Over 600 local high school students attended OSU’s Operation Orange in five cities across Oklahoma this summer. The traveling summer camp’s mission is to introduce students to medical school and inspire them to consider a career in medicine.
“Operation Orange gives us the opportunity to engage high school students from rural areas and let them know that a career in medicine is an option for them,” said Kayse Shrum, D.O., President of OSU Center for Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Operation Orange is a free day-long medical camp for students in grades 9-12, and run by medical students from OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. During the camps, students were given the opportunity to do chest compressions, insert breathing tubes in simulation mannequins, and study the anatomy of a human heart, lungs and brain with hands-on activities.
Students also had the opportunity to find out from current medical students what it takes to prepare for medical school.
This year’s Operation Orange camps were generously underwritten by Central National Bank in Enid, Cherokee Nation, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Northwest Oklahoma Osteopathic Foundation and Stillwater Medical Center.
To learn more about Operation Orange, visit: health.okstate.edu/operationorange