Stephen Carek, M.D.
All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.
Starting with the 2020-2021 academic year, the Lifestyle Medicine Distinction Track
Program will not be accepting new students. Current M3 and M2 students will complete
their Tracks and receive recognition in their Dean’s letter upon graduation. Going forward, our curriculum refresh will include strategic integration of select
content into the core curriculum.
The Lifestyle Medicine curriculum prepares future physicians to become frontline advocates for healthy lifestyle behaviors in their patients and communities through the effective application of Lifestyle Medicine principles. Students learn how to effectively use evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine to prevent and treat chronic diseases that include obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of cancer.
Lifestyle Medicine and Sports Medicine
Family Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine