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Livingstone Academy – Week 3, Session 5

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Livingstone Pre-Med Academy: Jump-Start Your Medical and Graduate School Plans

Welcome to the Academy, Week 3!

Week 3: August 6 & 8

This week you’ll explore a variety of topics from forensic psychiatry to cell biology and histology to biomedical ethics.

Explore Week 1 topics here

Explore Week 2 topics here

Livingstone Academy Dates

Week 1:

Week 2:

Week 3:


10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Cost and Registration Deadlines

$300 if you register by May 22 • $450 if you register May 23 or later

Your registration fee covers all six sessions.

Registration deadline is May 31. Register now!

Who is the academy for?

The Livingstone Academy is an excellent opportunity for college students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in: 

  • Medicine  
  • PA medicine 
  • Dentistry 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Veterinary medicine 
  • Graduate programs in other health professions 

What does Livingstone Academy offer?

At the academy, you’ll gain insight into the medical school application process and experience course content similar to first- and second-year medical school curriculum.  

  • Hear from a medical school admissions officer 
  • Learn skills for interviewing and personal statement preparation 
  • Explore emergency medicine 
  • Learn history and physical examination skills 
  • Study examples of medical school exam questions and case-based learning 

Livingstone Academy topics

Week 1, Sessions 1-2

June 4th & 6th

  • Medical School, then what? A Survey of medical specialties  
  • Medical School Interviewing Skills and Personal Statement Preparation 
  • Mock Interview Sessions  
  • Med School Application Process
  • Personal Financial Literacy for Medical School and Beyond  
  • Drugs of Abuse  
  • Emergency Medicine  
  • Medicine in TV and Movies  


Week 2, Sessions 3-4

July 23rd & 25th  

  • The Interface of Law and Medicine: From Forensic Medicine to Medical Malpractice  
  • Exams during Medical School  
  • Environmental and Occupational Diseases 
  • Nutrition for the Medical Student  
  • Medical Myths and Mysteries  
  • Topics in the History of Medicine  


Week 3, Sessions 5-6

August 6th & 8th  

  • Cell Biology and Histology for the Medical Student  
  • Cancer Biology: Bench to Bedside  
  • Chronic Diseases: Biological and Sociological Considerations  
  • Forensic Psychiatry  
  • Introduction to Patient History and Physical Exam  
  • Topics in Biomedical Ethics   

Want to earn college credits?

Consider Erskine’s Biology 444: Human Histology – Microscopic Anatomy course, offered July 1 – August 9. BG 444 is an online 3-hour preparatory course for medical and professional school applicants. Explore Erskine’s offerings of summer science courses below. 

Online Summer Science Courses  

Erskine College offers summer session courses for both Erskine students and students from other colleges and universities. View course offerings and registration details below. 

Online summer courses are $250 per credit hour. 

Summer Session 1 (May 13 – June 21) 

  • BG 200 (3 credit hours): Mechanisms of Disease 
  • HE 201 (3 credit hours): Introduction to Healthcare 
  • BG 203 (3 credit hours): Global Health 

Summer Session 2 (July 1 – August 9) 

  • HE 201 (3 credit hours): Introduction to Healthcare 
  • HE 317 (3 credit hours): Human Nutrition and Metabolism 
  • BG 444 (3 credit hours): Human Histology: Microscopic Anatomy 
  • HE 202 (3 credit hours): The Language of Medicine 

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 


Livingstone Academy Registration

Dr. David Livingstone

Livingstone Academy is named for Dr. David Livingstone, 19th century Scottish physician, missionary, and explorer, who boldly followed his calling to serve in Africa.


August 6
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Dr. Noel Brownlee
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