For young adults who aspire to a career in the medical
Coastal Carolina University is offering a new summer learning
opportunity. Mini-Medical University, a residential camp open to 24
rising high school juniors and seniors, will be held at Coastal from
July 29 to Aug. 4. The fee for the week-long program is $549 per
During the program students will learn about up-to-date health and
science information in an informal setting. Students will gain a better
understanding of the crucial role of basic science and research in
supporting and advancing modern medicine.
Visits to several of the state's top medical facilities to gain
hands-on experience highlight the program. Participants will shadow
doctors to experience how they diagnose and treat disease. They will
also observe an emergency room in action and will spend an evening with
sports medicine personnel at a Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game. In
the classroom, students will learn about genetics, microbiology and
parasitology in lectures led by Coastal faculty members.
"This is a great opportunity for students to go behind-the-scenes
of the medical profession," said Connie Lee, coordinator of the
program. "They will get the chance to observe medical professionals at
work as well as learn from university faculty members."
During the medical camp, students will have the opportunity to
experience college life as they live in one of Coastal's residence
halls and enjoy meals at the on-campus dining facility. They will also
have access to the university's fitness center, state-of-the-art track
and field facility and indoor pool.
To learn more about Coastal's Mini-Medical University, call 349-
2665 or visit www.coastal.edu/learn on the Internet.