Teen Programs 2018-01-05T15:06:38+00:00

Take a look at the HEALERS program!

HEALERS Program

Healers Group Shot

In 2013, the HEALERS program started at UAMS.  HEALERS (Health Education Active Learning Experience for Regional Scholars) is a hands-on, interactive program open to high school students in Pulaski County, who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall of 2018.

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 HEALERS program will be held during the dates of Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 22, 2018; attendance will be mandatory each day, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

  • Deadline for Application: Friday, March 16th, 2018
  • If selected for interview, you will be notified by: Friday, March 30th, 2018
  • Interviews will be held: Monday – Wednesday April 9th to 11th, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance for the program due by: Friday April 13th, 2018

This program allows students to:

  • Learn and ask questions about a variety of medical careers directly from a professional in that field.
  • Learn how to administer first aid to accident victims to include bandaging, control of bleeding, splinting and spinal immobilization.
  • Learn how to administer Basic Life Support (CPR).
  • Demonstrate a better understanding of medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate an increased awareness of teenage health-related issues, enabling each individual to make better informed decisions based on scientific data.
  • To gain experience in a clinical setting through active volunteering.

HEALER Application

For more information, contact Jennifer Huie at (501) 686-5657 or jlhuie@uams.edu.

The program’s tremendous success prompted our graduates to say this about the program:

Hannah Malone - “Being a part of the HEALERS program was an an amazing, eye-opening experience. The skills I learned in my two weeks at UAMS have given me insight on how to truly become a healer. This program allowed me to immerse myself in the foundations of working in a hospital-not just be a fly on the wall. It also certified my desire to work in the medical field. Experiences including practicing in the ER simulator and learning how to suture are opportunities usually only given once you enter a medical program. This program gave me the chance to meet people within UAMS and my fellow HEALERS. Couldn't be more grateful for my time at UAMS.”

Hannah Malone – “Being a part of the HEALERS program was an an amazing, eye-opening experience. The skills I learned in my two weeks at UAMS have given me insight on how to truly become a healer. This program allowed me to immerse myself in the foundations of working in a hospital-not just be a fly on the wall. It also certified my desire to work in the medical field. Experiences including practicing in the ER simulator and learning how to suture are opportunities usually only given once you enter a medical program. This program gave me the chance to meet people within UAMS and my fellow HEALERS. Couldn’t be more grateful for my time at UAMS.”

Meredith Hatfield - “This program was just a brand new perspective on what life is really like in a hospital. I loved getting to do all of the amazing volunteer opportunities as well as learning from some very impressive people in the hospital staff. It was as if we were really working in the hospital but at a very early age and it was amazing to see how it all works so early in our soon to be medical career:)”

Meredith Hatfield – “This program was just a brand new perspective on what life is really like in a hospital. I loved getting to do all of the amazing volunteer opportunities as well as learning from some very impressive people in the hospital staff. It was as if we were really working in the hospital but at a very early age and it was amazing to see how it all works so early in our soon to be medical career:)”

Sam

Samuel Rhee-“There are things that simply cannot be truly learned without seeing them for yourself. I went into HEALERS with the preconceived notion that I would be unable to volunteer in a meaningful way and the things that we learned would be redundant with what we’ve learned in school, but I couldn’t have been more incorrect. Through HEALERS, I met 11 of the brightest kids in the state. Through HEALERS, I experienced the true impact of health care. Through HEALERS, I saw firsthand how employees at UAMS and hospitals in general give their hearts and their work to the greater good rather than to themselves. That’s not something you’ll get from a textbook.”

Ana De Lira-“The HEALERS program was the best window like experience that showed me the importance of healthcare, patient care and how much I still want to be a part of it.”

Ana De Lira-“The HEALERS program was the best window like experience that showed me the importance of healthcare, patient care and how much I still want to be a part of it.”