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Assistant Physician

Pompano Beach, FL
November 16, 2018

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Fran Brandt-Parra

**** ** ***** ****** * Coral Springs, FL 33076 * 954-***-**** *

To whom it may concern:

My name is Fran Brandt-Parra. I am a recent graduate Physician Assistant from Miami Dade College with an Associate in Science degree in Physician Assistant studies and graduating from Saint Francis University in December 2019 with a Master of Medical Science. Prior to this, I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and an Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant. I strongly believe my strong work ethic, adaptability and determination will make me an asset to your company.

I’ve always had a strong interest in Orthopedics and Orthopedic surgery, and a desire to help individuals. While I was working as a physical therapist assistant at Northwest Medical Center in Margate, FL, I took every opportunity to observe and help in a surgical procedure as well as observe numerous surgical cases and follow up of patients’ progress. I decided to further my studies and become a physician assistant because I wanted to use medicine as a platform to work by diagnosing and treating orthopedic ailments and well as perform surgical procedures. My goal is always to learn and thrive as an Orthopedic PA and also become proficient in numerous surgical procedures with a focus on patients’ health and wellbeing.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Fran Brandt-Parra, PA

Coral Springs, Florida


Cell phone number: 954-***-****


Saint Francis University January 2019-December 2019

Master of Medical Science

Miami Dade College May 2016 – October 2018

Associates of Science in Physician Assistant

Forbes School of Business at Ashford University September 2012 - July 2014

Bachelors of Arts in Health Care Administration

Keiser University August 2009 - August 2011

Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant

Work experience

Northwest Medical Center, Margate, FL April 2012 - May 2016

Physical Therapist Assistant

Job description:

Perform therapeutic interventions as a physical therapist Assistant in telemetry units and Intensive Care Units: Surgical, Cardiovascular, and Neonatal, adhering to protocols and following parameters, and providing physical therapy interventions according to patient’s disease and/or condition

Perform wound care following physicians’ protocols

Communicate with primary care providers, nurses and case managers appropriate commentary on patient progress and discharge planning

Complete administrative tasks such as preparation of daily schedule and manage caseloads among therapists, preparation of productivity reports, etc.

Attendance to daily patient care interdisciplinary conference

HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital, Sunrise, FL August 2015 - May 2016

Rehabilitation Liaison

Job description:

Responsible for developing census

Develop referral relationships with an emphasis on face-to-face contacts

Assist in coordination of referral to admission conversion process

Represent HealthSouth in community-related activities

Body Kneads Massage and Chiropractic Center, Boca Raton, FL September 2009-April 2012

Licensed Massage Therapist

Job description:

Practice massage therapy by providing medical, sports, and deep tissue massage under the supervision of a Chiropractic Physician to motor vehicle and orthopedic patients.

F&D Tile, Inc., Coral Springs, FL January 2007- August 2009

Administrative Assistant

Job description:

Perform daily administrative duties including general office managing, staffing and payroll, control of account receivables and payables, control of supply and inventory, and customer service and general sales.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA)


State of Florida Department of Health - Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

President Volunteer Service Group Award

Clinical Research training course completion

University of Miami Harvey course completion

Volunteering and shadowing experience

Jeffrey S. Weisberg, PA-C, MPH

August 2012- October 2014

Job Description: shadowing Mr. Weisberg in the pre and post-operative care of pre and post-operative cardiac patients, including the following:

Review of patients’ chart, and medical history

Daily assessment of patient’s progress

Observe surgical procedures such as Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), vein harvesting, and valve repair.

Insertion of central lines

Daily assessment and removal of chest tubes and pacer wires

Michael Kelly, MD.

July 2009-May 2013

Job Description: shadowing Dr. Kelly in pre and pre and post-operative care of pre and post-operative orthopedic patients, including the following:

Review of patients’ chart, and medical history

Daily assessment of patient’s progress

Observe surgical procedures such as total knee replacement, total hip replacement, rotator cuff repair, and meniscus tear repair.

Broward Children’s Center, Pompano Beach, FL

February 2009- March 2010

Provide massage therapy and range of motion, and care taker education on pressure ulcer prevention and repositioning to pediatric long-term residents with complex medical cases.


Fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.

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