****-**** ******-***** **********, Hickory, NC
Physician Assistant Program, GPA 3.7
M.S. Physician Assistant Studies Anticipated May 2020
2012-2016 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
B.S. Biological Sciences, Minor Chemistry, May 2016
PA STUDENT CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Examined and compared evidence for oral probiotic therapy in gravid woman and in infancy to prevent the development of atopic dermatitis in children. Probiotics are safe and less expensive than prescription medications. Certain species of probiotic therapy with proved to be effective in preventing atopic disease if taken for at least 6 months. Further research required for dosing. Poster session with colleagues in March 2020.
Family Medicine DeSantis Family Practice, Hcikory, NC 6 weeks
Emergency Medicine Catawba Hospital Emergency Dept, Hickory, NC 6 weeks
Outpatient Internal Medicine Adult Internal Medicine, Hickory, NC 3 weeks
Inpatient Internal Medicine Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Lenoir, NC 3 weeks
OB/GYN A Women’s View, Hickory, NC 6 weeks
Surgery Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville NC 6 weeks
Pediatrics Fairfax Pediatric Associates, Fairfax, VA 6 weeks
Psychiatry Inpatient Catawba Medical Center, Hickory, NC 6 weeks
Gastroenterology Gastroenterolgoy Associates, Hickory, NC 3 weeks
Ear, Nose and Throat Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat, Hickory, NC 3 weeks
Venipuncture, initiating intravenous lines and infusions, bladder catheterization, Pap smears, CPR, obtaining cultures, drain removal, suturing and laceration repair, NG intubation, wound care and dressing changes, administering prescription medications, chest X-ray interpretation, spirometry, abdominal ultrasound.
Clinical Rotation Experiences
Examination of eyes with fundoscopic exam and fluorescein staining, incision and drainage of abscesses, casting and splinting, breast and pelvic exams, assisting in general and urologic surgery including colonoscopy, central line insertion and removal, cardiac defibrillation, insertion of chest tubes, forgien body removal, joint aspiration and injection, lesion excision, punch biopsy, ABG interpretation, fetal monitoring.
2016-2018 Clinical Technician II
INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Virginia
Worked as a member of a medical team to take and record vital signs, draw blood, start IV access, collect lab specimens, monitor blood glucose, monitor intake & output, inserts Foley catheters, and assists patients with ADLs. Trained and precepted new staff members.
2016-2018 Medical Assistant
Loudoun Free Clinic, Leesburg, VA
Volunteer experience. Worked with low-income patients without health insurance to triage and take vital signs. Learned how to administer a 12-lead EKG and ABI test. Routinely collect lab samples and performed Snellen exams. Provided education materials mainly on healthy lifestyles and chronic disease management. Medical record management.
2015-2017 Substitute Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools
Guided children of all ages through a variety subjects in Elementary and Middle schools. Strengthened interpersonal communication skills with children. Moderated disagreements between younger students.
2013-2015 Accountant Assistant
Chemical Engineering Department, Virginia Tech
Worked with department accountants to process receipts and invoices, reconcile fund reports, and managed records.
2008-2012 Swim Instructor
YWCA, Vienna, VA
Trained in Lifeguard, CPR and AED practices in fast paced environment. Patiently worked with children to develop swimming skills and water safety.
HONORS AND AWARDS
· Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
· Challenge Bowl Team Member, AAPA Conference 2019
· American Association of Physician Assistants
· Society of Dermatological Physician Assistants
· North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE
· 2020, Expected board-certification
· 2020, Expected North Carolina Medical License
· 2019- present, ACLS/PALS Certified, American Heart Association
· 2012- present, Adult First Aid/BLS Certified, American Heart Association
· 2015-2018, Licensed Certified Nurse Assistant II in Virginia
· Medical Mission Trip to Masvingo, Zimbabwe, 2015
· Jim McDonnel Lake Swim Medical Team, May 2017, 2016
· Cooperative Christian Ministry, Hickory NC
· Epic, Athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, VISTA