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Physician Assistant Medical

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
February 27, 2019

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Carey Darnell, PA-C

Phone: 551-***-****


Though working as a patient care technician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, I was able to explore the practice of medicine and figure out that I wanted something collaborative that emphasized team practice and allowed me to spend abundant time with patients. While there, I worked on projects to improve communication and efficiency on my floor which provided me an opportunity to take on a leadership role and develop my problem-solving skills. Once I decided that physician assistant was the right career for me, I had been out of college for more than five years and my courses would no longer qualify as prerequisites by most PA programs. Rather than being discouraged, I saw this as a chance to refresh and update my knowledge. I began tutoring at St. Louis Community College to earn money to help pay for my courses and books, but soon discovered a love of teaching. The moment something clicked in a student’s mind and they began understanding a concept filled me with joy. I had to leave this position when I had to move on to University of Missouri at St. Louis to complete my prerequisites, but I looked forward to patient education as part of my future. During my physician assistant education, I became invested in improving patient health literacy, emphasizing preventive care, and working with underserved populations. I aspire to focus on these areas in my future career through working in community education, researching promising new treatments, being an advocate for my patients, and cooperating with a team to provide the best possible care.


Missouri State University – Springfield, MO December 2018

Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies

Research Project: Bloodless Medicine as an Alternative to Allogenic Blood Transfusion

Brandeis University – Waltham, MA May 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Minor in Political Science

Licenses & Certifications

NCCPA Certification 1159500, Expires 12/2021

ACLS Certification, Expires 11/2019

PALS Certification, Expires 11/2020

BLS Certification, Expires 11/2020

Clinical Rotations

January 2018 – December 2018

Family Medicine, MSU Care Clinic Springfield, MO

Pediatrics, Mercy Clinic Pediatrics – Health Tracks Springfield, MO

Internal Medicine, Ozark Medical Associates LLC Lamar, MO

Women’s Health, Springfield OB/GYN, LLC. Springfield, MO

Family Medicine, Salem Memorial District Hospital Center Salem, MO

Emergency Medicine, Cox Medical Center Branson Branson, MO

Surgery, Ferrell Duncan Clinic – Vascular Surgery Springfield, MO

Emergency Medicine, Mercy Hospital Emergency Trauma Center Springfield, MO

Clinical Experience

Complete History and Physicals on patients of all ages

Forming differential diagnosis

Medical decision making about testing and treatment

Management of chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia

Patient Education

Well child visits and sports physicals focusing on developmental milestones on children from newborns to age 18

Treatment of underserved patient populations

Pelvic and breast Exams


Suture and staple placement

X-Ray interpretation

EKG Interpretation

Endotracheal Tube placement

Intraoperative first assist

Professional Experience

St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, St. Louis, MO January 2014-May 2014

General Peer Tutor

Tutored in several subjects including Biology, Chemistry, College Algebra, and Statistics

Counseled students and directed them towards additional campus resources when necessary

St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, St. Louis, MO September 2013-May 2014

Chemistry Supplemental Instruction Leader

Led group discussions and helped students work through problems interactively and develop study skills

Prepared worksheets, practice quizzes, and lesson plans in accordance with course objectives

St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO June 2010-December 2012

Patient Care Technician

Obtained vital signs

Ensured patient care needs were met

Collaborated with nursing staff to develop daily care plans for patients

Trained new PCTs

Volunteer and Community Service

MSU Care Clinic: roomed patients, vitals, and restocked rooms

Care to Learn Run: cheered on and helped direct runners along correct race route

Spirit Night: helped bus tables and wait on customers at Chick-Fil-A for tips that would benefit the MSU Care Clinic


Shannon Hauschildt, PA-C 417-***-****

Mark Bower, MD 417-***-****

Robyn Yost, PA-C 417-***-****

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