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Physician Assistant State University

Columbus, OH
March 13, 2018

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Laurie Veltri

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To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to express a strong interest in joining your team as a Psychiatric Physician Assistant in the Fort Wayne area. I recently graduated this past December; I am an Ohio-licensed and NCCPA-certified physician assistant, hoping to begin full-time work by June. I have had a passion for mental health for many years now and feel that serving as a psychiatric PA is the perfect way to combine my interests, talents, and education, all while making a positive difference for others. I am dedicated to providing medical, behavioral, and emotional care to patients of all ages with all types and severities of mental illness; although, I do have particular interests in anxiety, mood, personality, and schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, as well as the adolescent age-group. I believe that my down-to-earth, compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgemental demeanor puts patients at ease, allowing for the establishment of patient-provider trust and, thus, patient progress. Further, I consider myself an enthusiastic, analytical, reliable, efficient and thorough professional who is sure to be a valued asset to your team. Attached you will find my curriculum vitae. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon to further discuss my credentials and the position. Sincerely,

Laurie Veltri, PA-C




Ohio Dominican University [ Columbus, OH] 2017

● Physician Assistant Program

● M.S. Physician Assistant Studies

● Cumulative GPA: 3.54

● Clinical hours: 1500

The Ohio State University [ Columbus, OH] 2015

● College of Medicine & College of Arts and Sciences

● B.S. Neuroscience; Specialization: Molecular and Cellular

● Minor: Psychology

● Cum Laude, cumulative GPA: 3.678

Premiere Choice Health Services [Columbus, OH] 2014

● Certified Nurse Aide

● State Tested Nursing Aide


● Certified Physician Assistant [National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants] 2 017

● CPR 2 016

● BLS for Healthcare Providers [ American Heart Association] 2 016 Licenses

● Physician Assistant [ State Medical Board of Ohio] 2018 GR ADUATE CL INICAL I N TERNSHIPS

Women’s Health- C omprehensive Women’s Care [Columbus, OH] January 2017

● Evaluated and managed prenatal and gynecologic conditions, including menopausal health, bladder health, and osteoporosis

● Performed pelvic examinations, Pap smears, STI testing, breast examinations, prenatal monitoring, pessary insertion and removal, and birth control implantation and removal.

● Assisted with vaginal births and caesarean deliveries

● Observed aesthetic botox injections, dorsal genital nerve electrode placement to treat overactive bladder, and robotic surgeries including myomectomies, hysterectomies, and ectopic pregnancies Pulmonology- P ulmonary and Sleep Consultants, St. Ann’s Hospital [Westerville, OH] February 2017

● Conducted comprehensive histories and directed physical exams in an outpatient setting and am proficient in the diagnosis and management of common pulmonary and sleep conditions

● Rounded on inpatients with conditions such as pneumonia, ARDS, and mycobacterial disease

● Documented outpatient encounters in e ClinicalWorks Emergency Medicine- M arion General Hospital [Marion, OH] March 2017

● Managed acute medical emergencies and episodic illness, triaged, and performed directed history and physical examinations

● Suturing and stapling, lumbar puncture, central line placement, nail trephination, incision and drainage, CPR, closed joint reductions, and diagnostic interpretation including labs, imaging, and ECG

● Documented patient encounters in E pic

Family Medicine- O hio Health Center [Columbus, OH] April 2017

● Medically managed chronic and acute illness, performed full history and physical examination for all ages including breast, pelvic, testicular, and rectal exams. Provided patient education and counseling and coordinated care with specialists

● Lab, x-ray, and ECG interpretation; wound culture, skin biopsy, incision and drainage

● Documented patient encounters on paper charts

Pediatric Gastroenterology- N ationwide Children’s Hospital [Columbus, OH] May 2017

● Evaluated and assisted in management of inpatient and outpatient gastrointestinal disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, Hirschsprung’s disease, cerebral palsy, celiac disease, and failure to thrive

● Observed endoscopic procedures and participated in pre- and post-operative management

● Documented inpatient encounters in E pic

Urgent Care- O hio Health Urgent Care [New Albany, Grandview, Grove City, & Powell, OH] June 2017

● Provided immediate evaluation and treatment of acute medical illness of patients across the lifespan.

● Wound care, suture placement and removal, foreign body removal, cerumen removal, Wood’s lamp examinations, casting and splinting

● Documented patient encounters in E pic

Pediatric Medicine- O hio Health Center [Columbus, OH] July 2017

● Performed sports physicals, administered immunizations, and provided evaluation and management for acute conditions and minor trauma

● Familiar with the parameters of normal growth and development and proper assessment of the newborn, immunization schedules, nutritional requirements, and congenital disease

● Documented patient encounters on paper charts

Neurology- M arion General Hospital [Marion, OH] August 2017

● Participated in the assessment and management of acute and chronic neurologic conditions including strokes, seizures, migraines, motor disorders, dementias and other neurodegenerative disorders Behavioral Medicine- T win Valley Behavioral Healthcare Hospital [Columbus, OH] September 2017

● Participated in the evaluation, management, and care of inpatient psychiatric patients with conditions including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, mood disorders, suicide attempts, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and addiction

● Participated in group and individual psychotherapy sessions General Surgery- C entral Ohio Surgical Associates, Inc. [ Columbus, OH] October 2017

● First assisted and performed surgical closures for procedures such as cholecystectomies, various hernioplasties, splenectomies, sebaceous cyst and lipoma excisions, and bowel and tumor resections

● Participated in pre- and post-operative management, including evaluating patients to identify surgical candidacy and writing post-operative prescriptions Endocrinology- C entral Ohio Primary Care: Endocrinology Associates [Columbus, OH] November 2017

● Evaluated and assisted in management of various endocrine conditions, including diabetes mellitus, thyroid and parathyroid conditions, and documented encounters in e ClinicalWorks WO RK E X PERIENCE

STNA- D arby Glenn Nursing & Rehabilitation Center [Hilliard, OH] 2014-2015

● Assisted residents with personal care, grooming, feeding, walking, transferring in and out of wheelchairs, changing position in bed, and provided companionship and emotional support

● Obtained and monitored vital signs

● Documented care in paper charts

● 500 patient care hours

Server and Bartender- B uca di Beppo, Callahans, and Fourth Street Bar and Grill [Columbus, OH]; Charlie’s Restaurant [Perrysburg, OH] 2 010-2015

● Made drinks and/or waited on up to 8 tables at a time for up to 10 hour shifts

● Developed and implemented new policies and trained new employees

● Acquired skills include ability to multitask, work as a team, prioritize tasks based on necessity and customer satisfaction, and keep focused and efficient in a fast-paced environment. Statistics Tutor- T he Ohio State University [Columbus, OH] 2013-2014

● Tutored undergraduate students, clarifying concepts and facilitating learning Course Assistant: Psychology 1100- T he Ohio State University [Columbus, OH] 2012-2013

● Created lecture PowerPoints, hosted exam review sessions, and proctored exams ME MBERSHIPS AND A F FILIATIONS

American Academy of Physician Assistants 2015-Present

● House of Delegates Representative

Contributed to and voted on national legislation impacting the PA profession Ohio Physician Assistant Association 2015-Present Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants 2 015-2017

● House of Delegates Representative, Ohio Dominican University chapter

Liaison between AAPA and ODU SAAAPA

● Arranged and facilitated events for the PA program such as Medicine Today speakers, community service events, and fundraisers

Humanities Scholars Program, The Ohio State University 2 011-2015 Kappa Delta Sorority, The Ohio State University 2 011-2015

● Leadership Chair

Encouraged and documented campus involvement outside of Kappa Delta

Formulated and taught lesson plans to educate new members CO MMUNITY SE RVICE

Friendly Visitor, Catholic Social Services [ Columbus, OH] 2 016

● Provided hope and dignity to isolated seniors in Columbus through bi-weekly home visits Guadalupe Center [ Columbus, OH]

● Provided blood pressure and glucose screenings for underserved populations 2 016 Prevent Child Abuse America [ Columbus, OH] 2011-2015

● Organized and hosted events to raise money for national and local child abuse prevention efforts through Kappa Delta Sorority

Read Across America [ Columbus, OH] 2 012-2014

● Read to children grades 1-3 in inner city schools of Columbus Ohio Welcome Leader Program, The Ohio State University [ Columbus, OH] 2 011-2012

● Coordinated and directed new students’ move into the dorms CO NFERENCES

American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference [ Las Vegas, NV] 2 017 4t h

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annual Cleveland Clinic PA Student Challenge Bowl & Workshop 2016, 2017 Emergency Department Morbidity & Mortality CME Conference, M ount Carmel Health System 2 016 R E FERENCES

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