FFA Medical Immersion is a robust interactive experience allowing 48 high school FFA members to develop a real understanding of the opportunity they have at solving the critical physician shortage being felt within the state. Immersion participants will spend three days on the OSU-CHS campus learning and working alongside current OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students within the context of rural medicine.
The first day of the program will be an introduction to the university at large, each other, and what a student’s experience is the first two years of medical school. Administration and program facilitators will be involved in the welcoming and ice breaker/ team building activities. Faculty will be utilized to provide medical content knowledge that will beneficial to participants in the upcoming days as well as to provide a reference point of the class structure required the first two years.
On the second day, a full day, the participants will use the knowledge gained the first day to engage in hands on experiences of dissection/suturing and simulation rotations through the Tandy building.
On the concluding day the participants will interact with patients through shadowing sites for a half day before attending a reception with their families.