M.A.S.H. camps let students learn about medical jobs

Students entering eighth and ninth grade this fall will have the opportunity to spend two days in the world of hospital health care this summer at the Medical Academy of Science and Health Camps.

They are: July 10 and 11 at Oneida Healthcare for $35 per student.

Aug. 1-3 in Rome Memorial Hospital with a registration cost of $30; and

June 26-27 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica for a $25 fee.

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

The Central New York Area Health Education Center will offer scholarships to students who need assistance with the registration fee. Space is limited to 20 students at M.A.S.H. Camp, and applications will be determined by a selection process.

The Oneida deadline for applying is Friday, May 4. Students can access the online application by visiting the CNYAHEC website at www.cnyahec.org.