Student Information

Student Name

Karina Montoya




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Englewood Hospital

Mentor(s):Vindra Marsoubian

Topic of Internship

Physical Therapy

Background Information

Englewood Hospital is located in Englewood, New Jersey, is a non-profit, non-sectarian voluntary health care facility that officially opened its doors on June 14, 1890. It is affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education. It succeeds with its acute-care and community teaching hospital which trains medical residents in a variety of disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, and more. It is well known for its renowned bloodless medicine and surgery program, oncology and joint replacement services, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care. It is also known for its high level of compassionate care, and is one of the hospitals nationwide to be in the six percent honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a n that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.

Summary of Internship

Every Thursday, I have a great opportunity to experience a day at the Englewood Hospital. Not only am I gaining a workplace experience, am I as well getting a chance to surround myself in a new environment with physical therapists. I arrive at the hospital at nine in the morning and I go to the rehabilitation department on the second floor to the Physical Therapy section. I first check every room to see if the bed linens and pillow cases need to be changed, and if so I change it. After I see every room cleaned for the next patient, I clean the gym equipment’s with wipes. If the rooms are all occupied with patients, I sit down and ask one of the employees if there is anything he would like me to do. He will then assign me a task such as making copies, or printing out documents. After I do the work for him, others would start to gain trust and ask me if I can do projects for them. The projects include scanning paperwork and emailing it to his/her account, take out old paperwork from binders, fold paper into pamphlets, and re-stocking before lunch is a must During my time as an intern, I have learned many things I can take on to my future. Not only have a learned how to be more communicative with adults, I’ve also learned how to act with my coworkers and to maintain a professional relationship in the hospital setting. I learned how to use the printing machine and learned how to speak out more frequently. As time passes, I realize how physical therapist interacts not only to each other, but to their patients. I am grateful for this experience since it gives me the opportunity to see whether I still want to pursue a career in physical therapy, and as in right now I still do. Having this internship gave me a different viewpoint in life and is one experience I will never forget.

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