PASE - Adventures in Medicine and Science
Created in 1991, the Adventures in Medicine and Science program introduces students to human anatomy, stimulates their awareness of good health practices and leads them to a better understanding of career choices in medicine.
More than 10,000 students participate in AIMS programs through PASE each year. Options include:
Students gain understanding about: the human heart, bones, brain, eyes, ear, nose and throat, lungs and organ transplants. They also learn about health risks and how to avoid medical traumas.
Hands-on Dissection Workshops
Accompanied by their teachers, middle and high school students attend human cadaver demonstrations and perform sheep brain, pig heart and pig eye dissections.
Summer Workshops for Students
The AIMS Summer Workshop is a one-week program for rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in medicine and science. Students participate in discussions with physicians and medical school faculty, attend 3-D demonstrations and get time in PASE's bio skills laboratories. Students also visit hospitals and rehabilitation centers, providing them an outstanding opportunity to broaden their knowledge and confirm their interest in a medical career.
Summer Anatomy 101
Held in partnership with Academy of Science, Anatomy 101 is a three-day workshop for rising 8th through 10th-graders with auditorium presentations, comparative anatomy dissections and other hands-on learning programs.
Family Medical School
AIMS partners with the Saint Louis Science Center for these unforgettable sessions about anatomy and today's health issues. Students in fifth grade and above, along with their families, participate in 3-D presentations and hands-on anatomical dissections. Past topics have included sports medicine, the brain and a 3-D look inside the human body.
Distance Learning Programs
Through AIMS' Virtual Anatomy classroom, students participate in discussion of the human brain, heart, eyes, ear, nose and throat. Other programs offer the opportunity to take part in a guided sheep brain, pig heart or pig eye dissection.