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Physician Assistant

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
February 24, 2019

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Laura K. Purks

**** ******** **** ** *** *** Raleigh, NC 27606



Physician Assistant student with experience in variety of clinical settings, seeks full time employment that utilizes my skills, energy and passion for providing quality patient- centered care.


Lenoir-Rhyne University- Hickory, NC January 2017-May 2019

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAPS)

GPA: 3.9

Clinical Rotations:

Emergency Medicine Frye Regional Medical Center-Hickory, NC 6 weeks

Family Medicine Catawba Valley Medical Group-Denver, NC 6 weeks

Women’s Health A Women’s View- Hickory, NC 6 weeks

Urgent Care (Elective) NextCare Urgent Care- Cary, NC 3 weeks

Orthopaedic Surgery (Elective) EmergeOrtho- Raleigh, NC 3 weeks

General Surgery EmergeOrtho- Durham, NC 6 weeks

Inpatient Internal Medicine WakeMed Raleigh Campus- Raleigh, NC 6 weeks

Psychiatry Carolina Behavioral Health- Hillsborough, NC 6 weeks

Pediatrics Triangle Pediatrics- Cary, NC 6 weeks

Proficient In:

Casting and Splinting

Venipuncture, IV catheterization

I&D of abscess

Shave and punch biopsy

Cryotherapy for AK, SK, skin tag removal

Lumbar puncture

Endotracheal Intubation

Interpretation of x-ray and CT scans

Pelvic exams, Papanicolaou cytology smears, collection of cultures

Wound care and dressing changes

Performing and interpretation of EKGs and ABGs

Bladder Catheterization

Urinalysis Interpretation

Bedside Ultrasound

Rectal exam and fecal occult blood

Joint injections, joint aspirations

Nexplanon insertion, IUD insertion and removal

Preoperative and Postoperative Care in both general and orthopaedic patients

Wound closure including stapling, various suturing techniques and dermabond

First assisting in both general and orthopaedic surgeries; including scrubbing, gowning, draping, retracting, tying, wound closure, local infiltration and regional block anesthesia.

North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC August 2012-May 2016

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences

Concentration in Human Biology

Cum Laude


Mann Ear Nose & Throat- Cary, NC May 2016- December 2016

Medical Assistant and Scribe for 4 ENT Physicians

Surgical Assistant for in office procedures including; balloon sinuplasty and turbinate cauterization

Maxim HealthCare- Raleigh, NC

CNA- Home health care for disabled pediatric patients. May 2015- December 2016


American Heart Association BLS March 2018-Present

American Heart Association ACLS March 2018- Present

American Heart Association PALS March 2018-Present


Experienced in EMR systems (Epic, AthenaNet, AllScripts, MediTech)

Experienced in computer charting and data entry

Experienced in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher.


American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Student Member January 2017-Present

North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA), Student Member January 2017-Present

Lenoir- Rhyne University Physician Assistant Powell Pasour Student Society January 2017-Present


Lenoir-Rhyne University National Physician Assistant Week January 2017-May 2019

Organized community health fair, blood drive, silent auction, diversity/LGBTQ panel

Communicated with community members and created flyers and social media to promote awareness of PA profession and week of events

Cooperative of Christian Ministries - LRU PA Clinic; Hickory, NC January 2017- May 2018

Provided health maintenance and general examinations for members of the Hickory Community

Diagnosed and treated a variety of primary care diagnoses

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