Company/Organization: Englewood hospital and Medical Center
Mentor(s):Dr. Herbert A. Dardik
Topic of Internship
Englewood Hospital was incorporated in 1888 as a non-profit, non-sectarian voluntary health care facility devoted to "the care, maintenance and cure of the sick, the injured and the infirm." It officially opened its doors on June 14, 1890 in a 12 bed wooden building on a three acre tract of land on Engle Street. Englewood Hospital is the number one hospital in cardiac surgery and is highly regarded as one of the top hospitals in the U.S. This hospital is continuously being expanded upon and renovated allowing the creation of new and or larger prosperous departments.
Summary of Internship
My internship took place in the operating room of the surgical ward. Under the direction of Dr. Herbert A. Dardik and various other doctors, I and three other students observed a variety of surgical procedures. These include several new types of laparoscopic and vascular surgeries that are advancing the field of medicine. Dr. Dardik is a leading vascular surgeon and is world renowned for his success. As such, we were very lucky to be under his direction, which also allowed us access to the surgical research lab on the top floor of the hospital. We learned how to handle and inject rats for research purposes. On some weeks, we go through different departments of the hospital like the ICU, pathology, and the emergency room. Needless to say, some of this internship can be intense and not for the feint of heart, but if your up to it, it can be incredibly rewarding.
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