Student Information

Student Name

Jonathan Vasquez




Internship Information

Company/Organization: HackensackUMC

Mentor(s):Joseph Idoko

Topic of Internship

Biomedical Engineering

Background Information

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) is a non profit, research and teaching hospital situated in Hackensack, New Jersey. The hospital was founded in 1888 and was the first hospital in Bergen County. HUMC was the first hospital to ever receive the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence by the ANA. The hospital is known for its Cancer Center, which happens to be the largest in New Jersey and among the top 10 in the nation. In 2011, HUMC was put on the list of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by the Becker's Hospital Review. It is currently the largest provider of medical services in New Jersey and the fourth largest in the nation.

Summary of Internship

If interested in the field, an internship for Biomedical Engineering at HUMC is a good place to start looking. By working with my mentor, Joseph Idoko, I learned a lot about the field of work for Biomedical Engineering that deals with medical equipment and electrical safety. He taught me small things like basic circuitry and how to analyze and interpret circuits, which I know is knowledge that will be of great value in the future. We also walked around the hospital a lot, which gave me the opportunity to learn about the different departments in the hospital, medical terminology, and how several pieces of equipment worked. Joseph not only taught me basic knowledge about the profession, but we also had several deep discussions about work ethic, social skills, and life in general. I enjoyed this internship a lot and I strongly recommend it for anyone looking for an opportunity to explore the field of Biomedical Engineering.

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