Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

FFA Medical Immersion

Wednesday, July 26-Friday, July 28

FFA Medical Immersion is a robust interactive experience allowing 48 high school FFA members to develop a real understanding of the opportunity they have at solving the critical physician shortage being felt within the state. Immersion participants will spend three days on the OSU-CHS campus learning and working alongside current OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students within the context of rural medicine.

The first day of the program will be an introduction to the university at large, each other, and what a student’s experience is the first two years of medical school. Administration and program facilitators will be involved in the welcoming and ice breaker/ team building activities. Faculty will be utilized to provide medical content knowledge that will beneficial to participants in the upcoming days as well as to provide a reference point of the class structure required the first two years.

On the second day, a full day, the participants will use the knowledge gained the first day to engage in hands on experiences of dissection/suturing and simulation rotations through the Tandy building.

On the concluding day the participants will interact with patients through shadowing sites for a half day before attending a reception with their families.

Supervised lodging is provided at the Tulsa Best Western – Downtown (707 S. Houston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74127. Ph: 918-794-6000).

Schedule

Day One

Noon to 5 p.m.

  • Noon-1 p.m.: Check-in
  • 1-2 p.m.: Welcome/ Ice breakers
  • 2-3:30 p.m.: Lecture by professor
  • 3:30-4 p.m.: Active/Team building
  • 4-5 p.m.:  Lecture featuring OMM by OSU-CHS faculty
  • Evening: Dinner at  Main Event

Day Two

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 8-9 a.m.: Surgery presentation
  • 9-11:30 a.m.: Dissection/Suturing
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Motivational lunch
  • 1-5 p.m.: Simulation rotations
    • Rural situations
    • Heat stroke
    • Diabetic comma
    • Immunizations
    • Burn wounds
  • Evening: Dinner at Tulsa Drillers game

Day Three

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • 8-11:30 am.: Shadowing
    12 sites w/ 4 students each
    Participants can expect to spend time performing simulation-based medicine as well as shadowing a local physician interacting with patients.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch at hospital
  • 12:30-1 p.m.: Graduation reception


Required Forms

Due to participant/patient interaction, supplemental forms are required before applicants can be considered for the FFA Medical Immersion.

The available 48 positions will be filled by the first students to meet the criteria and submit all documents. Submission can be included in online registration or emailed to tanner.thompson@okstate.edu.

Click to Download Required Forms Packet (PDF)

  • Provide proof of required immunizations or immunity (i.e., MMR, Varicella [or had chickenpox], Td), prior to shadowing.  TB testing is required for all shadowing experiences spanning more than one calendar day.  If recommended by the healthcare provider due to possible exposure, TB testing should also be conducted after a possible exposure (Appendix A).
  • Declination of immunizations (Appendix B).
  • Complete HIPAA & blood borne pathogen compliance training (Appendix C).
  • Sign the Confidentiality Agreement (Appendix D).

Registration

The available 48 positions will be filled by the first students to meet the criteria and submit all documents. Submission can be included in online registration or emailed to tanner.thompson@okstate.edu.

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