Company/Organization: HUMC Pharmacy Dept.
Mentor(s):Elizabeth Tamakloe, Nilesh Desai
Topic of Internship
HUMC Pharmacy Dept.
Hackensack University Medical Center was founded in 1888 with 12 beds and as Bergen County's first hospital. Hackensack University Medical Center is one of Bergen Countyís largest employers with over 7,200 employees. The hospitals annual budget is about 1 billion dollars. The more than 1,400 physicians and dentists on the medical and dental staff represent the full spectrum of specialties and subspecialties. The medical center has a volunteer population of more than 1,600 men, women, and teenagers, who donate approximately 200,000 hours to the medical center each year. Today there are approximately 1,400 doctors on staff. The medical center adds an average of 100 doctors a year. Hackensack University Medical Center plans on being the largest hospital by the year 2012.
Summary of Internship
Since Iíve started this internship at HUMC pharmacy I have met many new people and have learned a lot about the pharmaceutical industry. I have worked with the pharmacy technicians filling medications and putting labels on the medications. Also, I have helped take out all returned medications and placed them back on the corresponding bins that have been assigned to the different patients of the hospital. For a while now I have been working in the robot room, which is a room where all medications are packaged individually one pill per package in order to make sure that all medications are not tampered with and are safe to distribute throughout the hospital.
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