Student Information

Student Name

Pratik Shah




Internship Information

Company/Organization: The Valley Hospitalís Robert and Audrey Luckow Pav

Mentor(s):Mr. Louis A. Spinelli R.P.

Topic of Internship

Medicine Ė Pharmacy

Background Information

The Robert and Audrey Luckow Pavilion is a facility of The Valley Hospital It includes the George R. Jaqua Same Day Services Center, the Daniel and Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center, and the Valley Health Pharmacy. The Luckow Pavilion serves to lessen the congestion at the Valley Hospital by providing services such as same-day surgery, chemotherapy, and retail pharmacy. The Jaqua Same Day Services Center houses six Same Day Surgical Suites and provides many types of surgery that can be completed within a 24-hour stay. The Blumenthal Cancer Center provides radiation oncology, TomoTherapy, chemotherapy infusion, PET scanning, surgical oncology, clinical trials & cancer registry program, oncologistsí offices and cancer prevention and detection programs. The Luckow Pavilion houses a state-of-the-art cancer center in the tri-state area. The Luckow Pavilion houses many noteworthy centers and strives to provide great care, service, and a good experience with its certified and successful employees such as nurses, surgeons, and pharmacists.

Summary of Internship

Being an intern at the Robert and Audrey Luckow Pavilion with Mr. Louis Spinelli as my mentor has provided me with an unforgettable experience and a great deal of knowledge. Since I work in the Same Day Surgery portion of the facility, I am able to view a patientís comfortable journey from pre-operation to operation to recovery as they leave home the very same day they entered. At first, a trust had to be built between the medical professionals and myself. I started the first few weeks observing the flow of the patientís and the floor and assisted the nurses by helping the patients have a comfortable stay. At the same time, in the pharmacy aspect of my work, I was able to move up from observing Mr. Spinelli mix medications to mixing them myself to get a hands on experience for practice or delivering proper medication to the operating rooms made by Mr. Spinelli himself. A durable relationship has formed between surrounding doctors, my mentor, and myself. For example, some days I am able to observe procedures such as a cataract surgery. As a striving future medical student, I feel that this internship has truly been able to give me a taste of what the reality of the medical field is. Being able to receive feedback and advice from doctors and nurses working around me has given me countless help and assistance for my future. With an amazing mentor and amiable atmosphere, an internship in the Pharmacy Department of the Robert and Audrey Luckow Pavilion has been truly advantageous and beneficial.

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