Student Information

Student Name

Anshuk Kakria




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center

Mentor(s):Catherine Dipasqualle

Topic of Internship


Background Information

HUMC was founded in 1888 with only 12 beds and was Bergen County’s first hospital. It is non-profit and now has over 7,200 employees and a budget of $1 billion. There are more than 1,600 volunteers who donate about 200,000 hours of service every year. Every patient gets the utmost respect and priority. As stated by their website,”Dedication means never turning away from a community need, but instead redoubling our efforts and commitment to respond to those needs.” The hospital is nationally recognized in its patient care and has won many awards for its superior service.

Summary of Internship

A prestigious internship at the HUMC is perfect for anyone who wishes to explore different parts of the hospital and learn a little bit about each department. As couriers, the interns will go around the hospital visiting different departments and learning about the various professions in the hospital. If needed, students can also stay in a specific department, such as physical therapy, and assist the professionals working there. Everyone is very helpful and willing to answer any questions that they are asked. Inspiration can be found even in the remotest and most unexpected tedious tasks that seem monotonous and tedious. For example, one time I spent a good four hours or so doing repetitive computer work that seemed useless to me. Upon further scrutinization of the paperwork, I found that each paper I was filing had very valuable information for me. Each paper listed different medical school and colleges that the doctors there went to, which I really needed to know. I was in the midst of looking for my colleges and that list of schools helped me find the most popular ones in the Eastern area. I looked them up at home and ended up going to one of them. Overall, an internship at HUMC is a great experience for anyone and can be a lot of fun.

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