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    Boston University: Academic Immersion (AIM) – Introduction to Medicine

    Boston University: Academic Immersion (AIM) – Introduction to Medicine


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Forensic Science, Pre-Med, STEM, Bio Technology, Biology, Sports Medicine
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (617) 358-3034
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    Academic Immersion (AIM): Introduction to Medicine is an intensive three-week residential pre-medical program. It is offered in partnership with the Department of Medical Sciences & Education at the BU School of Medicine.

    AIM’s premedical track will provide you with a broad introduction to the field of medicine, combining coursework in related sciences with experiential learning activities and explorations of the various career possibilities that exist within the field.

    In the mornings, you will attend seminars led by BU instructors that focus on three core topics: anatomy and physiology, infectious diseases, and contemporary issues in medicine. In the afternoons on week one, you will engage with material that will introduce you to what medical students experience in the early phase of their education, including:

    • Simulation labs that teach you how to conduct physical exams and take vital signs
    • Surgical activities, including suturing and surgical knots
    • Laboratory investigations involving anatomy
    • Exposure to imaging studies in radiology

    In the afternoons of the last two weeks of the program, you will engage in a hands-on group activity focused on an emerging issue in medicine. You will present your findings to peers and other members of the BU community to conclude the program.

    The educational goals of the program are to:

    1) Deepen your understanding of the academic science behind medicine

    2) Provide you with opportunities to engage with graduate medical students

    3) Introduce the range of professional possibilities that exist within the medical field

    There are plenty of social activities to make sure everyone becomes familiar with the BU campus, Boston – and each other! You can plan your own free time or participate in weekend group activities, or even mix it up and join students in our other programs for a variety of scheduled events.

    Cost and Session Information

    Program dates: July 24 – August 12

    Program Fee: $6,675

    *Please note: a $500 non-refundable deposit (applied to tuition) is required once a student commits to attending AIM in order to secure a place in the track.

    The application fee ($50) and spending money are not included in the total charge.

    There is no financial aid for the AIM program.