Due to COVID-19 NSU Moves Medical Summer Camp Online for High School Students Interested in Health Care Careers

NSU’s AIM-High and AIM-Higher medical summer camps go virtual due to COVID-19.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM) is going virtual during this year’s AIM-High and AIM-Higher medical camp. Exclusively designed for academically strong high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health professions, this year’s camp will be FREE to all teens who are interested in participating.

“When we realized that our medical summer camps were not going to go forward as planned, we pivoted to a virtual format and opened it up to the community at no cost,” said Linda Maurice, director of the AIM-High and AIM-Higher program. “By doing so, we hope to connect and engage with students who typically may not attend the program and provide them with an opportunity to explore a potential career field.”

NSU is offering one of the virtual sessions to any high school aged-student who is interested in pursuing an education in health care. On Friday, July 17, KPCOM will have NSU Admissions conduct a virtual presentation about the application process. In addition, there will be a COVID-19 panel by Drs. Bindu Mayi and Nicole Cook.

Students are participating in educational lectures that explore a variety of subjects in the medical field, including Optometry, Pharmacy, Genetics, Nutrition, Sports Medicine and more. These sessions are conducted by NSU’s nationally and internationally renowned faculty and enhance the participants’ basic scientific and medical knowledge.

In addition, current students of NSU’s KPCOM programs will speak to camp attendees about what life is like as a graduate student. Teens will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice that will help them jump-start their higher education plans.

The AIM-High session began on Monday, July 13 and concludes on Friday, July 17 and AIM-Higher will begin on Monday, July 20 and runs through Friday, July 24. For more information about the AIM-High and AIM-Higher program, visit www.nova.edu/aimhigh. Students who are interested in signing up for the remaining virtual session should reach out via email to aimhigh@nova.edu.


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July, 15 2020


Tasha Yohan