Teachers and parents, if you have an outstanding student interested in a medical career who would benefit from a challenging experience, consider recommending that they attend a summer workshop through Saint Louis University’s Adventures in Science and Medicine (AIMS) program.
AIMS summer workshops provide an in-depth look into various fields of medical science and are attended by students from across the country. Check out our AIMS page on Facebook to see pictures from previous workshops.
The AIMS Medical and Surgical Procedures Workshop provides an overview of anatomy and introduction to careers in the health care field. Physicians and professionals from various medical specialties provide programs in their area of expertise using auditorium presentations, hands-on laboratory experiences, group interactions and patient interactions. Students also view several surgical demonstrations on-site.
The Medical and Surgical Procedures Workshop is available to students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school, or their freshman year of college the upcoming fall.
2020 Information: Dates are June 15- June 19, 2020 (overnight students will need to arrive on Sunday, June 14 at12 pm). Tuition is $750. An additional $700 is charged for overnight housing participants. Tuition includes cost of AIMS dri-fit T-shirt, AIMS drawstring bag, lunch on the last day and fees for all specimens used during the workshop. A $100 deposit for admission must be made at the time of registration. This fee will apply toward tuition and is non refundable.
Housing is only available to students who live outside the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The $700 overnight housing fee includes housing for the week, breakfast each morning, two dinners, tickets to the Muny and a Cardinals game (depending on schedule), and transportation costs.
General times for each day are 8 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. Specific start and end times will be sent out with the finalized schedule two to three weeks before the start of the workshop.
For reference of what was covered in previous summer's workshop, click link below.
This 4 day (half days) workshop is designed for students entering sixth through ninth grade in the upcoming fall. The AIMS Anatomy 101 Workshop provides introductory anatomical education through high definition auditorium presentations, comparative dissections and other hands-on programs. Students have the opportunity to interact with medical students and other health care professionals.
2019 Information: Dates are June 22 - 25, 2020. Tuition is $225. Snacks each day, an AIMS dri-fit T-shirt and an AIMS drawstring bag is included with tuition. Full tuition must be paid at the time of registration.
General times for each day are 8 a.m. to 12 pm. Specific start and end times will be sent out with the finalized schedule two to three weeks before the start of the workshop. No overnight accommodations are offered for this workshop.
"Devin really enjoyed her week at SLU. Your program is awesome. She came home with so many wonderful stories of great learning experiences as well as friendships. I will recommend this program to anyone I know whose child is interested in medicine."
—Tom and Kathleen M.
"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.
"We have so appreciated the experiences AIMS has provided. Everyone and everything about AIMS has been just terrific in all aspects of the experience."
— William S.
"Thank you so much. You were so organized. My kids had a great time. They said they wish school could be like that every day."
— Kim C.