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Assistant Physician

Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
January 31, 2019

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Christina Chamakala MMS, PA-C

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Arlington Hts. IL, 60004 847-***-****


Arcadia University, Pennsylvania May 2018

• Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Capstone Project May 2018

• Critically analyzed current literature regarding the effectiveness of breastfeeding on reducing childhood obesity

• Created poster presentation summarizing findings and answering questions. Presentations May 2017 - 2018

• Case Study of Neonatal Bacterial Meningitis

o Presented to classmates and faculty about a patient with bacterial meningitis during Pediatric rotation

• Sun Protection and Related Skin Disorders

o Presented to patients at the State Hospital in Philadelphia during Internal Medicine rotation regarding protecting oneself outside in the summer, performing skin checks, and becoming familiar with malignant skin disorders. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 2016

• Bachelor of Science in Community Health with Concentration in Health Education and Promotion EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

UltraMed Urgent Care Skokie, IL

Physician Assistant – Certified September 2018 – Present

• Conduct physical exams, sick visits, immunizations, and procedures including I&D, casting, and sutures

• Provide preventive and diagnostic care, treatment, and education for each patient Frances Nelson Health Center Champaign, IL

Certified Nursing Assistant August 2015 – May 2016

• Collected vitals and medical history of the patients

• Assisted with prenatal care by performing urinalysis tests and aiding with ultrasounds Heartland Health Care Center Champaign, IL

Certified Nursing Assistant May 2014 – May 2015

• Provided comfort, assistance, and support with activities of daily living for residents, including feeding and bathing

• Measured vitals of 40 residents and communicated residents’ needs between nursing staff Presence Covenant Medical Center Urbana, IL

Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation Internship January 2014 – May 2014

• Conducted warm-ups prior to each class and monitored patient exercise throughout class for 16 weeks

• Prepared educational presentations regarding diseases, risk factors, and nutrition for the patients Kinesiology Department Champaign, IL

Research Assistant under Courtney Merz August 2014 – May 2015

• Gathered records of physical activity of Multiple Sclerosis patients to develop Kaatsu research

• Recorded blood pressure and pulse of patients while they pedaled a bike at the Champaign Urbana Dialysis Center CERTIFICATION

Physician Assistant License Received August 13, 2018 Controlled Substance License Received November 9, 2018 Drug Enforcement Administration License Received December 3, 2018 Physician Assistant National Certification Exam Passed May 30, 2018 Certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Passed April 5, 2017 Certified in Basic Life Support Passed April 5, 2017 National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Pending CLINICAL ROTATIONS

Duties included taking histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting pertinent diagnostic studies, performing procedures, diagnosing disease and injury processes, formulating a treatment plan, and presenting assessments and plans to clinical preceptors. Educational opportunities included lectures, conferences, presentations, and independent case study research. Penn Musculoskeletal Center, PA Orthopedic Surgery, 4 weeks Jeffersonville Internal Medicine, PA Internal Medicine, 4 weeks Medical Center at Gwynedd, PA Family Medicine, 4 weeks UNLV Department of OB/GYN, NV Women’s Health, 4 weeks Suburban Geriatrics, PA Internal Medicine, 4 weeks Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, NJ Pediatrics, 4 weeks Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell, NJ Surgery, 4 weeks Chestnut Hill Hospital, PA Emergency Medicine, 4 weeks Berks Cardiologists, PA Cardiology, 4 weeks

Office of Dr. Richard Kaplan, PA Pain Management, 4 weeks Abington Hospice at Warminster, PA Behavioral Health, 4 weeks PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Physician Assistants June 2016 – Present HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEERING

Healthy Youth Huancayo, Peru

Volunteer December 2014 – January 2015

• Assisted in clinics at Huancayo, Peru by providing pre-examinations and vaccinations

• Organized a free parasite campaign for community members, collecting stool samples and providing free medication for positive results

Presence Covenant Medical Center Champaign, IL

Volunteer August 2013 – August 2014

• Monitored oxygen levels of 20 members in the Community Fitness Department while performing physical activity

• Organized 15 patient rooms and observed procedures nurses performed weekly in the Critical Care Unit Carle Hospital Champaign, IL

Volunteer January 2013 – May 2013

• Reported Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit calls to the nursing staff

• Attended to needs of 15 patients to help alleviate discomfort by providing them snacks, water, and blankets

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