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April 30, 2013

OSU Medicine summer camp invites high school students to explore life as a medical student

Operation OrangeOklahoma high school students will have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a medical student at summer camps offered across the state in June by the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Operation Orange, OSU's medical summer camp, offers high school sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to interact one-on-one with current OSU medical students and participate in hands-on demonstrations. The one-day camps are scheduled for June 4 at Cameron University in Lawton, June 11 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid, June 12 at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and June 13 at East Central University in Ada.

"For high school students considering a career in medicine, our summer camp is a fun opportunity to explore what it's like to be a medical student," said Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU Center for Health Sciences provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. "Operation Orange participants will try everything from basic suturing to checking blood pressure to experience what it's like to take care of a patient."

During the camp, students will get to test their suturing skills, study anatomy with a human heart, lungs and brain, practice clinical skills and learn how to check blood pressure and examine ears. The OSU Telemedicine Bus will also be available for tours and demonstrations in Lawton, Enid and Ada.

The camps are free and open to Oklahoma high school students. To reserve a spot at one of the camps, visit www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/com/admissions/operationorange.php. For more information, contact Maghin Abernathy, admissions and recruitment coordinator at OSU-CHS, at 918-561-8277 or maghin.abernathy@okstate.edu.

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