Applications being accepted for summer 2019 “MASH” Camp

WATERTOWN, NY – The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO), in collaboration with the Workforce Development Institute, is now accepting applications for its Medical Academy of Sciences and Health (MASH) Camp.

MASH Camp is a unique opportunity for students entering grades 8-12 to experience and explore the healthcare field in an interactive way. By participating in hands-on activities that highlight various career opportunities, students will learn
about the educational requirements, skills, typical job duties and personal qualities of specific healthcare professionals.

Additionally, involvement in MASH Camp increases student awareness and understanding of the hospital setting and provides students the opportunity to network with healthcare professionals in their community to build long-term
mentoring relationships.

Each 3-day session (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) will help answer questions and provide students with a path to explore their career options in depth. Regardless of hospital placement, each day will be different and provide interesting, thought-
provoking exercises and real-life experiences.

The 2-day session at SUNY Jefferson is a lab-based camp that explores Life Sciences through fun and engaging experiments. Students will learn proper lab technique while conducting experiments and activities in microbiology,
human anatomy and physiology, blood typing and DNA analysis.

Samaritan Medical Center: July 16-18
Lewis County General Hospital: July 23-25
Carthage Area Hospital: July 30-August 1 (8 am – 2pm)

SUNY Jefferson: August 6 & 7
River Hospital: August 5-7
Gouverneur Hospital: August 13-15

Applications can be found at Space is limited, so please apply by May 10, 2019. For more information, contact FDRHPO’s Workforce Outreach Coordinator at or 315-755-2020, ext. 33.

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About the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization
The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) works to strengthen the system for health for the integrated Fort Drum
and civilian community through analysis, identification of needs and leveraging of resources to fill gaps through innovation and
collaboration. For more about FDRHPO, visit