Students Experience ‘Real-World’ Medicine

MASH Camp1Mash Camp2(Oneida, NY – May 2013) Students entering eighth and ninth grade this fall will have the opportunity to spend two days in the world of hospital healthcare this summer. M.A.S.H. Camp will be held July 9 and 10 at Oneida Healthcare.

M.A.S.H. stands for Medical Academy of Science and Health. This two-day camp is sponsored by Oneida Healthcare, the Central New York Area Health Education Center and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The three organizations have partnered on this initiative to address the mutual goal of alleviating the shortage of health professionals by encouraging young people to explore health careers.

A variety of careers will be highlighted during M.A.S.H. Camp through fun, hands-on workshops for students, including lots of attention from dedicated health professionals. All campers will receive hospital scrubs to wear each day at camp, breakfast and lunch, a tee shirt and education materials.

Scholarships are available to cover the camp fee of $35 per student.

Space is limited to 20 students at M.A.S.H. Camp, and applications will be determined by a selection process. The deadline for applying is Friday, May 3.

Students can access the online application by visiting the CNYAHEC website at www.cnyahec.org.

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