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Physician Assistant

Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
Posted:
August 15, 2018

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Sophia Zafar PA-C

Houston, Texas, *****

281-***-****

ac6osc@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER OBJECTIVE

Newly certified Physician Assistant with 2,900+ hours of hands on clinical experience and strong academics (GPA 3.5), aspiring to serve the community as a primary care PA. My training emcompasses rotations in internal, family, and ER medicine as well as various specialties. Highly effective at communicatting with patients from all backgrounds and collaborating with other providers and staff. Skilled in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a variety of primary care conditions.

EDUCATION, HONORS, AND CERTIFICATIONS

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Master of Physician Assistant Studies, May 2018

Dean's List Awarded Summer 2016, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Cardiac Life Support 3/2017

University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Science in Biology, magna cum laude, May 2013

Dean's List Awarded: Dec 2011, May 2012, Dec 2012, and May 2013

Public Health Minor

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

FAMILY MEDICINE, UNDERSERVED FAMILY MEDICINE, INTERNAL MEDICINE OUT PATIENT AND INPATIENT, GENERAL SURGERY, EMERGENCY MEDICINE, PSYCHIATRY, PEDIATRICS, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, ENDOCRINOLOGY, DERMATOLOGY

Family Medicine: Practiced general medicine in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of common health problems.

Maintained accurate clinical notes and records.

Performed common procedures such as corticosteroid joint injections, toenail extraction, cryotherapy, and IM injections.

Worked with a diverse population of young adults to geriatrics. Educated MAs regarding abnormal vital signs through discussion and handouts

Internal Medicine: Strengthened my understanding of outpatient care to include monitoring of chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and depression/anxiety disorders.

Reviewed lab results with patients and provided lifestyle and medication education.

Implemented a new protocol in clinic for Diabetic patients to improve quality of life.

Emergency Medicine: Assisted in the evaluation and work up of common ER complaints such as headaches, abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, back pain, and MVAs.

Performed common ER procedures such as foreign body removal, I&D abscesses, suturing, and pelvic exams.

Obtained experience evaluating imaging studies.

Diagnosed a fracture of the proximal phalanx of the 4th toe, overlooked by radiology.

WORK EXPERIENCE

UT HEALTH STUDENT CLINIC - TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, Houston, Texas

Senior Support Assistant, Nov 2013 – Jan 2015

Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.

Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.

Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.

Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.

DR. VIVIAN RODRIGUEZ - TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, Houston, Texas

Temporary Medical Assistant, Dec 2013 – Feb 2014

Record patients' medical history, vital statistics, or information such as test results in medical records.

Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

Perform general office duties, such as answering telephones, taking dictation, or completing insurance forms.

MONTESSORI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, Houston, Texas

Assistant Preschool Teacher, Jan 2011 – Jun 2012

Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.

Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination by the NCCPA on 07/02/2018

RESEARCH

Physician Assistant Student Master's Research Project, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2016-2017-Collaborated with peers and faculty to create and implement a research project evaluating the relationship between binge drinking and sleep quality in men, using a statistical analysis program utilizing national CDC data.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

AAPA- American Academy of Physician Assistants July 2015-Present

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Experience with Epic, eClinical Works, Allscrips, Practice Fusion and other EMRs.

Culturally aware when working with diverse populations.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Anatomy Club University of North Texas HSC (2015-2017), Volunteered in tutoring basic anatomy to incoming students.

Memorial Hermann Hospital Houston Texas (2014-2015)Assisted in the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit. Answered phones, directed patients and families. Assisted in eating and toileting activities. Read to patients and provided support.

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