Radiology makes an impression as teens get a taste of healthcare work

Radiology is one of the fields on offer to teenagers thinking about medical careers and participating in an introductory program now in its 10th year in Upstate New York.

The program is called MASH, for Medical Academy of Science and Health, and it opens some key hospital zones in 210-bed Samaritan Medical Center to students in grades 8 through 12, according to an article in the Watertown Daily Times.

“I don’t think radiology is what I’m interested in doing, but looking into a person’s brain like that was really interesting,” soon-to-be 11th-grader Jessica Bourcy tells the newspaper.

“The camps have been such a benefit to (health care employment) around here,” says radiology technologist Bill Cain, who has taught at every MASH camp so far.

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