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AIM-Higher Advanced Camp


After watching current events locally and around the globe, Nova Southeastern University President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. has announced that all spring and summer 2020 classes will unfortunately NOT take place on NSU campus. Due to this announcement, Dean Elaine Wallace, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, has made the difficult decision that we are unable to hold AIM-Higher camp this summer.

We understand the disappointment which comes with this decision, and faculty and staff are currently working on an alternative on-line version. 

AIM-HIGHER is for returning AIM-High students only. Please contact Melissa Felix at 954-262-1143 or 

NSU-KPCOM is proud to announce their latest summer immersion camp experience specially reserved for former graduates of AIM-High which begins in July.

This week is designed to give the students a deeper knowledge of what it means to provide compassionate care to others and how this, in concert with knowledge and expertise, reinforce the provision of quality patient care.

See the feature story from NBC News from last year's camp and feature video here:

AIM-High camp focused on medicine       AIM-High Camp


Complete the application and required forms.  When submitting the COMPLETED APPLICATION via email, please scan all of the documents and submit as one complete application.  Thank you!

Applications will not be accepted unless they are complete. Please use the application checklist to ensure completion.

Application Checklist:

  1. Application Form
  2. AIM-HIGHER Rules, Regulations, and Policies Form
  3. Participation Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement Form
  4. Nova Southeastern University Parent/Child Video/Photo Release Form
  5. AIM-HIGHER Health Form
  6. Authorization for Medication/Treatment Form
  7. High School Transcript (copies accepted)

*Please note that applications will not be reviewed unless they are complete.


Here is an  outline of the highlights waiting for accepted students: 

  • Check in on Sunday, June 16, 2019- catch up with fellow AIM HIGHER students, including those you met in Aim High last summer. Enjoy a fun barbeque for all and a chance to get settled in for the upcoming week.
  • The focus for the AIM HIGHER 2019 week is the human side of medicine. The participants will interact with a variety of NSU faculty, simulated patients, and medical students to discuss the importance of empathy and communication in patient-provider relationships.
  • Students will also learn how cultural, economic and family issues impact patient care.
  • All sessions will be interactive and involve medical students and NSU faculty.
  • A service project will be an important part of the week’s experiences. 
  • Faculty and medical students are also preparing wellness activities, in addition to sessions specific to scientific research and dissection. A visit to one of the senior living facilities with the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Geriatric Department faculty will provide students with the opportunity to interact with residents and student members of the NSU-KPCOM Geriatric Club. 

We think this exciting and challenging week will provide a more in-depth experience and understanding of the health professions. AIM HIGHER is an opportunity not to be missed!

Registration deadlines are fast approaching. Please complete and send in your application forms today for this unique and motivating AIM-HIGHER 2019 week. Please see the drop down box below for all the details on the Application Process.

Please contact me with any questions.

Best regards,
Melissa Felix
(954) 262-1143


All AIM HIGHER participants are expected to stay on campus at the Commons Dorm. The Commons is NSU’s newest residence hall which offers 24 hour security, wireless internet, and lounges for socializing. Although all AIM HIGHER students will stay in the Commons, male and female students will be separated into different areas of the residence hall. Each participating student will be in a suite with 3 other students; each student will have his or her own room, and each bathroom will be shared by two students.

NSU Housing 

Tuition of $1500 Includes:

  • 7+ hours of instruction each day
  • Social events
  • Rooming in NSU dorms
  • Meals, snacks, and refreshments
  • Interaction with NSU medical students and faculty

Payment Schedule: 

$200 payment due March 1; balance due May 1. NSU Marketplace payment link coming soon.


Are you NSU faculty or staff?  Please let us know when completing your registration to recieve a 35% discount in tuition fees.


How can I communicate with my teen while he or she is at camp?

Participants are permitted to have their cell phones with them during camp, although they will be asked to turn them off during sessions. They will be able to communicate during recreation hours.

What makes the AIM HIGHER Camp different from other programs?

AIM HIGHER is unique because it offers interactive educational opportunities geared toward the health professions. Counselors are all NSU medical students and NSU Faculty, allowing participants ample opportunities to learn about the medical school application phase, life in medical school and areas of health specialization. Additionally, AIM HIGHER will focus on the human side of medicine and how empathy plays a role in medicine. AIM HIGHER will provide students with hands on medical experiences, including how technology is increasingly being utilized to diagnose and treat patients and manage disease.

Are medical professionals available to my child while he or she is at camp?

Yes, AIM HIGHER Camp has a clinic onsite.

What are the dining options?

Nova Dining caters to all diets. Each day starts with breakfast options and The Chef’s Table features a selection of home style favorites. Campers will have access to fresh salads, prepared meals and The Shark Grille featuring gourmet burgers and grill favorites. Participants can eat fresh with Subway, or choose a variety of items from the grab and go selection. Kosher options are now available for grab and go sandwiches and salads.

What does my camper need to bring?

Participants should pack comfortable clothing with shoes appropriate for walking across campus. NSU is a large college campus and sessions will be held all over campus. AIM HIGHER concludes with a banquet dinner so please bring business attire for this event. A complete packing list will be available to accepted students under the ACCEPTED STUDENTS link on this website.

Contact for more information:

Melissa Felix
(954) 262-1143

Congratulations on your acceptance into AIM-HIGHER! It will surely be an experience to remember!


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Important Announcements

AIM-Higher 2019 Community Service Project:

This year AIM-Higher is partnering with the Exceptional Theater Company (ETC) which is designed for young adults with special needs.  We will meet Christine, who is in her 20's, and was on a heart transplant list.  She often talks to groups about her experience with being ill, staying in hospitals and undergoing operations.  We will learn to sign a song and perform it as a group with Christine.  For more information on ETC, visit

Please check back periodically for announcements as we gear up for another summer of AIM-HIGHER at Nova Southeastern University.

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