Company/Organization: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Mentor(s):Vindra Marsoubian, Carol Hoth, Anna Costa
Topic of Internship
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was started by Mrs. Sheppard Homans and Stephen Clarke as an association. Construction of the building began in November 1889 and by June 14, 1890 the building was housed on 3 acres with only 12 beds. On June 25, 1890 the very first patient was admitted to the hospital. By the 21st century Englewood Hospital had grown to the largest voluntary acute care hospital in Bergen County and the 3rd largest in New Jersey. Now the hospital is considered to be a major teaching hospital through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education.
Summary of Internship
In the hospital I was specifically placed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Every Thursday, the doctor I shadowed would vary from two neonatologist, Dr. Howard Mazin or Dr. Elizabeth Carlin. I would shadow either of them to various deliveries, both vaginal and cesarean sections. I also observed the nurses as they provided care to the various newborns and as they conducted rounds on the patients with the doctors. Throughout this experience I was exposed to many new things. I learned how to care for premature babies as well as sick babies. I also learned about the abundant amount of diseases or birth defects associated with newborns. I was also able to learn the importance of communication between the patientsí parents and the doctors and nurses providing for them. I would recommend this senior experience to anyone interested in the medical field, especially the field of neonatology or pediatrics. This experience has definitely enhanced my love for medicine and ensured me of my dream of becoming a doctor.
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