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OSU mini-camp provides information about medical careers to high school students

Operation Orange participants received hands-on experience Tuesday at Southeastern.

Operation Orange participants received hands-on experience Tuesday at Southeastern.

DURANT, Okla. – More than 100 high school students attended the Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences Operation Orange event Tuesday.

The mini medical camp, designed to inform students about educational opportunities and careers in the field of medicine, was hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The sessions were held in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

Participants were involved in hands-on demonstrations, met current Oklahoma State University medical students, and learned more about career opportunities in the healthcare field. Also involved were Southeastern faculty members and pre-med students.

Offering opening remarks to the students were Sean Burrage, Southeastern president; Todd Hallmark,  Executive Officer, Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority; Christopher Thurman,  Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Simulation Medicine, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Tanner Thompson, Special Projects Coordinator, Office for Outreach & University Engagement, OSU Center for Health Sciences.