Student Information

Student Name

Raina Bembry




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center

Mentor(s):Catherine Dipasquale

Topic of Internship


Background Information

Hackensack University Medical Center is one of America’s 50 best hospitals. Hackensack University Medical Center, a 775-bed teaching and research hospital, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state of New Jersey. Today, this not-for-profit, tertiary-care, teaching and research hospital serves as the hub of healthcare for northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. 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. Hackensack University Medical Center offers one of the region's most modern campuses, which is continually updated and expanded to incorporate emerging clinical approaches, medicine, and technologies.

Summary of Internship

Interning out of the Volunteer Office of the hospital is a lot of fun. Since the hospital is so enormous, there is always a task for you to do. In the mornings, I have an assignment to complete in different sections of the hospital. Usually these assignments are related to my field of interest. In the afternoons I intern in the Volunteer Office as a courier. I get to transport blood, fold linens while viewing new born babies, and make charts for the nurses. This internship is a lot of fun and allows me to see many different fields of medicine located in the hospital.

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