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Camp Hippocrates: Mini-Medical School

June 10, 2023  •  July 15, 2023

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Are you a high school student interested in medicine or a career as a healthcare professional? If so, Erskine’s mini-medical school is right for you! 

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What is Camp Hippocrates?

This mini-medical school is a one-day opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to learn more about careers in medicine and other related fields. You’ll hear from several of Erskine’s experienced science professors, including Dr. Brownlee and Dr. Mina, who are both physicians as well as professors. In the mini-medical school, you can: 

  • Learn about forensic science, pathology, botany, and more
  • Enjoy hands-on activities
  • Get a taste of Erskine’s outstanding classroom experience
  • Tour Erskine’s science labs
  • Enjoy lunch in the Moffatt Dining Hall

Camp Hippocrates: Mini-Medical School Schedule

10:30 a.m. – Welcome: snacks and coffee in the Daniel•Moultrie Science Center (DMSC) Atrium

11:00 – 11:40 a.m.An Introduction to Pathology with Dr. Noel Brownlee (DMSC Auditorium)

11:40 a.m. – 12:20Medical Botany with Dr. Jan Haldeman (DMSC Auditorium)

12:20 – 1:20 p.m. – Lunch (Moffatt Dining Hall)

1:30 – 2:10 p.m. An Introduction to Forensic Sciences with Dr. Noel Brownlee (DMSC Auditorium)

2:10 – 2:50 p.m.Nutrition and Wellness with Dr. Dimucci-Ward (DMSC Auditorium)

2:50 – 3:30 p.m. Medical Humanities: When Medicine Does Harm with Dr. Alessandra Brivio, Department of History (DMSC Auditorium)

3:30 – 4:10 p.m.A Visit to the Anatomy and Histology Lab with Dr. Noel Brownlee, Dr. Al Mina, and alumnus Richard Taylor, M.D., class of 1969 (DMSC Anatomy Lab)

4:10 – 5:00 p.m. – Optional Campus Tour

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Online Summer Courses 

May 15 – June 23

Online summer courses are $250 per credit hour. Courses offered:

  • Biology 200 Mechanisms of Disease (3 credit hours): This course, an introduction to pathology, introduces students to the biology of human disease development and progression.   
  • Biology 222 Forensic Biology and Medicine (3 credit hours): This course will offer an introduction to forensic sciences including crime scene investigation, forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, forensic anthropology, and bioterrorism. Course content will include discussion of true crimes including case studies.  

The Camp Hippocrates one-day event is $10 per person. This includes:

  • Presentations, workshops, and activities
  • A meal in the college dining hall

How to Register

Students may register for any of the following combinations:  

  • Both Camp Hippocrates Mini-Medical School and one or two online courses*
  • Camp Hippocrates Mini-Medical School only 
  • One or two courses* only

*NOTE: These online courses run May 15-June 23. Students who successfully complete the online courses will earn college credit. College credit is not available for the one-day event alone.

Instructions for online course application:

  1. Click the “Register: Erskine Online Courses” button below. You will be redirected to Erskine’s apply page.
  2. Click the “Start Application” button
  3. Select “Dual Enrollment/Non-degree Seeking Application”
  4. Create an account and then fill in the requested information, including the name of the course you want to take (under “course interest”)
  5. Submit the form
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Camp Director
Noel A. Brownlee, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Health Science
Chair, Department of Health Science

Dr. Brownlee serves as Professor of Biology and Health Science at Erskine College. At Erskine Seminary, he is the appointed Director of the David Livingstone Institute and Distinguished Professor of Medical Ethics. 

Dr. Brownlee is a native of Spartanburg, SC. He earned his B.S. and B.A degrees from Wofford College with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He subsequently completed a Ph.D. in experimental pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina, followed by an M.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his graduate medical education at Duke University and Wake Forest University Schools of Medicine and a fellowship in oncologic pathology from Johns Hopkins University Hospitals. 


Camp Faculty
Jan Haldeman, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Biology
Al Mina, M.D., Professor of Biology
Alessandra Brivio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History
JuliSu Demucci-Ward, RD, MPH, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Biology

Registration: Camp Hippocrates

Register below for the Camp Hippocrates: Mini-Medical School event. The $10 fee will be collected when you arrive on campus for the event. Please register least two weeks in advance.

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