Amanda Mariechen Buck
** ***** **, *** *****, NY 11706
Professional Summary: Recent graduate Physician Assistant with a passion for health, wellness and care, looking to challenge myself and make a difference in the health care field.
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY Graduation: May 2018
Bachelor of Science Undergraduate GPA: 3.67
Master of Science in Advanced PA Studies Graduate GPA: 3.83
Dean’s List - Fall Term ’13, ’14, ’17, Spring Term ’15, ’16
Awarded Highest Academic Achievement for having the Highest GPA in the Graduate Year of the PA program
Athletic Scholarship for Wagner College Women’s Soccer Team
Memberships: Pi Alpha Honor Society (The National Honor Society of Physician Assistants), Physician Assistant Association, Project Sunshine
Programs: Wagner College Division 1 Women’s Soccer Team 2013-2018
Psychiatry Staten Island University Hospital 4 weeks Fall 2016
Clinical experience included both an inpatient setting as well as psychiatry consults. I would attend morning rounds and meetings with the psychiatry team to monitor the patient’s progress. Additionally, I would interview new patients in order to present to my attending and formulate an assessment and plan.
Community Health Eden/Jewish Community Center (JCC) 4 weeks Fall 2016
The emphasis chosen for this clinical experience is placed on provision of services to children and adults with disabilities including intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and neurological impairments as well as education of community members on healthy lifestyles preventative measures and screening.
General Surgery Richmond University Medical Center 4 weeks Fall 2016
Clinical exposure encompasses different surgical settings-including pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care to patients across the life spectrum admitted and referred to the surgical department for emergent or scheduled surgical procedures. Every morning I actively participating in morning rounds on the SICU floor and presented on my patients. I then examined then pre-op and post-operatively. I was able to perform procedures such as surgical ties, suturing, IV’s, Venipunctures, NG Tubes, Foleys, and casting. I was involved in at least 2 surgeries a day with the majority being cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernia repair, hemorrhoidectomy, and a few orthopedic surgeries as well.
Primary Care Dr. Jorge Gardyn 4 weeks Fall 2016
Clinical experience involved exposure to the chronic and acute care of patients in a primary care/family medicine setting. Each day I performed a multitude of firefighter, policeman, and department of transportation personnel physicals including a full physical exam, UA, Auditory hearing test, Venipunctures, vaccines, and PFT’s. Additionally, I also saw patients who came in with illness, or injury, documented an HPI and then presented to my PA with an assessment and plan after I performed the physical exam.
Pediatrics Premier Pediatrics of NYC PC 4 weeks Spring 2017
Clinical experience in pediatrics dedicated to general pediatrics encompassing the spectrum of care from promotion of healthy lifestyles to preventative medicines to the care of common pediatric complaints. This rotation was in an extremely busy outpatient office. Each day I would partner up with an attending or PA for the day and perform all necessary procedures such as nasal flu swabs, throat cultures, vaccines, and physical exams on the pediatric population. I was able to develop communication skills with parents as well.
Adolescent Medicine Port Richmond/New Dorp High School 4 weeks Spring 2017
Clinical experience involves provision of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative and health maintenance, and primary care services unique to adolescent and young adults in an outpatient setting. Rotation was at two high schools where I would see patient’s myself, document an HPI and perform physical exams and present to my attending and formulate an assessment and plan.
Women’s Health Coney Island Hospital 4 weeks Spring 2017
Emphasis in this rotation is placed on the issues specific to women’s health-gynecological, obstetrical, preventative care and health maintenance. For the first 2 weeks of this rotation, I was placed in clinic where I was paired up with one doctor each week and performed speculum exams, pap smears, bimanual exams, and doppler fetal monitors. Additionally, I first assisted in IUD Insertions and removals, and cervical polyp removals.
Internal Medicine New York Presbyterian/LMH 4 weeks Spring 2017
Clinical experience involved provision of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and health maintenance services in an inpatient hospital setting in the department of internal medicine. During this rotation, I was involved in morning handoffs, morning rounds on all the floor patients in which I performed full physical exams with both the PA and attending, performed ABG’s, venipunctures and was actively involved in codes and rapid response calls with the team. Additionally, I documented all discharge notes, and updated the patients hospital course. Lastly, I would obtain H&P’s from medicine consults and present to the precepting PA and attending with an oral case presentation in which an assessment and plan was put into action.
ICU Clerkship Southside Hospital – Northwell Health 4 weeks Summer 2017
Clinical experience involved diagnosing, treating and managing all aspects of a critically ill patient in a medical intensive care setting. I was involved in morning handoffs, responded to codes, obtained H&P’s from ICU consults, and performed physical exams on all floor patients. Additionally, I performed procedures such as ABG’s, Venipunctures, Foley’s, CPR, blood cultures, NG tubes, and assisted in central lines, and arterial lines. I also observed many endoscopies, colonoscopies, bronchoscopies, intubations, and transthoracic ultrasounds. Lastly, I was asked to choose one ICU topic per week such as Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Sepsis, and Pulmonary Embolism, in which I would discuss with my precepting PA in depth.
Urgent Care Veterans Affairs Hospital – Brooklyn 4 weeks Summer 2017
The clinical experience includes provision of services in an ambulatory setting to sick and injured patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis and management of common not life threatening respiratory, gastrointestinal, dermatological conditions as well as minor traumas, lacerations, and fractures. Each day I would obtain H&P’s from at least 10 patients and perform physical exams and give an oral case presentation to my precepting PA with a full assessment and plan.
Long Term Care Eger Nursing Home/Rehabilitation center 4 weeks Fall 2017
Clinical exposure is provided in the provision of both restorative and post-acute case, short term rehabilitation, hospice care and respite services. Every week I would choose 3 patients to follow and attend their physical therapy and occupational therapy sessions, in addition to performing physical exams and reporting my assessment of their progress to the attending physician. Additionally, I would attend wound care meetings, and morning rounds once a week with the nursing and dietary staff of the Rehab center.
Advanced Medicine New York Presbyterian/LMH - ICU 4 weeks Fall 2017
Clinical experience involved diagnosing, treating and managing all aspects of a critically ill patient in an intensive care setting. I actively participated in rounds, obtained H&P’s on all my patients, provided oral case presentations, and performed many procedures such as ABG’s, Foleys, NG tubes, IV’s, Venipunctures, radial arterial lines, central line removals, and assisted in multiple central lines. I observed intubations, endoscopies, colonoscopies, thoracentesis, thoracotomies, bronchoscopies, transthoracic and transesophageal ultrasounds.
Orthopedic Clerkship Health Care Associates, Orthopedics 4 weeks Fall 2017
Clinical experience involved diagnosing and treating patients in an outpatient orthopedic setting. I was involved in 3 “walk-in” clinic days where I would see acute injuries such as fractures, arthritic exacerbations, sports injuries, hospital follow-ups. I would obtain H&P’s, and then review the X-ray with my assigned PA and would perform all the short arm, long arm, short leg, and thumb spica casting or cast removal if necessary. I also observed multiple displaced distal radius fracture reductions. Additionally, I worked with the sports medicine PA and attending physician and would assist with cortisone injections. Lastly, I worked with the hand surgeon and hand PA in which I performed suture removal, and observed trigger finger cortisone injections, cortisone shots, cast placements and cast removals.
Emergency Medicine Richmond University Medical Center 4 weeks Fall 2017
Clinical exposure focusing on cases assessed and treated in the main ED to patients across the life spectrum. Emphasis in this rotation is placed on the care of all patients that present to an emergency department for acute care and/or complications of chronic care. Experience obtained in trauma setting. I would obtain H&P’s and give oral case presentations to my precepting PA. I performed all procedures necessary for those patients including NG tubes, Foley’s, IV’s, venipunctures, digital blocks, suturing lacerations, I&D’s, reductions, splinting/casting, foreign body eye/ear removal, fluorescein staining, and speculum exams.
Pediatrics ED St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center 4 weeks Spring 2017
Clinical exposure focusing on cases assessed and treated in the main ED to patients across the pediatric population. Emphasis in this rotation is placed on the care of all pediatric patients that present to an emergency department for acute care and/or complications of chronic care. I actively saw patient’s on my own, obtained H&P’s and gave oral case presentations to different attendings each day. I performed procedures such as flu swabs, throat cultures, and suturing.
Surgical Subspecialties Richmond University Medical Center 4 weeks Spring 2017
Clinical exposure encompasses different surgical settings-including pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care to patients across the life spectrum admitted and referred to the surgical department for emergent or scheduled surgical procedures. This rotation specifically focused on the areas of Orthopedics, Urology and Neurology. I attended Ortho, Neuro and Urology clinic once each week, and then the rest of the time was spent in the OR or responding to consults in the ER. During clinic, I would assess patients on my own, obtain H&P’s then give oral case presentations to my attendings/PA’s and formulate a diagnosis along with an assessment and plan. The subspeciality that I focused on the most was Orthopedics, as I saw more orthopedic surgeries than anything else: arthroscopies, meniscectomies, ACL repairs, TKR, THA, THR, carpal tunnel release surgery, etc.
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
2015-2016 Focused Physician Assistant Studies
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
2016-2018 (16) Clinical Rotations for Physician Assistant Studies
Critical Care Physician Assistant:
PArtners in Critical Care: Islip, NY
November 2018- January 2019
Provided critical care services in Medical Intensive Care units
Training mainly performed at Southside Hospital and Plainview Hospital
Trained alongside an experienced PA in a highly acute setting, responding to critically ill patients, consults, giving oral case presentations during daily rounds and with other medical professionals, interpreting laboratory and diagnostic studies in a high pressure environment, recording documentation with formal HPI, assessment and plan, and performing emergent procedures such as central lines, arterial lines, tracheal intubations, and ACLS.
Infection Control June 2016
Child Abuse June 2016
Basic Life Support (BLS) July 2018
Acute Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) June 2017
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) June 2018
Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Training (FCCS) September 2018
Eden II School, Staten Island, NY July 2016
Worked with childrens of various ages who struggle with autism and mental disabilities
Double H Camp Volunteer, Lake Luzerne, NY July 2016
Worked with special needs children and terminally ill children
Staten Island Health and Wellness Expo, Staten Island, NY October 2015
Educated local staten island residents on a variety of health care topics
Directed participants to screenings, workshops, training sessions, and presentations
Open Water Swim Volunteer 2012- 2015
I was placed in a raft on the ocean to provide any necessary assistance to struggling swimmers
Handed out water bottles and bananas to reduce cramping during the race, and if needed, a rest stop
Southside Hospital PA Shadowing August 2012
Shadowed a PA working in the Medical ICU to gain knowledge regarding hospital experiences and illnesses present in the critical care environment.
Walk for MS 2013 - present
Walk for a Cure 2013 - present
Autism Walk 2013 – present
Breast Cancer Walk 2013 – present
Medical Mission trips
Traveled to multiple sites throughout Guatemala and provided health care services such as history and physicals, administering medications and vitamins.
Traveled to multiple sites throughout Peru and provided health care services such as history and physicals, administering medications and vitamins.
Sufficient background knowledge in Spanish.