Student Information

Student Name

Yakov Ratner




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC)

Mentor(s):Elizabeth Taylor

Topic of Internship


Background Information

Hackensack University Medical Center's standing as one of New Jersey's and the nation's healthcare leaders is driven by a commitment to quality. At Hackensack University Medical Center, quality means always striving to deliver the best medicine to our patients. It means always re-evaluating the delivery of healthcare to ensure that high standards are achieved. It means never turning away from a community need, but instead redoubling our efforts and commitment to respond to those needs. Hackensack University Medical Center is Bergen County's largest employer with a work force of more than 7,200 employees and an annual budget of $1 billion. 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.

Summary of Internship

Working at HUMCís Pharmacy Department is not for the lazy. It requires meticulous attention to detail, dedication, and innovation. Interns generally do technicianís duties. These include sorting and restocking the medication, filling out orders, and drawing up different solutions or tonics. Thereís always something to do and not enough people to do everything. As an intern you get the unique experience to try everything in the pharmacy, not the same daily set of activities that hired employees do. This gives one great knowledge of not only how to do each task, but how they fit together to form a bustling pharmacy. You also gain a broad knowledge about the medications, treatments, and tools used in the pharmacy. The team there is very knowledgeable and helpful.

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