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Oklahoma camp aims to identify future doctors in rural areas


LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Naomi Vinson stands over a mannequin on a gurney methodically maneuvering a ventilator tube down its throat. As she does so, she explains that the process is known as a tracheal intubation, used to maintain open airways on patients under anesthesia. Though her patient is not real, her passion is.

Vinson was at Cameron University participating in Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences' "Operation Orange," a summer traveling medical camp aimed at finding future doctors for rural Oklahoma.

Vinson is 13, but going on 14. She attended MacArthur Middle Schoo...

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