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Oswego Hospital to Hold Summertime MASH Camp

OSWEGO, NY – Area students can learn more about careers in the health care field at Oswego Hospital’s MASH Camp (Medical Academy of Science and Health) to be held July 31 and August 1.

The camp is open to students entering the eighth or ninth grade in the fall.

During Oswego Hospital’s two-day MASH Camp last year, the Oswego Hospital’s pharmacy staff gave students a lesson on the different types of medicine and how they are made. As part of that lesson, the students counted and mashed candies to simulate how prescriptions are filled. Pictured from left are Rick Yurkon of Oswego, Morgan Engle of Oswego and Justin Gardner of Mexico; in the foreground.
During Oswego Hospital’s two-day MASH Camp last year, the Oswego Hospital’s pharmacy staff gave students a lesson on the different types of medicine and how they are made. As part of that lesson, the students counted and mashed candies to simulate how prescriptions are filled. Pictured from left are Rick Yurkon of Oswego, Morgan Engle of Oswego and Justin Gardner of Mexico; in the foreground.

During the camp, students will learn about a variety of healthcare professions, as well as the education, skills and duties these positions require. The students will then participate in interactive hands-on activities that highlight those skills, equipment, technology, and resources used by medical professionals each day.

MASH Camp will be held from 8:30 to 4 p.m. both days.

Space is limited to 20 and there is an application review process. Applications are available online at www.cnyahec.org

The deadline for applying is May 3.

Students who participate in the camp will pay a small fee to cover the cost of hospital scrubs and other camp supplies. Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the registration fee.

The camp is coordinated by the Central New York Area Health Education Center. CNYAHEC is a non-profit health workforce development organization located in Cortland that serves 14 counties in central New York including Oswego County.

Program sponsors include Oswego Health, CNYAHEC and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.