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Russian physicians get a taste of American medicine

Ryan Spoone of the University of South Carolina Beaufort, right, shows visiting Russian physicians Irina Suvorkina and Aleksandr Vladyko a simulated hospital patient known as a SimMan at the USCB Department of Nursing classroom at the Okatie campus on Tuesday.
Ryan Spoone of the University of South Carolina Beaufort, right, shows visiting Russian physicians Irina Suvorkina and Aleksandr Vladyko a simulated hospital patient known as a SimMan at the USCB Department of Nursing classroom at the Okatie campus on Tuesday. Jay Karr

A group of five Russian physicians, hosted by local Rotarians, is visiting Beaufort County this week through the Open World program to study the American health care system, as well as to learn about state and local governments.

Funded primarily by the U.S. Congress and managed by the independent Open World Leadership Center, Open World is designed to enhance understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by developing a network of leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand exposure to America's democratic government and free-market system.

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