AHEC of a Summer:

The A-HEC of a Summer program is an exciting opportunity for ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students with at least a 2.0 GPA who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career. These students are given a chance to explore different career opportunities in medicine by volunteering at local hospitals. During the fifteen-day period in June, the students rotate through various hospital departments and job shadow practicing healthcare professionals. They are able to obtain first hand knowledge about a variety of healthcare fields, learn about health issues and patient care, gain CPR certification and practice taking vital signs, attend interactive workshops, and participate in field trips. The program is a state accredited elective course, and students earn ½ unit of high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

To apply, return the following:

  • Completed application by March 1, 2018.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or principal
  • Personal essay on what health career you are interested in (250 words or less TYPED)
  • Current transcript

M*A*S*H 2018:

M.A.S.H. is a summer program held on the campus of Louisiana State University at Alexandria
that offers high school students interested in health careers an opportunity to learn how the basic
sciences taught in high school relate to medical theories, diagnosis, careers and treatments. Students participate in lab exercises and class lectures. Students gain information about health career options. Upon satisfactory completion of MASH, students earn college credit. The MASH Program is designed for students with career goals and a commitment to their academic work.

The M.A.S.H. program at Louisiana State University at Alexandria is an intense college level class
condensed into a summer program that allows students to complete Introduction to the Health
Care System course (HESC 1003) and client care interactions (HESC 1004) directed by the LSU Alexandria Allied Health, Nursing, and Science Departments. Students are expected to study, take tests and perform at their highest academic level. Students who successfully complete the program will earn college credit. Students are required to commute to class throughout the duration of the program in June from approximately 8:00am-12:30pm (Time may vary depending on total credit hours earned). MASH students enjoy interacting with faculty, staff, and students, as well as utilizing campus services like the computer labs, library, and book store.

Completed application by March 1, 2018