Student Information

Student Name

Harry Qi




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Mentor(s):Dr. Herbert Dardik

Topic of Internship

Operating Room

Background Information

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was incorporated in 1888 as a non-profit, non-sectarian voluntary health care facility devoted to the care, maintenance and curing of the sick, the injured and the infirm. It officially opened its doors at Englewood, New Jersey on June 14, 1890. It is an affiliate of Mount Sinai in New York and is a member of the Mount Sinai Health System. Englewood Hospital provides services in an array of fields including cancer care, sleep disorders, neurology, and gastroenterology, and serves as a vascular institute. It is renowned for the revolutionary work performed in bloodless medicine and surgery and its deep vascular institution. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has evolved into a major medical and academic institution, providing world class medicine in a community setting. Dr. Herbert Dardik is Chief of the Department of Surgery, Chief of Vascular Surgery, and the Director of the Vascular Fellowship Training Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Dardik is also the Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Aside from clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Dardik has published numerous papers in vascular surgery. He has written two books, 44 chapter contributions, and 156 articles. He has been invited as a speaker to various national and international meetings throughout his career. Dr. Dardik is a leader in limb salvage surgery and is a renowned educator of surgeons throughout the U.S. and the world. In 2002, The Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery awarded Dr. Dardik the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to society and vascular surgery.

Summary of Internship

My internship at the Operating Room of Englewood Hospital has been quite amazing. Iíve been especially lucky to have Dr. Dardik as my mentor. He is extremely devoted to our education, even as lowly high school interns, and tries his best to give us ample opportunity to explore the medical field. At the Operating Room, Iíve gained a better appreciation for what surgery is all about. By shadowing the doctors here, who are all very nice, Iíve captured a glimpse of what itís like being a surgeon is really like.

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