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March. 17, 2014

Explore life in medical school at OSU-CHS summer camps

Andrea Partida, MS-II, teaches a high school student how to listen for a heartbeat during the Operation Orange camp in Tahlequah last year.Andrea Partida, MS-II, teaches a high school student how to listen for a heartbeat during the Operation Orange camp in Tahlequah last year.

High school students can experience a day in the life of a medical student at summer camps offered across the state in June by Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Operation Orange, OSU's medical summer camp, offers high school students the opportunity to try out medical school for one day. Participants interact one-on-one with current OSU medical students and get a taste of what doctors do every day.

“These camps are a fun way to introduce teenagers to the idea of a career as a physician,” said OSU Center for Health Sciences President Kayse Shrum. “By going to communities outside the metro areas of Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we get to meet with talented students from across the state and show them that even though they come from small towns, they have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in medicine.”

OSU-CHS will host the camps June 4 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, June 6 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, June 10 at Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, June 11 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and June 12 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Participants test their suturing skills, study human anatomy with a heart, lungs and brain, practice intubation and listen to a simulation of a patient’s heart and lungs.

The camps are free and open to Oklahoma high school students. To reserve a spot at one of the camps, visit the Operation Orange website. For more information, call 918-561-8277 or email operationorange@okstate.edu.

 

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