 6-17 at the Area Health Education Center-AHEC Northwest in Jonesboro.

The two-week summer medical enrichment experience is designed to give interested students a glimpse of what a health profession is really like. Students participated in a variety of medical-related activities including observing surgery; learning more about anatomy through dissection of animal organs; learning about reading x-rays; shadowing a doctor making rounds and many others.

The program hopes to encourage rural youth interested in medical fields to continue their education and then return to rural areas to work. Students were sponsored by the Arkansas MENTOR Medical Partnership and Mississippi County Farm Bureau.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of almost 220,000 Arkansas families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

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