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High school students expand medical knowledge in hospital program

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A group of Region 8 students use part of their summer break to prepare for their future.

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould is hosted the Medical Application of Science for Health, or "MASH".

This program allows students to get hands on experience in a variety of different areas found in the medical field.

15 students from several schools in Region 8 are participating in the program.

Shannon Gomer is the Director of Education at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and she says the program always shows success.

"It lets them know that this is actually something that they want to pursue.  That they can kind of see firsthand, get hands on experience and actually see it in action.  And let them kind of weed out, know for sure that this is what they want to do", says Gomer.

The two-week program includes heart dissections, suturing and labs.

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