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Physician Assistant

Fairview Heights, Illinois, United States
August 31, 2017

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Courtney M. Gregson

Phone 618-***-**** ***** Lincoln Trail

Fairview Heights, IL 62208


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Physician Assistant Program, Carbondale, IL

M.S., Physician Assistant Studies, August 2017

Masters Project:

A Peculiar Case of Hemoptysis: Microscopic Polyangiitis Secondary to Underlying Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. In addition to research of this rare vasculitis, I looked further into the socioeconomic effects that result from having a severe autoimmune condition, including transportation, medication costs, familial circumstances, frequent hospitalizations, employment, etc. Updated and more efficient forms of treatment were also investigated. This was presented at a Master’s Seminar held at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Information was shared with other healthcare providers that may carry the information on to help their own patients that may suffer from an autoimmune condition and the socioeconomic impact that accompanies it.

Clinical Rotations:

Family Practice Steeleville Family Practice 160 hours

Internal Medicine Memorial Hospital 200 hours

Family Practice Memorial Medical Group 200 hours

Surgery Lincoln Surgical Group 240 hours

Pediatrics Right From the Start Pediatrics 240 hours

Ob/Gyn Grace Women’s Healthcare 200 hours

ER Memorial Hospital 200 hours

Cardiology Prairie Cardiovascular 200 hours

Psychiatry Touchette Regional Hospital 240 hours

Geriatrics Memorial Medical Group 200 hours

Family Practice Progressive Family Care 320 hours

Proficient in:

Venipuncture, initiation of intravenous infusions, obtaining and interpretation of EKGs, aseptic and isolation techniques, collection of cultures, CPR, placement of catheters, Papanicolaou cytology smears, wound care and dressing changes, closure of wounds via suture, staples, and dermabond, using fluorescein eye staining, incision and drainage, local anesthesia, cryotherapy, placement of catheters, pelvic exam, and administration and prescription of medications.

Experience in:

Removal of ocular foreign bodies, casting and splinting, cardiac defibrillation, assisted respiration, endoscopy, colonoscopy, insertion and removal of central lines, endotracheal intubation, insertion and removal of chest tubes, thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, joint injections – knee/shoulder, splinting, NG/OG tube placement, nail removal, and bronchoscopy.

2010-2014 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, 2014

Employment Summary

2013-2015 Certified Nursing Red Bud Regional Hospital Red Bud, IL

Assistant/Ward Clerk

Performed any tasks delegated, including: performing vital signs, daily weights, informing nurses of changes in patient status, toileting, charting, feeding, dressing, ambulating, bathing, and helping with all activities of daily living. Ward clerk tasks consisted of maintaining the switchboard, answering call lights, chart preparation, facilitating discharges and admissions, organizing charts for the physician, and updating the census, among other clerical duties. (36-48 hrs. per week)


• 2016, St. Clement Community Foundation Scholarship, St. Clement Community Foundation

• 2015, St. Clement Community Foundation Scholarship, St. Clement Community Foundation

• 2012, Harrisonville Telephone Company Scholarship, Harrison Telephone Company, Waterloo, IL

• 2011, Scholarship, Southern Illinois University Department of Science, Carbondale, IL

• 2010, Dean’s Scholarship, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Honors and Awards

• 2015, Employee Safety Award, Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud, IL


• 2017, Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

• 2016, Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Providers

• 2016, Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

• 2013, Certified Nursing Assistant, Southwestern Illinois College

Professional Memberships

• 2015 - 2017, Student Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants

• 2015 - 2017, Student Member, Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants

Volunteer Experience

• 2008-2014, Perandoe Evansville Program, volunteered with developmentally disabled students during the summer program

Computer Skills

Computer charting and data entry, Word, Excel, Power Point

Experienced with multiple electronic health record systems

References Available Upon Request

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