Local Students Discover Healthcare Careers at CCC’s MASH Camp

Nearly two dozen local middle and high school students learned about healthcare careers during the Medical Academy of Science and Health (MASH) Camp at Clinton Community College. Held on Wednesday and Thursday, June 26-27, the event was in partnership with the Northern Area Health Education Center (NAHEC).

     2 students listening to a mannequin's heartbeat    student using a VR headset

MASH Camp is designed to make healthcare careers fun and accessible. Students explored a wide range of healthcare jobs, from entry-level to those requiring advanced degrees. While at Clinton Community College, students used the nursing labs and equipment.

                                 Students listenign to heartbeat              Student in Protective Gear

The camp was packed with unique activities. Students learned how to use personal protective equipment, read blood pressure, use microscopes, and perform first aid. They also tackled an exciting escape room challenge. At the end, everyone got to take home their very own stethoscope.

     Microsopy    students in protective gear

One of the camp highlights was a tour of the CVPH Medical Center, where students got a behind-the-scenes look at various healthcare roles. It was a fantastic opportunity to see what different healthcare professionals do on a daily basis.

                                 students practicing CPR               students learning from Nurse

Assemblyman Billy Jones visited the camp to talk about the vital need for healthcare workers in our community. He also toured Clinton’s nursing labs, showing his support for these kinds of educational programs.

Billy Jones Tour Nursing Lab

Students said the camp was engaging, hands-on, and informative. Clinton Community College and NAHEC were pleased, too, with how the camp turned out and are excited to see these students become the healthcare heroes of tomorrow.

  Student taking off protective gear    students - microscopy    student practicing CPR