King’s Fork student gains skills over summer

Published 9:51 pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Madison D. Galloway, a 16-year-old junior honors student at King’s Fork High School, was selected as a 2019 Invited Scholar to represent her school at a two-week National Youth Leadership Forum Advanced Medicine & Health Care program this summer.

The NYLF program was held on the campus of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care program affords students the opportunity to participate in collegiate-level lectures and advanced simulations designed to challenge their abilities and provide them with in-depth exposure to various specialized medical fields.

Madison virtually entered a realistic operating room environment and worked with the same cutting-edge technologies used by medical schools and top clinical research centers around the world. She got up close and personal with real human organs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Gross Anatomy Lab and took a guided visit of the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Madison, who says she was nervous at first and didn’t know what to expect, completed her first set of sutures the evening she arrived at the university. She mentioned she enjoyed working with medical simulations, an educational aid to replicate clinical scenarios, and looked forward to a visit to the R. Adams Shock Trauma Center. Madison met and became friends with students from all over, from Chesapeake to Germany and Russia, just to name a few.

She offered that she was glad she was chosen and afforded the opportunity to attend the NYLF program. Madison said when told her dog Xavier missed her, to tell him “Daddy and Mommy sent me away!”

Madison is the daughter of Joey and Vanessa Galloway, of Suffolk.