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Physician Assistant Certified

Minneapolis, MN
October 12, 2018

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Nicole Roach, PA-C

**** ****** **. **********, ** 55811 218-***-****



Bethel University

St. Paul, MN June 2016 – August 2018

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN August 2012 – May 2016

Bachelor of Arts- Biology

Lake Superior College

Duluth, MN August 2010 – May 2012

College credit courses

Hibbing Community College

Hibbing, MN June 2014 – July 2014

CNA/HHA course

Academic Achievements

Summa Cum Laude August 2010 – May 2012

Cum Laude August 2012 – August 2018

Clinical Experience

Family Medicine August 21, 2017 – October 13, 2017 (8 weeks)

Catholic Health Initiatives, St. Gabriel’s Health -Little Falls, MN

-Practiced rural medicine

-Performed pre-employment physical exams and cryotherapy

-Gained experience with hypertension, depression, screening guidelines, adult/child maintenance, and immunization guidelines

Orthopedic Surgery October 16, 2017 – November 10, 2017 (4 weeks)

Essentia –Duluth, MN

-Assisted with partial and full knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, meniscus repairs, ACL grafts, labral repairs, shoulder replacement (including reverse), carpal tunnel release, and ligament reconstruction

-Gained experience with orthopedic tests, performing injections, x-ray/MRI interpretation, post surgical closure, laparoscopic camera manipulations, cauterization and retracting

Behavioral Health November 13, 2017- December 8, 2017 (4 weeks)

Nystrom & Associates – New Brighton, MN

-Practiced in outpatient clinic (adult and children), home-based psychotherapy, and group based therapy

-Gained understanding of the psychiatric care team including physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and group based therapy leaders

-Attended drug and alcohol therapy sessions, cognitive behavioral therapy, home visits, and provider discussion meetings

Emergency Medicine January 2, 2018 – January 26, 2018 (4 weeks)

Essentia – Duluth, MN

-Gained an understanding of the trauma care team

-Performed IV placement, casting/splinting, laceration repairs, local anesthetic injections, dental block, foreign body removal (including eye), and fracture assessment

-Observed or assisted with intubation, cardioversion, bag mask ventilation, seizures, intoxications and overdoses

Pediatrics January 29, 2018 – February 23, 2018 (4 weeks)

Stellis Health- Monticello, MN

-Performed well child checks, sports physicals and newborn visits

-Assisted with circumcision and frenotomy

Urgent Care February 26, 2018 – March 23, 2018 (4 weeks)

Stellis Health – Buffalo, MN

-Gained experience in deciphering the acuity of patient presentations

-Assisted with dislocated joint manipulations

-Performed laceration repairs, foreign body removal, and abscess drainage

Women’s Health March 26, 2018 – April 20, 2018 (4 weeks)

St. Luke’s OB/GYN Clinic- Duluth, MN

-Observed cesarean delivery, endometrial biopsy, and prenatal ultrasounds

-Assisted with vaginal deliveries

-Performed pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams, prenatal visits, STI testing, fetal heart tone monitoring, and well woman exams

General Surgery April 23 2018 – May 18 2018 (4 weeks)

St. Luke’s Pavilion Surgical Association – Duluth, MN

-Assisted with the following surgeries: Sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernias (inguinal and umbilical), stoma reversal, hemorrhoidectomy, mastectomy, breast lump removal, colectomy, nissen fundoplication, gastric banding adjustment, colonoscopy, and upper endoscopy

-Attended weight loss surgery information session and physician discussion meetings

-Practiced on the da Vinci Surgical System and shadowed a pathologist

-Performed postoperative evaluations, surgical incision closure, and male rectal exams.

Internal Medicine June 4, 2018 – July 27, 2018 (7 weeks)

Essentia – Duluth, MN

-Gained experience with diabetes, hypertension, mood disorders, endocrine disorders, obesity, EKG interpretation, heart failure, opioid agreements, and ADHD

-Performed pre-surgical evaluations, local anesthetic injection, shave biopsy, cryotherapy, and diabetic foot exams

Cardiology July 2, 2018 –July 6, 2018 (1 week)

Essentia- Duluth, MN

-Observed TAVR procedure

-Gained proficiency in differentiating and treating heart valve disorders

-Observed pre-surgical, post-surgical, heart failure, pacemaker and atrial fibrillation appointments

Employment History

Viewcrest Health Center

Duluth, MN June 2015 – May 2016

Certified Nursing Assistant

Big Daddy’s Burgers

Duluth, MN June 2011 – May 2016


College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN August 2012 – May 2014

Campus Operator


Bethel University MPAS

-Topic: A Community Outreach Project Assisting Evergreen Elementary School with Students’ Nutritional Needs.

-The goal of this research project was to (1) study the outcomes of mental, physical, nutritional, educational and emotional outcomes of childhood poverty and (2) perform a community food drive for local elementary school

-Co-Authors: Megan Smith PA-S and Robin Erickson PA-S

College of St. Scholastica

-Topic: Discovery of Bacteriophages

-The goal of this research was to purify a bacteriophage collected from soil, visualize with electron microscopy and isolate the genome for analysis and sequencing


Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C) 2018 - present

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 2017 - present

Basic Life Support (BLS) 2017 - present

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 2014 - 2018

Community Involvement

Mission trip to Peru Orphanage

Assisted in building orphanage, meal prep, and leading VBS Summer 2010 (2 weeks)

Primrose Assisted Living

Assisted director with activity planning, organizing and cleaning Summer 2009 (50 hours)

References available upon request.

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