Conway Regional Health System is accepting applications from Faulkner County students who will be entering the 11th or 12th grade and are interested in exploring careers in health care for a one-week, Community Health Applied Medical Service (CHAMPS) program. The Conway CHAMPS program, which is one-week version of the UAMS’s MASH program, will be held July 10-14 on the Conway Regional campus.
During the CHAMPS program, students will participate in hands-on activities including dissection, casting/suturing and earning certification in CPR. Students will also job shadow health professionals in family and internal medicine, nursing, pharmacology, laboratory sciences, physical/occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology, radiation therapy, kinesiology and ophthalmology.
The deadline for applications is April 15.
There is no cost for students accepted into the program, but it is limited to 10 students determined competitively based on the following criteria.
- Must have been a high school sophomore or junior during the fall 2016 semester
- Have a 3.5 or higher grade point average
- Supply written recommendations from a high school health or science teacher and a high school counselor
- Be able to attend the full one-week program, which will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday from July 10-14 — although depending on field trip schedules, students may need to arrive at 7 a.m. on some days.
For questions about the program, contact CHAMPS director Lori Reynolds, RN, at (501) 513-5800 or via email at email@example.com