Meet Sasha Lenus

INDS B.S A Biopsychosocial Approach to Neurodegenerative Disorders

Spring 2019 Capstone

Music Therapy as an Alternative Therapy Contributes to a Holistic Model of Medical Care for Aging Individuals with Neurodegenerative Diseases



My INDS Degree

Just as each part of the brain integrates to create the functional whole, neuroscience, the study of the brain, lies at the intersection of fields from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. My degree, A Biopsychosocial Approach to Neurodegenerative Disorders, is designed to aid in creating a holistic understanding of the biological and behavioral causes of neurodegenerative diseases within aging populations, as well as the biopsychosocial factors which impact the traditional therapies such as drug treatment, and alternative therapies such as music therapy.

Post Graduation Plans

My immediate post-graduation plans are to pursue an MD/MPH, and I will begin the application process this coming cycle (Summer 2018). Schools I am planning to apply to include: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, to name a few.

Courses In My Degree Plan

✅ Practicing Medicine: Develop the necessary skills to pursue higher education in medical school by completing the pre-medical requirements (BIOL 300L, 302, 302L, 303 / CHEM 351, 351L, 352, 352L,437 / STAT 350)

Neurology: Gain an understanding of the causes and effects of neurological diseases and their treatments (PSYC 335, 370, 375, 390 / BIOL 300L)

Healthcare: Expand the understanding of healthcare through the lens of the biopsychosocial model (ANTH 312 / PSYC 307, 385 / PSYC 307 / AGNG 320)

Music Theory: Reinforce a background in music technique and theory (MUSC 230, 303)

Individualized Study: Develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary approach (INDS 330H, 335, 399, 430, 480, 490H)