Student Information

Student Name

Jazmine Platon




Internship Information

Company/Organization: The Valley Hospital

Mentor(s):Dr. Schiffman, Dr. Young, Dr. Lee , Dr. Jinivinian

Topic of Internship

Pediatric Emergency Room

Background Information

The Valley Hospital is a fully-accredited, acute care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 440,000 people in 32 towns in Bergen County and adjoining communities. As a not-for-profit hospital, Valley is committed to giving back to the community. Valley serves the community by providing thousands of hours of healthcare education and screenings, support groups and classes to assist those in need, and care to all those who come through their doors, regardless of their ability to pay. The Valley Hospital is proud of its history of quality patient care and community service.

Summary of Internship

Interning at The Valley Hospital was both an amazing and enriching experience. When I was given the opportunity to choose which department I wanted to intern with, I chose the Pediatric Emergency Room. Every Thursday I basically shadowed one of the four doctors on call. Having the opportunity to follow around a doctor allowed me to see a real work environment. I observed the patient/doctor interaction and I learned how doctors diagnose patients. I also was able to witness some pretty cool things, like a patient who attempted suicide. Some days were slow and had minor emergency patients, but other days were hectic and had countless patients in need of assistance. Overall, interning at The Valley Hospital was extremely rewarding.

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