M.A.S.H. is a FREE summer program offering high school students an opportunity to experience different health careers through participation in hands on activities and class lectures at LSU Alexandria. Courses include Introduction to the Health Care System (HESC 1003) and Client Care Interactions (HESC 1004) which are directed by the LSU Alexandria Allied Health Department. Students will learn about various health care professions and the team approach using all learned high school sciences in different settings like laboratories, crime scenes, emergency room scenarios, malpractice trials, and more.
The M.A.S.H. Program is designed for students with career goals and a commitment to their academic work as it is an intense college level class condensed into a 2-week period held in June for 10 days (M-F, approximately 8:00am-12:30pm – time may vary depending on total credit hours earned.). Students are expected to study, take tests and perform at their highest academic level.
Upon satisfactory completion of M.A.S.H., students earn 3 hours of college credit. Students are required to commute to class throughout the duration of the program. Those applying must meet additional criteria in addition to the GPA, letter of recommendation, personal essay explaining why you should be selected to participate and what you hope to gain (250 – 500 WORDS – TYPED), and official transcript. These include:
- completed the 11th or 12th grade,
- previously participated in an AHEC program (A-HEC of a Summer, CI Healthcare, Day with the Doctors, or Dash into Dentistry), and
- earned a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT.
Deadline to apply is March 1st.
To apply, click HERE.