MASH Program Exposes Students To Medical Professions
It's called MASH, but it has nothing to do with the iconic TV show of the same name.
In this case, MASH stands for Medical Academy for Science and Health.
It's a program giving north country students a chance to see the medical field first hand.
Students in grades 8 through 12 spent three days at Samaritan Medical Center alongside health professionals.
Those health professionals say wish they had a program like this when they were in school.
"Back years ago we just used to look in catalogs and made quick decision about what kind of health care we might want to go into," said medical technologist Yvette Garnsey.
"Here, they think they can get a better idea of, specifically, if it's something they may be interested in," she said.
"If they already want to be a nurse or a doctor, now they get to actually come and get hands-on experience to see if it's really what they want to do," said program director Sandy Hagen.
MASH programs were also held at Carthage Area Hospital, Lewis County General Hospital and River Hospital earlier this summer.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Watertown, NY
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