Basic Science Boot Camp

ACOM is offering an optional four-week intensive Basic Science Boot Camp for interested incoming first-year students. The boot camp is designed for students who want to gain early exposure to Medical Gross Anatomy and Molecular Medicine. The session meets from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday on the ACOM campus. The first three weeks will focus on anatomy and the fourth week will focus on molecular medicine and physiology. This is an optional boot camp, so while any quizzes will be graded and returned to students, the grades will not be recorded. The boot camp is strictly designed for participants to enhance their skills and knowledge, and as such, is not part of their academic record.

REASONS TO ATTEND BASIC SCIENCE BOOT CAMP

#1: Gain or refresh your knowledge

Students can enhance their knowledge and skills through anatomical prosection and molecular medicine/physiology sessions to ease the transition to the medical school.

#2: Connect with faculty

Connecting with faculty during boot camp will give students the opportunity to develop a rapport with course directors and advisors in advance of the semester.

#3: Get to know the Circle City

Moving to Dothan early for boot camp will give you the opportunity to explore the campus and learn what the Wiregrass has to offer so you are comfortable when school starts.

The cost of ACOM’s Basic Science Boot Camp is $1,000, which includes a $50 refundable deposit. Information about payment will be sent once your registration is confirmed.

Incoming first-year students will receive an email with a registration form link. Interested students must complete the form to participate. Limited seats are available and registration will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis.

No. Students will be required to show proof of personal medical insurance upon registration and must maintain coverage throughout the duration of Basic Science Boot Camp.

No. Students will be responsible for providing their own laptop computer throughout Basic Science Boot Camp. ACOM-issued devices will not be distributed until the Class of 2026 Student Orientation in late July.

Students will be asked to bring a personal laptop computer, nitrile or latex disposable gloves, scrubs, proof of medical insurance and disposable surgical masks if desired.

No. Students will be responsible for securing their own housing for boot camp. On-campus housing will not be available until the designated move-in day in conjunction with the Class of 2026 Student Orientation. Information on temporary housing options will be sent after your registration is confirmed.

No. ACOM’s Basic Science Boot Camp is a separate session that is not part of the academic year and is therefore not eligible for financial aid. Payment is due in full prior to the start of boot camp.

The boot camp is designed with active learning in mind; it is not designed for passive absorption of material presented in a lecture format. The majority of your time will be spent in small group sessions. The scheduled time will end at 4:00 pm. However, students should plan on studying on the evenings and weekends. It is expected that students will form their own study groups for reviewing the material together during unscheduled times.

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BOOT CAMP SCHEDULE

SESSION DATES
Boot Camp Orientation June 24, 2022
Week 1 – Anatomy June 27 – July 1, 2022
Week 2 – Anatomy July 5-8, 2022
Week 3 – Anatomy July 11-15, 2022
Week 4 – Molecular Medicine & Physiology July 18-22, 2022