This summer, Zoe Singman is shadowing a Head & Neck Cancer surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She observes her in both the clinic and the operating room and she is performing a clinical research project with her as well.

In Zoe’s own words: “I am really enjoying my experience! I am learning about basic outpatient and surgical care, and I feel it is most rewarding to observe the unique patient-physician relationship. I am inspired by the surgeon’s gentle, caring manner and her staunch advocacy of the patient in the clinic and the operating room. This experience ties directly into my career goal as a physician as I am becoming familiarized with the daily schedule and activities of a doctor. I also hope to one day emulate the amazing bedside manner that I have been privileged to see.”