Leanna Alaiwat PA-C
As a Physician Assistant, I seek to not only learn and excel in medical management, but to grow as an individual in providing compassionate and empathetic care to my patients.
Bachelor of Science-Biology Aug 2014-Aug 2017 University of Detroit Mercy
One of fifteen freshman admitted into the 5-Year Physician Assistant Program out of high school.
Cumulative GPA: 3.76/4.0, Latin honors: Magna Cum Laude
Vigorous undergraduate course work for three years focused on the biological sciences and arts.
Throughout the winter and summer terms of 2017, I worked with Dr. Najor (undergraduate Cell and Molecular Biology professor) to format and create illustrations for her new Cell and Molecular Biology Lab Manual.
Master of Science of Physician Assistant Studies Aug 2017- Aug 2019 University of Detroit Mercy
Cumulative GPA: 3.80/4.0
Didactic year: Intensive study of human disease from the perspectives of epidemiology, etiology, clinical manifestations and course, diagnostic tests, treatment, and prognosis.
Pediatrics- Pediatric and Adolescent Center Southgate (5 weeks)
Ability to perform my own pediatric history and physicals and counsel on diet and behavior.
OB-GYN- Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital- Northline Women’s Health Center (5 weeks)
Ability to perform my own gynecological history and physical exams including breast, abdominal, pelvic, and rectal examinations. Experience with fetal non-stress tests and ultrasounds. Comfortable educating patients on contraceptive options, as well as post-menopausal therapies. Assisted in procedures including: dilation and curettage, laparoscopy, endometrial ablation, endometrial biopsy, LEEP procedure, and observation of robotic hysterectomies, oophorectomies, and salpingectomies.
General Surgery- Royal Oak Beaumont (5 weeks)
Ability to write up pre and post-operative notes and perform pertinent physical examinations. I was placed on the Bariatric team, gaining skills such as pre-operative prep, suturing, retracting, and laparoscopic camera maneuvering.
Psychiatry- VA Hospital Ann Arbor (5 weeks)
Ability to comfortably perform my own interviews and mental status examinations. I had the opportunity to be a part of the inpatient mental health team, working with patients of varying psychological conditions including substance use disorders, and observed and educated patients on ECT therapy.
Family Medicine- Main Center Family Medicine (5 weeks)
Ability to perform my own histories and physicals, and experience in treating those with chronic conditions including opioid dependency. I have been educated on osteopathic manipulation, joint injections, and alternative medicine.
Dermatology- Dermatology Associates Birmingham (2 weeks)
Ability to perform my own dermatological examinations. I have had exposure to both the medicinal side of dermatology, as well as the cosmetic. I have observed small scale surgeries, cryotherapy, and skin biopsies.
Wound Care- Providence Southfield (2 weeks)
Ability to properly clean and debride wounds, while providing proper patient education on their underlying condition.
Emergency Medicine- Beaumont Farmington Hills (5 weeks)
Ability to take pertinent history and perform appropriate physical exam in the ER setting. I have experience in selecting appropriate imaging and labs. I have sutured, stapled, successfully placed an arteriole line, and assisted in putting in central lines. I have performed my own FAST ultrasound, as well as fetal ultrasounds.
Internal Medicine- Ascension St. John Hospital Detroit (5 weeks), EPIC Medical Center (5 weeks)
Able to perform a thorough history and physical and educate the patient on the importance of self- management. Ability to interpret basic radiology imaging and EKGs.
Assistant Bookkeeper Henry Ford-Northline Women’s Health Center 2009-2014
I prepared patient checks and cash for bank deposits. I also assisted in reviewing accounts receivable.
Certified Nurse Aide Henry Ford-Northline Women’s Health Center 2015, 2017
I brought patients back to their rooms, took their vital signs, and first assisted in small scale gynecological procedures including pap smears, biopsies, cultures, and IUD/nexplanon placement.
Certified Nurse Aide EPIC Medical Center-Internal Medicine Southgate 2016
I brought patients back to their rooms and took their vitals.
Teaching Assistant Bio Lab 2 University of Detroit Mercy 2017
I graded papers, held study groups, and assisted pre-health students in understanding the importance of working hard, staying organized, and managing their time well.
American Heart Association ACLS, 2018
American Heart Association BLS, 2018
Stop the Bleed: Bleeding Control Basics, 2018
Caries Risk and Assessment Fluoride Varnish and Counseling, 2018
SBIRT Substance Abuse, 2018
American Academy of Physician Assistants, Student Member, 2017-2019
Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, Student Member, 2017-2019
HFH point of care ultrasound training, 2018
EPIC EMR training course, 2018
Sign language class, 2014
Arabic language 2003-2014
Atlantic Humanitarian Relief, 2017
Arab American Medical Association, yearly
Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, yearly