Students get hands-on learning of medical field at MASH Camp

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - School has not been out for a week yet, but local students are keeping their skills sharp while getting hands-on learning about the medical field.

On Tuesday, students from Utica, Rome, Herkimer, Waterville, New Hartford and all over the Mohawk Valley kicked off a two-day shadow program at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

It's called MASH Camp, which stands for Medical Academy of Science and Health.

The students got a look inside the hospital as well as got the opportunity to ask questions about what it is like to be a nurse. The mission is to let the students experience the field so they can decide if it is a career they may wish to pursue.

"This give them a chance to kind of enjoy the medical center and get an idea if they want to go into medicine," said Samantha Rouiller, Enrollment Manager Assistant. "It introduces them to the ER, the OR, helicopter ambulance, kind of get their feet wet when it comes to medicine."

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