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About the Program

Contact AIM-High

Melissa Felix
aimhigh@nova.edu
(954) 262-1143

Learning Opportunities

  • Explore the different areas of medical practice in numerous specialties (e.g., preventative medicine, pediatrics, neuroscience, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public health).
  • Learn and apply innovative and emerging technologies that impact medical education and practice, such as 3-D modeling, processing language, and augmented reality.
  • Practice medical procedures on robotic mannequins including suturing and intubation.
  • Participate in sessions regarding how technology can improve the health of communities.
  • Get certified in First Aid and CPR training.
  • Take part in a disaster medicine training with Davie Fire and Rescue.

Program Highlights

Educational Interactive Sessions

Students will participate in educational sessions that are interactive, interesting, and encourage the exploration of the medical field. These sessions will enhance the participants’ basic scientific and medical knowledge in a relaxed and fun setting.

Sessions include:

  • Suturing for Beginners
  • Introduction to Brain Anatomy
  • Wound Care Management
  • The Intersection of Art and Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Compounding

Social Events

Social events will be scheduled for each evening. Events will provide camp participants with ample opportunities to interact with NSU medical students. Events include:

  • Barbecue
  • Volleyball
  • Roundtable discussions with NSU medical students
  • Movie night
  • Game night
  • Dinner in Fort Lauderdale
  • Semi-formal gala

Day at a Glance

Day at a Glance: Events and topics are subject to change.

Here’s a day from this year’s camp itinerary. As you can see, participants should expect to have an action-packed day.

  • 7:30–8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at the Don Taft University Center
  • 9:00–11:00 a.m. - Athletic Training: practice skills such as taping, wrapping and bracing. Experience with on- and off-field evaluation for an athletic population
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. - Presentation: "Making a Diagnosis"
  • 1:15–1:45 p.m. - Lunch in the Terry Building
  • 2:00–3:45 p.m. - 3-D Printing as used in medical research, practice and education, which includes printing your own design.
  • 4:00–5:30 p.m. - Free time
  • 5:30–9:00 p.m. - Disaster medicine and dinner at the Davie Fire and Rescue Firehouse, where you will learn search and rescue techniques, first-aid basics, bandaging and splinting, bleeding control and the use of a fire extinguisher.

Community Service Projects

In 2019, AIM-High partnered with Kids in Distress, a licensed, nationally accredited agency working for the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family and the treatment of abused and neglected children. AIM-High participants ran a science and health fair for a few hours one morning at the Kids in Distress summer camp for children K-5. For more information about Kids in Distress, visit  https://www.kidinc.org.

Information coming soon about the 2021 AIM-High community service project.

For pictures and videos about previous community service projects and to follow AIM-High on social media, please visit the below sites.

Facebook - NSU's Achieve in Medicine (AIM-High)

Instagram - nsucommunityeducation

Twitter - @nsucomed

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