Thursday, February 6, 2014

Neurosurgery Under the Mentorship of Dr. Madden

Liberty High School junior Sindhu Senthilkumar is pursuing neurosurgery as her topic of study in ISM this year. She particularly enjoys learning about the central nervous system and believes that the ISM program has greatly expanded her knowledge in this field by providing her with countless opportunities. Under the mentorship of Dr. Christopher Madden, the CMO of Parkland Hospital and Health System and UTSW neurosurgeon, Sindhu has had the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the healthcare system and gain more exposure in the hospital environment.  Through shadowing her mentor, Sindhu has gained a greater understanding of both the clinical aspect of medicine as well as the administrative perspective.  She is sure that her experiences this year will aid her greatly in the years to come and help her reach her long term aspirations of becoming a successful neurosurgeon and compassionate doctor.