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Jonesboro, AR -- Gia Hill Reports

High School Students Receive Medical Training

June 20, 2006 -- 6:40 PM CDT

JONESBORO, AR -- Twenty high school students from Region 8 are continuing their education throughout a program at St. Bernards Area Health Education Center.

Dr. Dosha Cummins, program director, is glad to be a part of the Medical Applications Sciences for Health program (MASH).

"For the past week and a half, we have been conducting our yearly MASH program for our high school kids who are interested in the medical field," said Cummins.

The students attending the 2-week program are the best of the brightest, and Phillip Davis said he hasn't had a dull moment yet.

"I'm enjoying it," said Davis.  "I really am.  It's been a real experience, and I really get a lot of detail on different types of programs and fields," he added. 

Ashley Junger said that the medical field will definitely be her area of study when she goes to college.

"I'm definitely interested in the surgery aspect," she said.  "I'm not really interested in being a nurse.  It was kind of boring when I was down there."

Students were having fun as they gained hands-on experience and learned everything they could about the world of medicine.

"Also the things that aren't fun necessarily, are educational too, because we tell them it's part of everyday life not only in the health care field, but in day-to-day careers," said Cummins.

Davis said that he's now one step ahead in planning for his future.

"It's shown me a lot of different types of things," he said.  "I always thought that some things were very boring, but they turn out to be very interesting."

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