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Physician Assistant Medical

Houston, Texas, United States
January 02, 2019

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Emily Dunn



*** ******* *** *** *******, TX 78260


Objective – To provide emergency medical care as a Physician Assistant serving the Houston community. Education

The University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, TX August 2018 Master of Physician Assistant Studies GPA: 3.839

Houston Baptist University – Houston, TX May 2016

Completed first year of Master of Arts in Theological Studies GPA: 3.873 The University of Tulsa - Tulsa, OK May 2015

Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sports Science Minors: Biology and Spanish GPA: 3.977 San Antonio College - San Antonio, TX May 2011

Dual Credit GPA: 4.0

Licenses and Certifications

• Texas licensed Physician Assistant – Texas Medical Board

• Certified Physician Assistant – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

• Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification – May 2018

• Advanced Cardiac Life Support & Basic Life Support Certification – December 2016 Clinical Experience - Completed a cumulative of 1,730 patient visits Emergency Medicine

UTMB Emergency Room John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, TX - Dr. Yoo, MD & Dr. Kuruvilla, MD July 2018

• Worked in ER as a student volunteer (independent of educational requirements).

• Ordered and interpreted labs, imaging and EKGs. Evaluated patients and collaborated with physicians and residents regarding treatment. Assisted in laceration repair. Citizens Hospital Emergency Department, Victoria, TX – Adam Adame, NP & Ricardo Rojas, NP February 2018

• Worked in ER seeing average of 15 patients per shift; ordered imaging and lab work; completed night and day shifts.

• Independently performed 18 laceration repairs (to include facial and vermilion border), three I&Ds, eight casting/splinting, three pelvic exams and vaginal cultures, three suicide attempt interventions, Emily Dunn


two digital blocks, EKG interpretation, IV access, DRE, and bursitis drainage with supervision.

• Assisted in fluorescein stain and wood’s lamp, NG tube insertion, ultrasound, corneal foreign body removal, paracentesis, and three hip reductions.

Internal Medicine

Mainland Pulmonary Associates, Texas City, TX – Dru Abrego, PA-C & Dr. Cantu, MD June 2018

• Performed consults and rounded on patients with acute and chronic pulmonary illness at Cornerstone, Kindred (LTAC), and Clear Lake Regional Hospitals (12 patients/day average).

• Managed admissions, discharges, daily rounds, end of life care discussions, ICU consults, ventilation settings, and tracheotomy care. Wrote notes for the above management.

• Observed/assisted in three chest tube placements, four thoracentesis, three bronchoscopies, paracentesis, six diagnostic ultrasounds, and intubations.

Veterans Association Internal Medicine Clinic, Texas City, TX – Laura Lawrence, PA-C May 2018

• Managed chronic conditions and medication lists; arranged appropriate referrals to specialists; collaborated with other providers regarding patient care and documented notes.

• Managed the walk-in clinic and provided patient education for acute care.

• Interpreted EKGs, chest/joint x-rays, and tympanogram; performed six knee injections, one shoulder injection, three knee bracings, two slit lamp and fluorescent exams, bladder scan, in-and-out Foley, three IM injections, phlebotomy, joint aspiration, and MOCA assessment. Ertan Digestive Disease Center of Excellence, Houston, TX – Dr. Atilla Ertan, MD April 2018

• Performed five patient consults a day in clinic and documented notes.

• Observed endoscopies, colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, enteroscopies, ERCPs, esophageal manometry, EMR, and EGD with BRAVO capsule/ HALO-RFA/ Stretta.

• Performed pre-operative H&Ps and post-operative consults.

• Followed Dr. Nevah for inpatient hepatology rounds on cirrhosis patients/liver transplant candidates at Memorial Hermann. Documented admission notes.

Plastic Surgery

Victoria Surgical Associates, Victoria, TX – Dr. Paul Mondolfi, MD March 2018

• Assisted in clinic: cosmetic, orthopedic/hand, pre-op and post-op consults (20/day).

• Assisted in I&Ds, casting, splinting, skin biopsy, cyst excisions, and hand injections.

• First assisted in OR biweekly to include hand trauma, skin flaps/grafts, carpal tunnel and trigger finger releases, mastopexies, and cosmetic cases.

• Performed three endotracheal intubations and sutured ten incision closures. General Surgery

Citizens/Detar Hospital, Victoria, TX – Dr. Manuel Ruiz, MD & Bertha Mendieta, PA-C January 2018 Emily Dunn


• First assisted in a total of 82 surgical cases with six general surgeons to include: o tracheostomy, colectomies, nephrectomies, small bowel resection, mastectomies, cholecystectomies, hernia repairs, PEG tube insertion, amputations, and appendectomies.

• Closed surgical incisions and operated laparoscopic camera and ultrasound.

• Operations performed independently with supervision: o central line placement, burn/ulcer debridements, four I&Ds, fistula drainage, transmetatarsal amputation, and seven endotracheal intubations.

• Rounded on post-operative patients daily; assisted in drain monitoring/removal, wound packing, dressing changes, suture and staple removal, Foley catheter placement, and colostomy management.

• Performed pre-operative H&Ps daily. First assisted for weekend on-call operations. Primary Care

Dairy Ashford Family Practice, Houston, TX – Dr. Nan Jiang, MD November 2017

• Completed 13 patient exams per day, managed acute and chronic care, annuals, and WWE.

• Performed Pap smears and vaginal cultures, EKGs, spirometry, H. pylori breath tests, rapid strep tests, ABI exam, phlebotomy, and wound cultures. Mental Health

Veterans Association CBOC Mental Health, Katy, TX – Dr. Saima Alam, MD October 2017

• Assisted in outpatient psychiatry consults (4 consults/day) and treatment plans.

• Administered MMSE/MOCA tests.

• Performed sleep disorder consults and CPAP education.

• Performed patient exams in primary care and orthopedic clinic; administered joint injections, diabetic wound care, EKGs, and foreign body ear removal. Pediatrics

Edgebrook Clinic, Houston, TX – Dr. Carmen Espinoza, MD September 2017

• Performed well-child/sick visits, sports physicals, and managed chronic childhood illness for underserved populations (10 visits/day, majority in Spanish).

• Administered immunizations, educated parents, and documented notes.

• Performed laceration repairs, throat swabs, nebulizer treatments, and cerumen removals. UTMB Regional Maternal and Child Health, Katy, TX – Phuong Nguyen-Ruxton, NP August 2017

• Performed well-child, well-women, sick, newborn visits and sports physicals (11 patients/day).

• Performed ASQ screening and administered immunizations, otoscopic exams, throat cultures, nasal swabs, and parent education (Spanish and English). UTMB Newborn Nursery John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, TX – Dr. Travis Billingsley, MD August 2017 Emily Dunn


• Performed newborn evaluations, documented progress notes, determined discharge plans, and scheduled follow-up newborn visits at regional clinics. Obstetrics/Gynecology

Community Health Center of South Texas, Victoria, TX - Angie Bludau, NP & Dr. Gus Zamora, MD July 2017

• Performed 10 patient visits a day to include sick, pre-natal, well women, and postpartum.

• Average of six pap smears a day.

• Performed IUD and implant insertions/removals with supervision.

• Assisted in OR once a week to include vaginal and C-section deliveries, TAH, and D&C.

• Assisted in colposcopies, LEEP procedure, transvaginal US, nitrazine testing, epidural catheterization, vaginal laceration repair, cervical dilation measuring, and fetal monitoring.

• Conducted patient exams/procedures in both Spanish and English. Skill Proficiency

• Medical terminology, ProScribe – 2015

• Exercise fitness testing competency

• Intermediate level of Spanish fluency

• Laceration repairs (sutures and staples)

• Wound debridement and dressing

• Incision and drainage

• Casting and splinting

• EKG interpretation

• Digital blocks and knee injections

• Immunization administration and IM injections

• Phlebotomy

• Sports physicals, well-child, newborn exams

• Pelvic exams and pap smears

• Well-women exams

• MMSE and MOCA testing

• Throat, wound, vaginal cultures and nasal swabs

• Skin biopsy

• Nebulizer treatment and spirometry

• Foley catheter placement

• Colostomy management

• Digital rectal exams

• Medical documentation

Leadership Experience

• Healthy Living on a Budget – Galveston, TX 2016-2017

- Member at Large, co-led monthly community health outreach and co-directed educational video

• Pianist/Worship Leader

- co-led worship ministry and organized musical arraignments weekly

- Kerusso Grace Church (Houston, TX) 2015-2018

- Redline Church (Galveston, TX) 2016-2017

- Chi Alpha Campus Ministry (Tulsa, OK) 2012-2015

• Christians on Campus – UTMB – Officer, for campus ministry and weekly Bible studies 2016-2018

• Exercise and Sports Science Honor Society - Treasurer, managed finances/fundraising 2014-2015

• AED Pre-Health Honor Society – Secretary, co-organized meetings and communication 2013-2015 Service Experience

• St. Luke’s Society Clinic - Galveston, TX - student-run clinic the uninsured population

- Saw patients and collaborated with supervising physician for treatment plans 2016-2017

• St. Vincent’s Clinic - Galveston, TX - volunteered at weekly free clinic for the homeless 2016-2017

• Mission Centers of Houston – Co-led kindergarten class for after-school kids program 2015-2016 Emily Dunn


• Good Samaritan Health Services Free Clinics - Tulsa, OK (105 volunteer hours) 2012-2015

- Served at the weekly clinic (vitals, patient interviews, translation, pharmacy, clinic, and lab)

- Administered bone density scans and patient education at the Monthly Women's Health Clinics

• Transitions Life Care Hospice - Tulsa, OK - on-call to provide companionship care 2013-2015

• Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentorship - Tulsa, OK - mentored elementary girl weekly 2013-2014

• LINC Freshman Mentorship - Tulsa, OK - weekly sessions with freshman mentee 2014-2015

• Project 61 Kids Sport Camp - Tulsa, OK – Track coach and team leader 2013-2016

• Zapatitos Orphanage for boys – Cochabamba, Bolivia – health clinic and construction aid 2013

• Burns Unit – Cochabamba, Boliva – played with child burn victims and prepared family meals 2013

• Mission Trip to Midtown Community Church - Kansas City, MI – urban ministry outreach 2012

• Hillside Fellowship Youth Group - San Antonio, TX - Mentored high school girls weekly 2012

• Sequoia Elementary – Tulsa, OK – Co-led physical assessments 2013

• Emergency Food Pantry – Tulsa, OK – organized food supplies monthly 2012-2015

• Healthcare Shadowing Experience (164 hours)

- Hospitals of Hope (Cochabamba, Bolivia) 2013

- Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center (Tulsa, OK) 2013-2015

- Bedlam Free Clinic (Tulsa, OK) 2012-2015

- Memorial Bone and Joint (Houston, TX) 2014

- Dr. Higgins' Cardiology Office (Tulsa, OK) 2014

- OSU Cadaver lab (Tulsa, OK) 2013

- Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges (Tulsa, OK) 2011

- St. John Medical Center Cardiac Rehab (Tulsa, OK) 2011 Employment Experience

• Springs of Grace Bible Church Summer Intern – Miriam Boone - Tulsa, OK 2015

- Parent Outreach Coordinator for getAHEAD summer tutoring program and basketball league

- Track coach and team leader for FCA and Project61 sports camps for kids in the Tulsa area

- Helped lead ministry to the homeless at the Day Center and Girls Club for at-risk youth girls

• Soler’s Sports – Sherri Ruibal - San Antonio, TX Summer Running Camp Coach/ Community Run Leader/ Sales Clerk 2011-2012

- Coached 30 middle-school and high-school students for their cross-country season preparation

- Assisted customers with shoe fittings and gait analysis according to their biomechanical needs

- Led and designed weekly community runs and trained new employees Achievements and Honors

University of Texas Medical Branch

• UTMB Physician Assistant Program Dean’s List – 2016, 2017

• Scholarship award winner of the Edgar and Grace Gnitzinger Endowed Scholarship Fund for PA Students University of Tulsa

• Three-time letter award winner for the Track and Field and Cross-Country Teams - 2011-2015

• Two-time Cross-Country team conference champion - 2013-2014

• 2nd place in the distance medley relay and 5th in the 3000 meters - Indoor Track and Field Conference USA Championship - 2013

• Outstanding Exercise Sport Science Graduate – The University of Tulsa - 2015

• Invited member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society - 2015 Memberships

Emily Dunn


• Texas Association of Physician Assistants – student member in good standing 2017 to present

- PAs on the Hill 2015, met with state representatives to advocate for legislation

• American Academy of Physician Assistants – student member 2018 to present

• American Academy of HIV Medicine – student member 2017 to present

• Medical Missions – student member in good standing 2018 to present

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