Student Information

Student Name

Benjamin Amoah




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 is the leader in providing high quality medical care and emergency services with top-rated doctors in a wide range of specialties and esteemed nurses in Bergen County, New Jersey. As a teaching hospital through its affiliation with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Englewood Hospital offers sophisticated care and advanced technology to patients as well as a humanistic environment where people can develop their knowledge and fulfill their aspirations. Dr. Herbert Dardik is Chief of the Department of Surgery, Cheif 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 the 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 Englewood Hospital mainly takes place in the Operating Room. Here We shadow doctors and observe surgeries throughout the day. Some days we are allowed to go to the rat lab and operation on them and learn the anatomy of the body. On rotation days we go to other parts of the hospitaol to learn about what occurs there. These sections include Pathology, the Emegency Room, the Intensive Care Unit, and the Blood Bank. Every so often, Dr. Dardik meets up with us and checks on our progress. Dr. Dardik is the Cheif of Vascular Surgery, and has had interns from the Bergen Academies. He also has medical students from University of Pennsylvannia and Mount Sinai. He's had many students under his wing and he's knows how to bring the best out of his students. No matter how busy he is in the Operating Room, Dr. Dardik is always willing to teach us his words of wisdom and teaching us something new.

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