Student Information

Student Name

Chul Shin




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Active Joints Orthopedics

Mentor(s):Michael DeRogatis

Topic of Internship

Orthopedic medicine

Background Information

The goal of Active Joints Orthopedics is to deliver the highest standard of orthopedic care and personal attention to every patient. Operated by Dr. David Feldman and his small team of medical professionals, it strives to employ the latest, proven technologies to offer state- of-the art services as part of the care. Whether you have a sports injury or are in need of a hip replacement, it is committed to help you achieve your goal. Active Joints Orthopedics is devoted to practicing the latest advancements in Orthopedic surgical techniques: computer assisted total joint replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, partial joint replacements, resurfacings, all-arthroscopic reconstructive surgery and spine surgeries. At Active Joints, stretching, strengthening, and reeducating a patientís muscles and joints are the primary route to healing.

Summary of Internship

As an intern at Active Joints Orthopedics, I was given the unique opportunity to learn how a private medical office is operated. With my mentor, I learned about the immense specialty of orthopedics. By shadowing my mentor and helping him with little tasks like conducting simple physical examinations, I acquired more knowledge about the field. Every week, I accompany my mentor and examine patients. We examine a broad range of patients with problems as small as discomfort in the shoulders to post-operative patients that have had a total knee replacement. Through my internship, I was exposed to the most advanced methods of orthopedics treatments. With my mentorís guidance, I am now able to diagnose simple degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis through x-ray and figure out the best treatment methods for different problems. Each week, I learn something new at internship, and I have recently realized that the information I gather is priceless.

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