High school students interested in medicine can explore Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Med-Xtravaganza on Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

“With our state experiencing a shortage of primary care physicians, primarily in rural Oklahoma, it has become imperative that we recruit and train physicians who want to remain in our state to practice,” said Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU Center for Health Sciences president. “Med-Xtravaganza is a fun way to expose our state’s high school students to the reality of what it’s like to be a doctor.”

Med-Extravaganza participants will meet with OSU-COM faculty and medical students, tour the OSU-CHS campus, participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn how to prepare for medical school. During the open house, participants will also study the anatomy of a human brain and listen to the stimulation of a patient’s heart and lungs.

High school students, parents and counselors can sign up to attend OSU-COM’s Med-Xtravaganza. To reserve a spot, call 918-561-8469or visit the Med-Xtravaganza registration website at medicine.okstate.edu by Nov. 8.

For more information about Med-Xtravaganza, contact Maghin Abernathy, admissions and recruitment coordinator, at 918-561-8277or maghin.abernathy@okstate.edu.