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Assistant Physician

Location:
New York City, NY
Posted:
March 22, 2019

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SUMMARY

Driven, organized, and detail-oriented Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies candidate with experience in plastic surgery seeking employment to provide exemplary patient care. Team player and bond facilitator, excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and friendly disposition. Compassionate and empathetic patient care advocate across all demographics. Skilled in both inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care.

EDUCATION

Arcadia University, College of Health Sciences – Glenside, PA Anticipated May 2019

Candidate for Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies GPA: 3.95

Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Honor List – 2017-2019

Capstone – Improving HPV Vaccination Schedule Adherence

Cornell University, College of Human Ecology – Ithaca, NY Aug 2013 – Jan 2017

Bachelor of Science Human Biology, Health & Society Human Development Inequalities GPA: 3.79

Dean’s List – Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

General Surgery, Clinical Training Feb 2019

Jefferson Health Care System – Philadelphia, PA

Performed peri-operative patient interviews, physical exams, and consults in the evaluation of surgical candidates; assisted in performance of surgical service rounds. Interpreted labs and studies in the peri-operative setting

Assisted with development of appropriate peri-operative orders; educated patients regarding potential complications and post-operative management

First- and second-assisted in a wide variety of surgeries and procedures such as bypass grafting, carotid endarterectomy, exploratory laparotomy, open and laparoscopic hernia repair, open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy, wound debridement, tracheostomy placement, PEG insertion, lipoma excision, abscess incision and drainage, pilonidal cyst excision, and hemorrhoidectomy

Completed extensive practice in surgical wound closure; cared for and dressed surgical wounds independently. Refined surgical skills required of a first-assistant including laparoscopic instrument management and wound debridement techniques

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Clinical Training Jan 2019

St. Christopher Hospital for Children – Philadelphia, PA

Obtained directed histories and physicals, formulated assessment and plans, presented to physicians and NPs, reviewed diagnostic imaging in order to direct patient care. Monitored and reassessed patients until discharge or admission

Provided pediatric patient care to diverse population ranging from neonatal period to adolescence in an acute setting for conditions such as viral illnesses, fevers of unknown origin, croup, acute asthma exacerbations, bronchiolitis, appendicitis, DKA, and minor injuries

Administered nebulizer treatments, assisted in enemas, and performed skin closures via suturing, stapling, and gluing

Assisted NPs and physicians in patient care and management for psychiatric complaints, as well as possible sexual and/or physical abuse cases

Provided patient education and counseling to parents/guardians and autonomous patients alike

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, Clinical Training Nov – Dec 2018

Bucks County Plastic Surgery – Newtown, PA

Assisted board certified, fellowship trained plastic surgeon in consultations, history taking, physical examination, and treatment plan development in the outpatient setting

Assisted board certified dermatologist in care of pediatric and adult patients in outpatient setting for complaints including but not limited to routine skin exams, lesion biopsies, surgical excisions, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, verruca, tinea, contact dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis

First- and second- assisted in a wide variety of cosmetic and medical surgical procedures, including but not limited to: surgical excision of lesion with flap closure, breast reduction and augmentation, post-radiation breast revision, implant exchange, liposuction, gynecomastectomy, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and rhitidectomy

Surgical skill development included de-epithelization, tissue release, liposuction, deep and superficial tissue closure with extensive training in suturing under the direction of the surgeon and his associate fellows, and wound dressings. Assisted in immediate post-operative patient management

Managed outpatient post-operative wounds and performed surgical dressing changes

Observed administration of Botox and dermal fillers as well as application of various cosmetic treatments and skin-renewing lasers

Internal Medicine, Clinical Training Oct – Nov 2018

Lawrence J. Kessel MD & Associates PC – Philadelphia, PA

Independently collected patient histories and conducted physical exams for problem-specific visits as well as annual wellness visits and routine rehabilitative status updates; reviewed diagnostic studies and labs; formulated assessments and plans of acute and chronic medical conditions; facilitated patient education and counseling

Provided intramuscular injections and vaccinations

Collaborated with fellow PAs, physicians, SLPs, PTs, and OTs in rehabilitative and assisted living settings to facilitate continuity of care for disabled and geriatric populations

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Training Sept – Oct 2018

Christiana Care Health System – Newark, DE

Partook in history taking, physical examination, and diagnostic testing review of obstetric and gynecologic patient’s in a 16-bay OBGYN triage under the supervision of attending physicians and OBGYN residents; provided counseling to patients of all backgrounds regarding acute medical presentations

First- and second-assisted in both vaginal and cesarean deliveries; conducted newborn initial assessments and physical examinations

Second-assisted in both inpatient and outpatient surgical settings in various gynecologic procedures including robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, vaginal, and abdominal hysterectomies as well as endometrial ablations and salpingectomies; provided perioperative care to patients throughout each encounter; participated in OBGYN grand rounds

Provided counseling to patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting as a member of the OBGYN clinical team and consulting service

Orthopedic Surgery, Clinical Training Aug – Sept 2018

Princeton Orthopaedic Associates – Princeton, NJ

Obtained problem-focused as well as pre-operative histories, conducted directed physical exams, and developed treatment plans in the outpatient setting

Observed administration of intraarticular corticosteroid injections, performance of joint aspirations, splinting and casting. Assisted in interpretation of radiographs, MRIs, and CT scans; assisted in suture and staple removal; managed wounds independently

Served as first-or second-assist in a variety of orthopedic surgical procedures, including but not limited to: total joint replacement of the shoulder/hip/knee, total femur reconstruction, joint arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder with minimally invasive repair, percutaneous fracture repair, and traumatic fracture ORIF

Surgical skill development included tissue release, joint capsule release, joint dislocation and replacement techniques with assistive equipment, deep and superficial tissue closure under direct guidance of orthopaedic surgeon and RNFAs. Applied post-operative surgical dressings and assisted in perioperative patient care

Assisted with development of appropriate post-operative orders and assisted in performance of hospital rounds and consultations; interpreted labs and studies in the post-operative setting

Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Clinical Training July – Aug 2018

The Horsham Clinic – Horsham, PA

Assisted in inpatient care of acutely psychotic, manic, depressed, suicidal, and dual-diagnosis patients; tasks included collecting patient histories, conducting physical exams, interpreting diagnostic tests, and providing counseling and support to patients throughout inpatient stay

Worked closely with and consulted psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians specializing in drug and alcohol detox, and physician assistants to establish plan of care

Family Medicine, Clinical Training June – July 2018

Tabernacle Family Physicians – Tabernacle, NJ

Tasks included history taking, physical exam conduction, review of diagnostic studies and routine blood work, assessment and plan of acute and chronic medical conditions, and providing detailed patient education

Performed in-office procedures such as vaccination administration, venipuncture, culture collection, wound care, and intraarticular injections with guidance under board-certified family physicians

Emergency Medicine, Clinical Training May – June 2018

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Emergency Department – Camden, NJ

Assisted in triage, assessment, and planning of care of diverse patient population ranging in age from newborn to elderly presenting with chief complaints of various levels of acuity spanning from prompt care to trauma

Emphasized patient education and compliance across all patient interactions

Placed sutures and staples, reduced joint dislocations, splinted, and cared for wounds of varying degrees of severity under guidance of experienced providers; assisted in cardioversion, resuscitation, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and endotracheal intubation; collected and interpreted various diagnostic samples

Assisted in the performance and interpretation of electrocardiograms, bedside ultrasounds, radiographs, and CT scans

CLINICAL ROTATIONS TO BE COMPLETED:

Emergency Medicine, Clinical Training March 2019

Nazareth Hospital, Emergency Department – Philadelphia, PA

Oncologic Breast Surgery, Clinical Training April 2019

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – New York, NY

Medical Assistant May – Aug 2014, 2015, 2016

Kessel Dermatology – Hamilton, NJ

Assisted several board-certified dermatologists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in routine pediatric and adult patient assessment and treatment, both medical and cosmetic – noted providers’ dictations, collected patient histories, executed physical examinations

Served as first-assistant to surgical physician assistant in surgical excisions of malignant and benign lesions; aided in suturing and post-operative wound management

Assisted in biopsies and in-office procedures including I&D, ED&C, cryotherapy, chemical therapy, and allergen patch testing; cared for patient wounds, collected bacterial, viral, and fungal cultures; removed sutures post-operatively

Facilitated proper patient education and preparation for various laser treatments

Provided explanations of conditions as well treatment plans to patients directly

Volunteer Patient Care Advocate Jan – May 2015

Cayuga Medical Center, Emergency Department – Ithaca, NY

Advocated for emergency department patients, provided overall companionship – served as a liaison between providers and patients in need of updates regarding test results and health status

Observed clinical treatment in a high-intensity setting

Shadow 2013 – 2016 (throughout)

Quakerbridge Pediatrics – Hamilton, NJ Dec 2015 – Jan 2016

Hamilton Cardiology Associates – Hamilton, NJ June 2014

Kessel Dermatology – Hamilton, NJ June 2013 – Aug 2013

CERTIFICATION

NCCPA Board Certification PANCE Scheduled May 2019

State License – Physician Assistant Anticipated May 2019

AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support April 2018 – Present

AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Jan 2016 – Present

MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATION

Pennsylvania Society for Physician Assistants Student Member Nov 2017 – Present

New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants Student Member May 2016 – Present

Alpha Phi International Fraternity Member Jan 2014 – Present

VOLUNTEER AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Cornell Women’s Resource Center Executive Board Member – Ithaca, NY May 2016 – May 2017

Organized and participated in events throughout each semester that advocated for the equality of women in healthcare, the work place, and beyond, collaborating with other on-campus groups and working closely with Cornell administration

Pre-professional Association Towards Careers in Health – Ithaca, NY Sept 2013 – May 2017

Functioned as a student mentor to underclassman of similar major and professional interests, as well as participated in local community service projects pertaining to biology and medicine

Personality, Attachment, and Control Lab Head RA, Coordinator – Ithaca, NY Jan 2016 – Dec 2016

Functioned as Head Research Assistant and Lab Coordinator under Dr. Cynthia Hazan, exploring how one’s experiences are influenced by both internal and external factors

Phenomenon of Adult Attachment Lab Head RA, Coordinator – Ithaca, NY Jan 2016 – Dec 2016

Functioned as Head Research Assistant and Lab Coordinator under Dr. Cynthia Hazan, conducting randomized controlled trials regarding adult attachment styles, measuring the effects of priming for separation from an attachment figure on body temperature

Love Your Melon Campus Crew – Ithaca, NY Jan 2016 – Dec 2016

Served as a campus representative of an apparel brand, raising awareness of childhood cancer, supporting the organization through promotions and sales events and personally engaging in LYM’s charitable programming initiatives

College of Human Ecology Student Ambassadors – Ithaca, NY Oct 2014 – Dec 2016

Alpha Phi Fraternity Executive Dir. of New Member Education – Ithaca, NY Oct 2015 – Nov 2016



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