Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Blue Coat to White Coat program encourages Oklahoma FFA students to pursue a career as doctors, exchanging their iconic blue jacket for a physician’s white coat. The program identifies students who embrace rural life and helps prepare them for the rigors of medical school. Once they complete their education, these former FFA students can return to rural Oklahoma to serve as physicians in underserved areas and improve health care in our state.
OSU medical students who participated in FFA talk about how their involvement in the organization prepared them for medical school and give advice to other students considering becoming physicians in this video:
President Kayse Shrum, Joshua Priddle, D.O., and Baylee Brown, an OSU-COM early admissions student, discuss how FFA provides a foundation for medical school during the organization's state convention in Oklahoma City.