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Physician Assistant

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
April 08, 2018

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Maribeth A. Cowsert

**** ***** **** * *****, Apt E Indianapolis, IN 46220



Masters of Physician Assistant Studies May 2016-May 2018

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Bachelor of Science in Biology August 2013-February 2016

Grace College, Winona Lake, IN

Minor: Chemistry

Honors: Graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors, 2016; Outstanding Biology Graduate Award, 2016; Dean’s List (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016); NAIA Scholar Team Award member, 2014, 2015; NAIA NFCA Scholar Athlete, 2014; NCCAA Scholar Athlete, 2014, 2015; and Crossroads League Academic All-Conference, 2015.


Physician Assistant Certification May 2018

Advance Cardiovascular Life Support March 2017-Present

Basic Life Support May 2016-Present

Indiana CNA License August 2014-Present


Palliative/Hospice Care March 2018

St. Francis Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Indianapolis, IN

Preceptor: Dr. David Mandelbaum

Assisted in providing symptom management (i.e. pain, dyspnea, anxiety) for terminally or chronically ill patients; also assisted in initiating comfort measure only plans for patients reaching the end of their life

Performed comprehensive assessments of ill patients; collaborated with care teams, families, and patients to establish goals of care, advanced directives, and code statuses

Provided counseling and direct clinical and medical psychosocial support for individuals and family members affected by chronic illnesses

Visited hospice patients in their homes to reassess their eligibility for hospice

Internal Medicine February 2018

Infectious Disease of Indiana, St. Vincent Hospital, Riverview Hospital; Indianapolis, IN

Preceptor: Dr. Markian Bochan

Performed complex medical history and physical exams on consults, ordered and interpreted appropriate diagnostic laboratory tests and imaging, and aided in choosing appropriate antibiotic therapy in the inpatient setting

Observed several patients in the ICU and aided in their antibiotic coverage for preventative measures or targeted therapy, including a total artificial heart patient and LVAD patients

Assisted in wound care at the Riverview Health Wound Care Center by aiding in choosing the correct bandage coverage, antibiotic therapy if necessary, and debridement of the wound

Observed office follow-up appointments for patients with serious infections and immunocompromised patients on prophylactic antibiotic coverage; e.g. HIV, endocarditis, prosthetic joint infections, TB, MAC, transplant, and chemotherapy-recipient patients

OB/GYN January 2018

Avon OB/GYN ; Avon, IN

Preceptor: Dr. Ian Johnston

Provided quality obstetric care by assisting in thorough history taking, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions of pregnancy

Assisted in office procedures and OR procedures including annual screening exams, endometrial biopsies, IUD insertion, dilation and curettage, and hysteroscopy

Assisted in cesarean deliveries, along with observing vaginal deliveries and ultrasounds

Guided patients through their ante-partum, labor, and post-partum periods by providing education and counseling

Mental Health November 2017-December 2017

Children’s Resource Group; Indianapolis, IN

Preceptor: Dr. Josh Lowinsky

Assisted in providing psychiatric care to adult, children, and ASD patients in the outpatient setting, as well as at ROOTS, an IPS school for children who are struggling to succeed in school due to significant behavior or mental health concerns

Assisted in performing evaluations for Autism spectrum utilizing various scoring systems and testing modalities

Observed Life Coaching sessions for patients with ADD, ADHD, or ASD

Obtained the ability to form an integrated view of the patient beyond their diagnosis to include other aspects such as psychosocial and environmental factors

Pediatrics October 2017-November 2017

Community Hospital; Anderson, IN

Preceptor: Dr. Lauren Granger

Performed routine newborn exams and guided parents through newborn education

Gathered patient history and performed physical exams to aid in the diagnosis and treatment in the inpatient and outpatient setting

Assisted in circumcisions and newborn resuscitation

Assisted in utilizing the Finnegan scoring system to provide care for newborns experiencing withdrawal symptoms

General Surgery September 2017-October 2017

Healthy4Life, Community Hospital; Munster and Hobart, IN

Preceptor: Jennifer Corsbie, PA-C; Surgeon: Dr. Paul Stanish

Contributed to patient care within pre-, intra-, and post-operative settings and consultations

Served as first and second assist in a variety of surgeries including open abdominal exploration, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, ileostomy repair, laparoscopic colon resections, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair, AV graft/fistula placement, and laparoscopic bariatric surgeries (gastric sleeve and bypass)

Performed and assisted in wound closure, dressing changes, and post-operative dietary changes

Educated potential bariatric surgical candidates on lifestyle and diet changes pre- and post-operatively

Emergency Medicine August 2017-September 2017

St. Elizabeth-East Hospital; Lafayette, IN

Preceptors: Lauren Kaiser, PA-C; Laila Reed, PA-C

Worked with doctors, nurses, and various staff in the ER to improve the health and condition of each individual and to provide optimal patient medical management

Gathered patient history and performed physical exams along with ordering/interpreting laboratory tests, imaging studies, and other diagnostic procedures to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients

Performed various procedures including laceration repairs utilizing suturing and stapling, I&D’s, reduction of fractures, and pelvic exams

Internal Medicine July 2017-August 2017

Johnson Memorial Hospital Affiliates; Franklin, IN

Preceptors: Maggie Doty, PA- C; Dr. Gaston Dana

Elicited complex medical histories, interpreted laboratory results, developed tentative diagnoses, and formulated potential plans to enhance patient care

Adjusted and calculated insulin doses based on blood sugar logs, as well as assisted in programming the insulin pumps

Performed and assisted in ultrasound screenings, ultrasound-guided joint injections, ultrasound-guided thermal venous ablations, sclerotherapy, PRP injections, and wound debridement/care in the wound center

Family Medicine May 2017-July 2017

Pike Medical Consultants; Indianapolis, IN

Preceptors: Larry VanderMolen, PA-C; Chris Roman, PA-C, Daniel Sturm, PA-C

Assisted in all aspects of patient care across the life span, including detailed history, physical examinations, ordering and interpreting laboratory results and imaging studies, and delivering patient education

Diagnosed and assisted in the treatment of common urgent care problems including URI’s, pneumonia, UTI’s, STD’s, otitis media and externa, corneal abrasions, fractures/dislocations, and contact dermatitis

Practiced to improve skills of laceration repair, injections, venipuncture, cerumen impaction removal, fluorescein staining, and I&D technique


Emergency Medicine April 2018

Franciscan- St. Francis Health; Mooresville, IN

Preceptor: Carrie Klingman, PA-C


Pharmacy Technician September 2015-April 2016

Marsh Pharmacy; Warsaw, IN

Communicated with healthcare providers, insurance companies, and patients to ensure quality and consistent healthcare

Properly filled and dispensed an average of 200 prescriptions per day while performing clerical tasks, such as filing and scanning records/prescriptions, answering phones, and operating the cash register

Received and stored new inventory, placed orders for OTC medications, and checked for outdated medications

Home Health AID/CNA May 2015-August 2015

Bright Star Home Health; Hobart, IN

Provided high-quality patient care by assisting clients in their homes with daily activities including helping with meals and house cleaning, bathing, dressing, and grooming

Cared for patients residing in an Adult Group Home

Documented daily vital signs and activities to ensure the collaborative plan of care was appropriate

Certified Nurse Assistant September 2014-April 2016

Lake City Place Assisted Living; Warsaw, IN

Assisted 32 patients with daily activities such as meals, bathing, toileting, dressing, and mobilizing

Planned activities, such as games and exercises, to keep residents entertained and engaged during the day

Assisted nurses with catheter care, daily weights, vital signs, and monitoring behavior/health changes in the residents


Indiana Geriatrics Society September 2017-Present

IAPA May 2016-Present

AAPA-Student May 2016-Present

Butler PA Club May 2016-Present


Liaison for Kent Hall, Grace College August 2015-May 2016

Social Chair, Grace College Softball August 2014-May 2015

Director of Softball Camp, Dominican Republic August 2013

Director of Softball Camp, Grace College July 2013-May 2015

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