Student Information

Student Name

Daniel Pustelnik




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center

Mentor(s):Raimondo Pollaro

Topic of Internship

Biomedical Engineering

Background Information

Hackensack Medical Center is one of the top 50 hospitals in the United States. It was founded in 1888 with 12 beds as Bergen County's first hospital. Today the hospital is huge; consisting of over 10 different buildings on a 4 block radius the hospital has more people at any time than a small city's population It is also a non-profit teach and research center. With more than 1,400 physicians with specialists, Hackensack Medical Center is nationally recognized for its patient care and service. Hackensack Medical Center is also constantly expanding and improving, including a whole new emergency and surgery building.

Summary of Internship

I intern for the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Hackensack University Medical Center which is responsible for repairing, servicing, and replacing all the equipment in the hospital. Hospital equipment can be considered any machine involved with any aspect of patient care. The equipment ranges from harmless flat screens in the nursing units to bone saws for surgery. The Biomedical Engineering department of HUMC is one of the most important in the hospital. It is here that I learned various theories and hands-on, technical skills related to machines that I see as a doctor in the future. I strongly suggest looking into this internship if you’re even slightly interested in either medicine or engineering.

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