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Adventures in Medicine: Ultrasound

Journey into the body in real time to watch the heartbeat! Using a handheld ultrasound probe and an ultrasound unit the size of a laptop, you will learn to scan the body in the same labs and with the same doctors as our medical students at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Ultrasound allows physicians to determine what is going on inside the body in a non-invasive way. Using sound waves, it gives images of the inner workings of the body so that emergency room docs can make quick, lifesaving decisions and Orthopedists can decide where the proper injection in the joint should be.

Read more about the Adventures in Medicine camp!

I had a wonderful time at camp. I got to use the ultrasound and do different things that I normally wouldn’t be able to do because that is not very accessible technology. I definitely want to go into the medical field. I don’t know exactly which specialty I want to do yet, but this has definitely helped open my eyes to different possibilities.

- Madeline, 2023 CMS participant

Program Dates and Audience

  • June 9-14, 2024
  • Rising 9-12 grade students

Program Fees

Choose from:

  • Commuting Scholar - $665
  • Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $750
  • Residential Scholar - $1150

Plus $25 lab fee.

Meet Your Instructor

Robert Haddad, RDCS, RVT 

Dr. Haddad is a registered cardiovascular sonographer and director of Ultrasound Education at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is also the clinical coordinator and lead instructor of the cardiovascular ultrasound programs at Midlands Technical College and the Palmetto School of Ultrasound. In addition, Dr. Haddad has been a part of the Cardiac Diagnostics lab at Prisma Health for the past 13 years.

Floyd E. Bell, M.D., "Tripp" Dina Brown, RDMS

Dr. Bell is the Director of the Ultrasound Institute.  He is Assistant Professor and Chair of Radiology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia. A graduate of the USC School of Medicine Columbia, he completed a transitional year internship at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in South Carolina and a diagnostic radiology residency at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He previously worked in private practice for a radiology group in Columbia, S.C. Among his research interests is ultrasound in medical education.

Dina Brown, RDMS

Dina is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer and Program Coordinator at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine. For several years she served as the clinical coordinator and scan lab instructor for the general sonography program at Midlands Technical College.  Before joining the Ultrasound Institute Dina focused primarily on women's health scanning OB/Gyn.

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