Student Information

Student Name

Yulissa Rojas




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center

Mentor(s):Wayne Prowitz

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. Now it is a non-profit teach and research center. It is also Bergen Country's largest employer with an annual budget of $1 billion and more than 7,200 employees. With more than 1,400 physicians with specialists, Hackensack Medical Center is nationally recognized for its patient care and service. The hospital also contains more than 1,600 devoted volunteers who have donated approximately 200,000 hours to the medical center each year. Hackensack Medical Center has won many awards for its great service and research, which continues today.

Summary of Internship

The Biomedical Engineering Department in HUMC is one of the most important departments in the hospital. There job is to make sure that all of the patient related care equipment in the hospital are functioning properly and that they meet all manufactures specifications. Some examples are as follow: such as ECG, SCD, SPO’2, NBP, and even items like a fridge and a microwave that are used for special needs are performing properly, and each item is registered correctly into a database (for tracking purposes). I learned various theories and hands-on, technical skills related to machines that I would have learned years from now. All this knowledge really put me ahead of the competition. My mentor Wayne (technician), has taught me how to not get in the way of people such as nurses when we work on equipment. He has taught me life lessons and good work ethics which are going to help me in life. I strongly suggest looking into this internship even if you’re slightly interested.

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