Student Information

Student Name

Aditya Bhalla

Email

aditb27@hotmail.com

Academy

Bio-Med

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Valley Hospital

Mentor(s):Katie Maraventano

Topic of Internship

Cardiac & ER

Background Information

The hospital is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. This hospital is a non-profit organization and has 451 beds. In 2012, 49,936 people were admitted to Valley, 76,812 people were treated in the Emergency Department and 3,146 babies were born. In 2013, the hospital was awarded its tenth J. D. Power and Associates recognition for providing an outstanding inpatient experience. The hospital is high performing in gastroenterology & GI surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics, and in Urology. They have 67 physicians and dentist working full time and 34 working part time. They have 660 nurses working full time and 600 nurses working part time. They provide many inpatient services such as birthing room, heart cauterization, heart surgery, psychiatric care and neonatal intensive care. They have many outpatient services such as bariatric, chemotherapy, fitness center, Kidney dialysis, physical rehabilitation and sleep center as well. They even have patient/family support services such as help with government services and cancer services. Every Thursday, I have the opportunity to shadow doctors and learn many aspects about the world of medicine. I gain real workplace experience instead of learning in a traditional classroom setting. Every Thursday morning I sign in at the volunteer office and then immediately report to the Valley Hospital Emergency Department. From there I either get the opportunity to shadow a doctor or I get to go to the triage department. At triage I get to see how a patient is admitted into the hospital. The tasks that the nurse performs show me what is necessary to check immediately and what can be assessed at a later date. When I get assigned a doctor, I shadow him and see how he interacts and diagnosis his patients. Having the opportunity to shadow a medical professional is truly a gift since it gives me the opportunity to see the interactions between a doctor and his patients. During my time here as an intern, I have built a healthy relationship with the hospital staff. Interacting with a different doctors and nurses each week has allowed me to make better connections and gain new insight in the world of medicine. This is truly a rewarding experience and one that I am truly grateful for.

Summary of Internship

Every Thursday, I have the opportunity to shadow doctors and learn many aspects about the world of medicine. I gain real workplace experience instead of learning in a traditional classroom setting. Every Thursday morning I sign in at the volunteer office and then immediately report to the Valley Hospital Emergency Department. From there I either get the opportunity to shadow a doctor or I get to go to the triage department. At triage I get to see how a patient is admitted into the hospital. The tasks that the nurse performs show me what is necessary to check immediately and what can be assessed at a later date. When I get assigned a doctor, I shadow him and see how he interacts and diagnosis his patients. Having the opportunity to shadow a medical professional is truly a gift since it gives me the opportunity to see the interactions between a doctor and his patients. During my time here as an intern, I have built a healthy relationship with the hospital staff. Interacting with a different doctors and nurses each week has allowed me to make better connections and gain new insight in the world of medicine. This is truly a rewarding experience and one that I am truly grateful for.

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