Company/Organization: Hackensack Pediatrics
Mentor(s):Dr. Mo Tantawi M.D.
Topic of Internship
Hackensack Pediatrics is located in Hackensack, New Jersey in a prime location right around the corner from Hackensack University Medical Center. The doors of this office were opened thirty years ago by Dr. Mona Tantawi. With the help of my mentor, Dr. Mo Tantawi, Hackensack Pediatrics has become one of the most successful pediatric offices in New Jersey attending to over three hundred adolescents. Today, Hackensack Pediatrics consists of seven doctors along with many medical assistants. Hackensack Pediatrics renders to babies and adolescents up to the age of twenty three and is vastly expanding the number of patients it aids.
Summary of Internship
I believe that this internship could be one of the most impacting. From day one you are present in the room when a patient is being examined. This close observation enables you to learn so much. Rather than reading files about patients, you are there to see their conditions and learn more about their diagnosis. In the medical field, everyoneís circumstances vary so you never see the same exact case every Thursday. Every time you walk away knowing something new that you hadnít known coming into internship. Although you arenít able to touch patients, there are some hands on experiences such as drawing vaccines and preparing strep test. The mentors are truly great doctors and through shadowing them you are able to see every aspect of a doctorís daily routine. By the end of the year you are able to picture yourself in their shoes!
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