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ABC Local 10 Segment: Students in Medical Summer Camp Work with Maggots, Sheep Brains and Cow Eyeballs

IMG_3354NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine offered a camp called AIM-High, which stands for “achieve in medicine.” AIM-High was exclusively designed for academically strong high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. This year, almost 100 students from 22 states participated in the aim high and aim higher camps at NSU.

IMG_3358The high schoolers worked alongside medical students from NSU, participating in educational sessions that were interactive, interesting, and encouraged the exploration of the medical field. During the training sessions, students worked with maggots, cow eyeballs, sheep brains and numerous parts of pigs, all those tools were used to learn things like anatomy, wound care, dissection and suturing. “It replicates what our medical students do on a daily basis,” said Dr. Elaine Wallace, dean of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The six-day immersion camp was an innovative way for these young students to make sure medicine is for them and get more interested and stimulated at an early age.


CLICK HERE to watch the full segment on ABC 10 news.