AIM – Academic Immersion in Medicine

AIM – Academic Immersion in Medicine


>>DR. HEE-YOUNG PARK: My department partnered
with the High School Summer Program at Boston University to really launch the high school
program AIM: Academic Immersion in Medicine.>>DR. MAURA KELLEY: AIM is a wonderful program
for students who have a particular interest in science because it allows them the actual
experiential process of seeing what medicine is like first-hand.>>JEFFREY KLEIN: On a given day, they might
be in genetics counseling, they might be in radiology, they might be in surgery, sutures.
So that’s the way medical school students learn is, it’s not a typical semester program,
it’s one thing after another, very rapidly.>>NCHEDOLISA SELMA ANAMMAH: I felt like the
AIM Program was, it exposed a lot to what it is really like to be pursuing a career
in the healthcare, especially from the academic perspective.>>TOMMI TSAO: They were able to, like, go
do some amazing things like shadow some doctors in BMC.>>DR. HEE-YOUNG PARK: Actually do hands-on
suturing experience with the surgical residents.>>DR. MAURA KELLEY: And I would say one of
the best experiences that students had was in the Simulation Lab, which I run, where
they encounter a patient in the form of SIMAN, who is a computerized patient that we are
learning physical exams skills on first-hand. So every student is able to lay hands on SIMAN
and learn a head-to-toe examination, first-hand, and even go the next step of doing certain
maneuvers like blood pressure and all the vital signs.>>DR. HEE-YOUNG PARK: And it was really good
to see them, you know, excited about the possibility of even surgical profession after doing actually
hands-on experiences. [MUSIC]

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