June 26, 2013
Twenty students that will be entering 8th and 9th grade this fall had an opportunity to spend two days in the world of hospital healthcare this summer. M.A.S.H. Camp was held on June 25th and June 26th at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
M.A.S.H. stands for Medical Academy of Science and Health. This two-day camp is sponsored by St. Elizabeth Medical Center, the Central New York Area Health Education Center (CNYAHEC) 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 were highlighted during M.A.S.H. Camp through fun, hands-on workshops for students, including lots of attention from dedicated health professionals. All campers received hospital scrubs to wear each day at camp, breakfast and lunch, a tee shirt, and education materials.