Students get hands-on experience through M*A*S*H

The students get to shadow doctors at several different offices and clinics. (Source: KAIT)
The students get to shadow doctors at several different offices and clinics. (Source: KAIT)
Chutavion Walker will be a senior next year at Jonesboro High School. (Source: KAIT)
Chutavion Walker will be a senior next year at Jonesboro High School. (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students from 11 local schools are learning about the medical field over the next two weeks through the Medical Application of Science for Health, or M*A*S*H, program through UAMS Northeast.

Students got to job shadow doctors for the first time on Thursday.

Chutavion Walker will be a senior at Jonesboro High School next year.

On Thursday, he was seeing patients with a doctor in the UAMS Express Care Clinic.

He said taking a medical class in high school and touring the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State recently got him interested in medical professions.

"It's a great program," Walker said about MASH. "I encourage anyone who is wanting to be in the medical field to get this experience to give them more insight on different aspects of the medical field."

Students will be shadowing at about 15 medical offices around Jonesboro over the next week.

Those include different medical specialties that the students are interested in, including optometry or veterinary.

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