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M.A.S.H Camp helps students explore health care careers

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- WIVB - Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Catholic Health put on a Medical Academy of Science and Health Camp for Akron High School students, Monday. Catholic Health Program Outreach Coordinator, Nancy Preskop says they've been holding M.A.S.H Camp for the past ten years. 

"So we bring them into the hospital and show them the different areas," she said. "They get to ask questions, see stuff and it helps them pick their right career choice." 

Akron High School Student,Nathan Chubb came to camp because he would love to be a doctor one day. He says, "I feel like many people, they don't know what goes on and happens in the field. So this will give us all a better understanding as to what the possibilites are." 

The students began their tour in the lab department, learning more about blood.  They then moved on to more hands on demonstrations. 

Those involved say it's a creative way to get a feel for the health care industry. 

Preskop says the question she most typically is asked by students is, 'How much money will I make?"  She tells them it's not about the money. "Find your passion," she said.  "I found mine helping you kids."

 


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