- 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
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.