Student Information

Student Name

Rani Chacko




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack Pediatrics

Mentor(s):Dr. Mo Tantawi M.D.

Topic of Internship

Medicine: Pediatrics

Background Information

Hackensack Pediatrics is located in Hackensack, New Jersey in the prime location right around the corner from Hackensack University Medical Center. The office was opened thirty years ago by Dr. Mona Tantawi and has prospered ever since. 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 a thousand 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 six and is vastly expanding its number of patients.

Summary of Internship

Before attending my internship at Hackensack Pediatrics, I was fully prepared to be treated like a volunteer and expected that I would have to spend my days filing papers. To my surprise, on the first day I shadowed Dr. Mo Tantawi and did so every day after that. The learning experience that I have gained at this internship has been immeasurable. I never knew that I would have the opportunity to see so many different cases and patients. I also learned the method in which pediatricians diagnose patients with illnesses and how they help families take care of newborn children or toddlers. Even though the majority of what I do is observing, I have honestly learned so much about pediatric care at this internship. My responsibilities include filling up vaccines and helping Dr. Mo Tantawi with miscellaneous tasks. Being an intern at Hackensack Pediatrics has taught me so many life lessons that I will definitely use in the future.

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