Student Information

Student Name

Eric Saldarriaga




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hospital for Special Surgery

Mentor(s):Paola Monzon

Topic of Internship

Radiology & Imaging

Background Information

The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Midtown Manhattan is ranked the #1 Hospital for Orthopedics and Rheumatology in the United States. It pioneered the first total knee replacement in the 1920s. Founded in 1863 by Dr. James Knight and 20 prominent New Yorkers, HSS is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the country. The Hospital have many team physicians and athletic trainers for professional teams, such as, the NY Knicks, NY Mets, NY Giants, NJ Nets, CUNY Athletic Conference, and much more to be named.

Summary of Internship

My internship takes place in the Radiology and Imaging Department at the Hospital for Special Surgery. It is more like a job every Thursday at HSS, as my title is Patient Care Assistant Intern. Every Thursday I go to the floor manager to receive paperwork of the patients to be processed for the day. After I receive the papers, I go to the waiting room, call for the patient and tell them what they have to do to continue the X-ray process. I also help with transporting patients to various departments within radiology. I have become familiar with medical terms related to the X-rays so that I can let the X-ray tech know important information about the patient. This experience has moved me into considering Radiology as a career.

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