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March 10, 2016

Operation Orange takes medical school experience across Oklahoma

Second-year medical student W. Daniel Chapman, right, teaches high school students how to insert a breathing tube during Operation Orange last summer.Second-year medical student W. Daniel Chapman, right, teaches high school students how to insert a breathing tube during Operation Orange last summer.

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will bring Operation Orange, OSU’s medical school summer camp for high school students, to four cities across the state this June.

“Operation Orange provides a great opportunity for high school students to experience a day in the life of medical school while remaining close to home,” said Kayse Shrum, D.O., president of OSU-CHS and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Exposing students to the possibility of becoming a physician at an early age will inspire these Oklahomans to pursue a career in medicine and help us increase the number of doctors practicing in rural Oklahoma.”

Operation Orange dates and locations include Oklahoma State University in Stillwater on June 7 and June 14, Cameron University in Lawton on June 9, Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on June 10 and Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah on June 17.

Participants will get a chance to study the anatomy of a human brain, heart and lungs, learn to insert breathing tubes in a simulated patient, listen to a simulation of a patient’s heart and lungs and learn more about career opportunities in the health care field.

Participants also will have an opportunity to meet with current OSU medical students and gather information on medical school admissions.

Registration is open and students are encouraged to sign up now to reserve a space. For more information, visit the Operation Orange website or contact OSU-CHS special projects coordinator Jessica Bradley at 918-561-1209 or Jessica.Bradley@okstate.edu.

 

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