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School of Medicine to host Mini-Med School 2009

Heart health, stroke, brain injuries, obesity and medical technology are among the topics that the University of South Carolina School of Medicine will cover during its popular Mini-Med School beginning Oct. 6.

The $20 fee for the four-session program, to be held Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m., covers the cost of class materials. Participants will receive a Mini-Med School T-shirt and a diploma.

Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Programs will be held at the medical school’s campus, located next to the Dorn VA Medical Center, and will include the following:

  •  Oct. 6: “How Ultrasound Is Changing the Practice of Medicine,” by Dr. Richard Hoppmann, dean of the School of Medicine;
  • Oct. 13: “Living Heart Healthy,” by Dr. Augustine Agocha, chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine;
  • Oct. 20: “Brainy Acts: Stroke and Brain Injuries,” by Dr. Sharon Webb, assistant professor, department of neurosurgery;
  • Oct. 27: “Obesity, Nutrition & Weight Loss,” by Dr. Mary Beth Poston, assistant professor, department of internal medicine.

For information, call 803-733-3200. Visit to register online, or email

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 09/23/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 09/23/09 @ 3:29 PM | Permalink

Mini-Med School

  • When: Four Tuesdays in October, beginning Oct. 6
  • How much: $20 for the four sessions includes T-shirt and diploma

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