Student Information

Student Name

Stephanie Lopez




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack Pediatrics

Mentor(s):Dr. Mohamed Tantawi, M.D.

Topic of Internship


Background Information

Hackensack Pediatrics is located in Hackensack, New Jersey in a prime location directly around the corner from the 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. Mohamed Tantawi, Hackensack Pediatrics has become one of the most successful pediatric offices in New Jersey attending to over 15,000 patients. 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 greatly expanding the number of patients providing services to.

Summary of Internship

Before starting my internship, I was mentally preparing myself to receive responsibilities such as filing papers, answering telephones and not going anywhere near the patients. However, the first day of my internship, Dr. Mohamed Tantawi also known as Dr. Mo told me that I was allowed in the examination rooms with the patients. The learning experience is unlimited; I have the opportunity to view many different cases and help diagnose different sicknesses. I have also had the opportunity of being taught how to draw up vaccines. I have the opportunity to learn how a pediatric office works whether it is diagnosing a sick patient or learning the business side of a private medical practice. My position as an intern is to basically shadow Dr. Mo. Being an intern at Hackensack Pediatrics has definitely reassured me that this is the correct career path for me. Dr. Mo has been a wonderful mentor and has definitely shown me that this job is not only a job where you’re always learning but it is also very rewarding.

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