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Lee to serve in Army medical corps

Joseph S. Lee has graduated from the Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md.

The graduate, the son of Sang Y. and Heather S. Lee of Brookhill Street in La Crescenta, was promoted to the rank of captain commissioned to serve in the Medical Corps of the Army.

The university is the Department of Defense’s military school of medicine which educates students for direct accession in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Public Health Science.

At the school, students complete a four-year course of study to be a military physician.

The curriculum includes extra hours in epidemiology, health promotion, disease prevention, tropical medicine, leadership and field exercises, medical effects of weapons of mass destruction, and other subjects.

The Uniformed Services University is the nation’s only fully accredited federal school of medicine and graduate school of nursing, and has a worldwide reputation as a center of excellence for military medical education and research.

Lee graduated in 1999 from Polytechnic School, Pasadena and received a bachelor’s degree in 2003 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

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