Aaliyah AC Paul
Company/Organization: Hackensack Pediatrics
Mentor(s):Dr. Mohammed Tantawi, M.D.
Topic of Internship
Located not even two minutes away from Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack Pediatrics is one of the most successful pediatric practices in New Jersey. Dr. Mona Tantawi began the practice almost thirty years ago in 1985. Since then, Dr. Tantawi, with the help of my mentor, Dr. Mohamed Tantawi, and four other pediatricians, has made Hackensack Pediatrics into a first-class practice for children and adolescents. The practice consists of a total of six pediatricians along with numerous medical assistants and nurses. It takes care of thousands of patients from newborns to age twenty-six. The practice is always growing and continues to provide superior service to its many patients.
Summary of Internship
On Thursdays, I enjoy waking up and attending internship because the atmosphere is welcoming. Dr. Tantawi is extremely patient and im greatful that he gave me the opportunity to shadow him and learn as an intern. I have been able to learn how to do things that medical students have had the opportunity to do. I have learned how to prepare vaccines for the doctor to give to his patients. The only time Iím able to prepare medication is when the patient is a baby and when the parents are comfortable. Also, I was able to prepare Strep Tests for patients that need to find out whether they have strep or not. I have learned about the different types of common illnesses that come during certain seasons. I enjoy learning new things every Thursday because it is a learning experience and maybe in the future I could reference what Iíve learned from Dr.Tantawi.
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