Indian Hill High School Student Excels During Mercy Health - Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Internship

(CINCINNATI; July 2, 2015) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that incoming Indian Hill High School Senior Maddie Entine has completed a weeklong orthopaedic internship. Entine worked alongside orthopaedic surgeon Robert Rhoad, MD of Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, a partner of Mercy Health, who was impressed with her interest in all facets of orthopaedic and sports medicine.

“Maddie was interested in the full experience of working in a busy practice and we completed a very good, eventful week together,” said Dr. Rhoad. “She spent her time very productively, learning from us in clinic, in the operating room and in physical therapy. I’ve no doubt that if she chooses to pursue a career in this kind of medicine that she’ll serve her patients well.”

"Through this experience I had relevant real-world time with doctors and surgical teams and exposure to their patients and cases...and because of it, I can now say that I fully intend on pursuing a career in medicine,” said Entine. “Thanks again to Dr. Rhoad and his team for the opportunity."

Entine won the opportunity to serve alongside Dr. Rhoad in a formal internship as part of a school district fundraising auction. The annual auction supports various school organizations while also affording students unique opportunities, such as the orthopaedic internship.

“We created the Orthopaedic Internship so that a student can learn firsthand what it’s like to serve as an orthopaedic surgeon. The student gains a familiarity with the requisite training process and for one week steps from high school all the way to practicing medicine,” said Dr. Rhoad. “Students considering a career in medicine experience a week in the life of a physician, which can help them decide if this is the path they want to follow.”