East Carolina University- Greenville, NC
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies August 2015- December 2017
University of North Carolina Wilmington- Wilmington NC
Bachelor of Science in Biology - Graduated Cum Laude August 2010 – May 2013
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) June 2017 – present
Basic Life Support (BLS) February 2014 – present
First Aid- American Safety and Health February 2014
Phlebotomy- Shades of Purple August 2014 American Academy of Phlebotomy
PA CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Neurosurgery- Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic Inc- Raleigh, NC 1/29/18- present
Hired in January of 2018
oBedside external ventricular drain placement
oLumbar drain placement
oAssisted with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lumbar fusions both open and percutaneous, microdiscectomy and metrix surgeries, spinal cord stimulator placements, skull based surgeries, vascular decompression for hemi-facial spasms and trigeminal neuralgia, subdural and epidural hematoma evacuations, and more.
Examin and treat a diverse case load of patients
Management of patients both in the Neuro ICU and on the floor
Emergency Medicine- Central Carolina Hospital- Sanford, NC 5/22/17- 6/16/17
Duke Lifepoint Healthcare
Practiced clinical skills including digital blocks, EKG interpretation, incision and drainage of abscess, wound care and closure, and imagine interpretation.
Surgery- Physicians East, Greenville, NC 4/24/17- 5/19/17
Practiced clinical skills including placing bladder catheters, draping/prepping surgical patients, surgical site closure with sutures and staples, and digital rectal examinations.
Observed and assisted with procedures including colonoscopy, excision of pilonidal cysts, protopexy, internal hemorrhoidectomy, partial colectomys both laproscopically and open, sphinctertomys, and ostomy placements and take downs.
Trauma Intensive Care Unit/ Trauma Surgery, Vidant Hospital- Greenville, NC 3/37/17- 4/21/17
Assisted with rapid bedside ultrasound/ FAST exams.
Practiced and assisted with clinical skills including finger stick blood glucose, fingernail removal, rapid sequence intubation, wound care and closure, arterial blood gas collection, Central line/ arterial line placement, X-ray interpretation, and ventilator regulation.
Examined and treated a diverse case load of patients with diagnoses including multiple rib fractures, injuries to intrathoracic organs, acute post-hemorrhagic anemia, acute respiratory failure, intracranial injuries, vertebral factures, cerebrovascular diseases.
STEPP- Greenville, NC
Striving Together to Enhance Personal Power September 2015- January 2016
Provide dance fitness classes and health talks to children in the afterschool program at a local intergenerational center
GHA Autism Support – Wilmington, NC
Support Advocate II September 2013- February 2014
Duties include driving individuals to evening activities, helping with daily hygiene, cooking dinner, light cleaning, administering medications, documentation, and knowledge of individual’s personal lives, activities, and behavior plans.
Booz Allen Hamilton - Wilmington, NC
Defense contractor April 2013- September 2014
New Hanover Regional Medical Center - Wilmington, NC
Surgical Pavilion/ NHRMC- Station II Fall 2012- Spring 2013
Chemical Education Lab - Wilmington, NC
Research focus: Mechanisms for effectively learning chemistry concepts January 2011- July 2013
Virology Lab - Wilmington, NC
Research focus: Equine herpes simplex one August 2011- May 2013
Moses Cone - Greensboro, NC
Observation in the Neurological Operating Room Summer 2010- Spring 2012
Cranford, K. N.; Tiettmeyer, J. M.; Chuprinko, B. C.; Jordan, S.; Grove, N. Koch, D.L “Measuring overload: The use of heart rate as a means of measuring chemistry students’ cognitive load.” Journal of Chemical Education, 2014, 91, 641-647.
Bryfczynski, S. P.; Brown, R.; Hester, J.; Herrmann, A.; Koch, D. L.; Cooper, M. M.; Grove, N. “uRespond: iPad as interactive, personal response system.” Journal of Chemical Education, 2014, 91, 357-363.
Craig, A. F.; Koch, D. L.; Buffington, A.; Grove, N. “Narrowing the gap: Revisiting publication rates in chemistry education research.” Journal of Chemical Education, 2012, 89, 1606-1608.