Company/Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center
Mentor(s):Ramiro Ramos, Beena Vaidya, Mary Ferrara
Topic of Internship
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the countyís first hospital, comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 team members and 3,300 physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Reportís 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals.
Summary of Internship
My weekly internship at Hackensack University Medical Center consists of a wide range of tasks on the Non-Invasive Cardiology department floor. When I arrive in the morning I report to 5Main and shadow an echocardiogram technician. We receive our cases for the day, which range from inpatient, outpatient, bedside, NICU, PICU, and nursery patients. I have observed multiple tests in the past ranging from echocardiograms to transesophogeal echocardiograms, as well as stress test echocardiograms. The patients range from one-day year old newborns to those in their 80s and 90s. I can certainly state that this internship has affirmed my future aspirations of wanting to join the medical field, specializing in Cardiology.
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