The Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS) summer workshop at Saint Louis University is for high school students considering a career in medicine and health-related fields. Our summer workshop at SLU provides an in-depth look into various career paths in medicine, health care and health education. These areas include general medicine, surgery, nursing, sports medicine, rehabilitation sciences and medical education.
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2024 AIMS Medical and Surgical Procedures Workshop June 24-28, 2024
The AIMS Medical and Surgical Procedures Workshop provides an overview of anatomy and an introduction to careers in the health care field. Physicians and professionals from various medical specialties provide programs in their areas of expertise using auditorium presentations, hands-on laboratory experiences and group interactions. Students also view several surgical demonstrations on-site by expert faculty and surgeons from SLU and other local hospitals and universities. This workshop is available for all students in the age group of high school freshmen to incoming college freshmen (ages 15-19) interested in science and medicine.
This workshop will take place on the Saint Louis University campus in Young Hall, located at 3839 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63108.
This workshop costs $750. If you are a SLU employee registering your child, the cost is $675. Please note that you will be asked to submit proof of employment when registering. This amount includes the cost of lab specimens, lab material, lunch each day and an AIMS workshop T-shirt. This workshop cost does not include any transportation, lodging, or meals prior to or following (breakfast/dinner) the workshop. Breakfast and dinner must be arranged and organized for attendees; these meals will not be provided. There will also be no before/after care or supervision available, and this is not an overnight camp. If you are coming from out of the St. Louis region, a parent or guardian must be in town during the five days of the course for attendee supervision during nonworkshop hours.
How to Pay
A nonrefundable deposit of $150 must be made at the time of registration. Payment in full for the workshop is due April 1, 2024. If payment is not received by April 1, 2024, the registration will be voided to allow a spot to open for another workshop attendee and your deposit will be forfeited.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation must be done at least three weeks prior to the start of the workshop or before May 31, 2024. This cancellation must be done so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to April 1, 2024 — Refund granted minus the $150 non-refundable deposit
April 1, 2024-May 31, 2024 — 50% refund minus the $150 non-refundable deposit
After May 31, 2024 — No refund given
2024 AIMS Anatomy 101- Middle School Workshop June 10-12, 2024
The AIMS Middle School Anatomy 101 is a 3-day workshop that provides introductory anatomical learning through high-definition auditorium presentations, comparative dissections and other "hands-on" programs. Students will have the opportunity to interact with anatomists, medical school students and other healthcare professionals. If you are interested in science or medicine this workshop is a great way to sharpen your skills!
This workshop will take place on the Saint Louis University campus in Young Hall, at 3839 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63108.
This workshop will run daily from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Aftercare available until 4:30 by request only and for an additional fee)
This workshop costs $350. If you are a SLU employee registering your child, the cost is $315. Please note that you may be asked to submit proof of employment when registering. This amount includes the cost of lab materials, lunch each day and an AIMS workshop T-shirt. This workshop cost does not include any transportation, lodging, or meals prior to or following (breakfast/dinner) the workshop. Breakfast and dinner must be arranged and organized for the attendee; these meals will not be provided. Aftercare is by registration only and only until 4:30 pm; aftercare will be an additional cost on top of the camp registration. This is not an overnight camp. If you are coming from out of the St. Louis region, a parent or guardian must be in town during the three days of the course for attendee supervision during nonworkshop hours.
A confirmation email will be sent out following your completion of the registration form with the payment link included in it. Please place your student's name where it asks for an invoice number. This will link your payment to your child's registration
"AIMS wasn't just a ‘camp,’ it's a building block for the kids' future! Thank you for doing this and for all your assistance." - Shawn K.
"This was the perfect camp for my daughter. I wanted her to attend to see if this was something she really wanted to do. It exceeded her expectations. She got so much detail on each day. It was the perfect mix. She left knowing that she wants to go into the medical profession and is prepared for the work ahead." - Tralonda W.
"This program was top notch! My son enjoyed it and learned so much from it. I was impressed by the diverse specialties of the presenters. My son really enjoyed the advice from the medical school students as well as the hands-on opportunities. I will be recommending this program to anyone with high school students interested in medical school! Thank you SLU!" - Erin D.
"It was a great experience! I believe all high school students should take this workshop, even if they are not going to medical school. This workshop teaches medical procedures, anatomy, and information that everyone should learn."
"I liked how we were still able to see demonstrations and procedures on the body despite being online. These were all very cool and gave the best look into how surgery would work professionally. I also really like the small group talks with the med students."
"I loved getting to interact with doctors! Asking questions really helped me understand what I need to do in the upcoming years to help me."