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M.A.S.H. Camp Connects Teens with Health Careers




Contact: John W. Turner, VP Public Relations, Liz Heath, Public Relations Specialist, Cayuga Medical Center (607) 274-4498,

M.A.S.H. Camp Connects Teens with Health Careers


It’s a twist on summer camp for kids interested in health care. M.A.S.H. Camp, or Medical Academy of Science and Health, is for 8th and 9th graders who spend two days in the real world of hospital health care. This summer, Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca will host M.A.S.H. Camp on July 20th and 21st.


Cayuga Medical Center is co-sponsoring M.A.S.H. Camp with the Central New York Area Health Education Center (CNYAHEC) and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Cayuga Medical Center is paying the fee for students, so there is no cost to the student. You can learn more about M.A.S.H. by visiting There is a link to the brochure in the right column of the homepage.


Cayuga Medical Center is pleased to welcome another great team of M.A.S.H. Camp students again this year. Helping to share information and mentor the next generation of health care professionals is so important for our society and a great privilege for us,” states Dr. Mackenzie, MD, President and CEO at Cayuga Medical Center.


Health careers that students are exposed to at M.A.S.H. Camp include nursing,  laboratory, radiology, dietary, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Students will be engaged in activities such as applying splints, using crutches, assisting in preparation and delivery of patient trays, taking x-rays, giving injections (to an orange!), immobilizing a simulated patient on a backboard, using wheelchairs, packaging medications, transferring patients, and more.


M.A.S.H. Camp is open to students entering 8th or 9th grade this September. Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Application packets are available online only. Go to  and click on the applications and forms tab, then M.A.S.H. Camp.



Cayuga Medical Center is a 204-bed, state-of-the art regional medical center and is affiliated with many prestigious health care organizations including Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York City, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY,  the Rochester Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY, and Mayo Medical Laboratories. For more information on services available at the medical center and its satellite campuses, please visit or call (607) 274-4498.


The Central New York Area Health Education Center is a local, non-profit health workforce development organization located in Cortland, New York whose mission is to promote improvements in the supply, training, development and distribution of health professionals in a 14 county area including Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. For more information about CNYAHEC, go to




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