Medical Applications of Science for Health

M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camp is an excellent two week summer enrichment program that allows rising high school juniors and seniors to shadow health professionals and attend workshops that enhance their experience in the health care field.  Many of Arkansas’ brightest students have participated in MASH which provided the catalyst needed to spur them on toward a health profession.  UAMS West MASH students participate in dissections, CPR training, a UAMS tour, and daily job-shadowing allowing first-hand experience in a variety of health care environments.

This is a FREE program for students, thanks to community donations and support from the MASH partnership, which includes the Arkansas Farm Bureau, UAMS Regional Campuses, and Baptist Health among others.

Application Requirements:

  • Must be a current high school student (Fort Smith Programs- Applicant must be at least 16 at the time of the program)
  • Must have successfully completed Biology
  • Must have a 2.75 GPA or higher

Students who meet the above requirements are selected based on the following:

  • Recommendation Letters
  • Academic, Athletic or other Achievements and Awards
  • Extra-Curricular Activities, Leadership, and Service
  • Essay describing the student’s desire to attend this program and to pursue a health career

2020 MASH Dates

2020 MASH programs in the West Area (Please note, additional camps may be cancelled at a later date if concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic continue):

  • Mercy Fort Smith – Cancelled due to Covid-19
  • Baptist Fort Smith – Cancelled due to Covid-19
  • Mena Regional Medical Center – Cancelled due to Covid-19
  • Johnson Regional Medical Center Clarksville – Cancelled due to Covid-19
  • St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Russellville – June 15th – June 26th
  • Conway Regional Health Systems (One Week Camp) – July 27th-July 31st

Are you unable to participate in MASH this year? If so, check out our one-day programs listed under “A Day in the Life” for other opportunities.

If you are interested in adding a two week MASH program to your hospital or venue, please contact the UAMS West Regional Recruiter at the e-mail address below for information on hosting including available funding.

For more information about these programs contact

MASH Camps Across Arkansas

Here is a list of MASH Camps throughout Arkansas to help you find one in your area.