M.A.S.H. provides students with an opportunity to participate in lab exercises and class lectures to gain information about health career options. Courses include Introduction to the Health Care System (HESC 1003) and Client Care Interactions (HESC 1004) which are directed by the LSU Alexandria Allied Health Department.

The M.A.S.H.Program is designed for students with career goals and a commitment to their academic work as it is an intense college level class condensed into a 2-weekperiodheld each June.Students are expected to study, take tests and perform at their highest academic level. Students who successfully complete the program will earn college credit.

Upon satisfactory completion of M.A.S.H.,students earn3 hours of 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.). Those applying must meet these additional criteria in addition to the GPA, letter of recommendation, and official transcript. These include:

  • completed the 11thor 12thgrade,
  • previously participated in an AHEC program (A-HEC of aSummer, CI Healthcare, or Day with the Doctors), and
  • earned a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT.