Many great educational summer youth programs are out there and when they are so readily available, youth need to take advantage of them. Among these is Medical Applications of Science for Health – an unwieldy name with the neat acronym of M*A*S*H. It is a two-week camp that exposes rising high-school juniors and seniors to heathcare-related jobs. We’re fortunate to have an M*A*S*H program located in Magnolia through the UAMS South campus, and the local camp makes full use of that facility and Magnolia Regional Medical Center. Also, many more South Arkansas students will be able to attend a M*A*S*H camp this summer with its expansion to Fordyce and Monticello, in addition to existing camps in Arkadelphia, Camden, Crossett, Dumas, El Dorado, Lake Village, Nashville, Texarkana and Warren. Everyone says South Arkansas needs more primary care physicians, specialists, nurses and medical technicians. They’re right. And the path toward getting more of them starts with sparking the interest of young people in medicine. M*A*S*H does this. If you know a high school student interested in medicine, tell them to ask their high school counselor about the program, or they can contact camp directors by telephone. The information is at the link before.