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Exploring science and health professions helps children in underprivileged neighborhoods expand possibilities Sumala Heinze still remembers the day she learned about the Weekend School in her fifth-grade class. After school, she dashed home to get her mother’s signature on the permission slip. “I never ran so fast,” she recalled. “And I just put it there and said to my mom, ‘Just sign please – just sign!’ So on… [Read more]

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by Alison Bert Asking a child “what do you want to be when you grow up” is a common enough question. The answer they give, however, is often shaped by their experience of the world. For children from underprivileged backgrounds, they may not know of the opportunities available to them as scientists, engineers or health professionals. The IMC Weekend School in Amsterdam gives them a chance to learn… [Read more]

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Immersing children in the world of science and medicine “Nurse, pass me the scissors please,” asks Aysha, 10 years old, professionally stretching out his arm to receive the instrument. When he grows up he wants to be “a foot doctor,” but for now, he struggles with the term “orthopedists” when the nurse patiently repeats it to him. Two floors below, Amir is learning how to apply gel for… [Read more]

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Have you ever seen an operation room from the inside? Or wanted to understand how a hospital works without actually being sick? On June 5th, eight Elsevier colleagues joined the IMC Weekend School and a group of 40 kids during a series of interactive hospital workshops with ultrasounds, MRI’s emergency medicine, operating rooms and more. Our job was to assist the IMC Weekend School teachers and coach the… [Read more]