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Physician Assistant Medical

Houston, TX
December 31, 2020

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Hillary Mai, MPAS, PA-C

Email: Mobile: 713-***-****


Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) July 2018—August 2020

University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, TX Cumulative GPA: 3.875

Board Certified TMB ID: PA13999

Bachelor of Arts in Biology August2013—May 2017

University of St. Thomas – Houston, TX Cumulative GPA: 3.8

Summa Cum laude


PA Clinical Rotations July 2019-August 2020

Obstetrics and Gynecology: OB/Gyn of Houston, Houston, Tx 4 weeks

●Performed breast cancer screenings.

●Performed histories and well women exams on patients.

●Performed pap smears and cultures.

●Interpretation of urinalysis and labs.

●First Assisted in C-section.

General Surgery: Houston Methodist, Houston, Tx 2 weeks

●Performed history and physical exams for pre and post-operative patients.

●Managed patients pre and post-operatively

●Observed colonoscopy and endoscopy with biopsy

●First assisted in major surgeries including: herniorrhaphy, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, wound debridement.

Emergency Medicine: UTMB ED, Galveston, Tx 2 weeks

●Performed history and physical exams on patients in low and high acuity settings while also developing an assessment and plan

●Interpreted EKGs, radiologic images, and labs with providers

●Performed local/regional blocks, closing lacerations, and wound care

●Assisted triaging patients

●Observed codes and trauma situations

Primary Care: Epic Family Care, Richmond, Tx 4 weeks

●Performed histories and physical exams on patients with hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

●Performed urinalysis, nasal and throat cultures.

●Ordered blood lab work and diagnostic tests and interpreted results.

●Applied electrocardiogram leads and interpreted EKGs.

●Wound care and dressing management.

Trauma Surgery: Houston Methodist, Houston, Tx 2 weeks

●Prepared for stabilization of unstable patients in the trauma bay.

●Performed history and physical exams for pre and post-operative patients.

●Observed in urgent surgeries including: cholecystectomy, open appendectomy, wound debridement.

Gastroenterology: Victoria Gastroenterology, Victoria, Tx 4 weeks

●Performed histories and physical exams on patients with irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, GERD, hepatitis, and fatty liver disease.

●Rounded on hospital consults, such as patients with GI bleeds.

●Performed anoscopies.

●Observed various of surgical procedures such as: EGD, colonoscopies, ERCPs, MRCPs.

Dermatology: Houston Skin Care Associates and UTMB, Galveston, Tx 4 weeks

●Performed histories and full body exams on skin cancer patients.

●Performed shave biopsies and punch biopsies.

●Assisted in obtaining skin samples for microscope slides.

●Botox injections.


●Skin tag excisions.

●Lidocaine injections.

●Triamcinolone preparations and injections for alopecia areata, urticaria, and keloids.

●First assist in BCC, SCC and melanoma excisions.

●Suturing and suture removal.

Pulmonology: Clear Lake Specialties, Webster, Tx 4 weeks

●Performed histories and physical exams on patients with asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, sinusitis, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism.

●Performing 6 minute walk tests to assess for deconditioning due to lung conditions.

●Interpreted pulmonary function test and CPAP compliance results.

●Prescribed the appropriate medications for patients with asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism.

●Counseled patient on inhaler use, and sleep apnea masks compliance.

Pediatrics: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tx 4 weeks

●Performed physical exams and bilirubin interpretations on newborns, and social history exams for adolescents.

●Performed well child checks.

●Performed sports physicals.

●Interviewed patients with ADHD, and depression.

●Prescribed medications.

Psychiatry: Austin Correctional Managed Care, Austin, Tx 4 weeks

●Interviewed patients in the prison system with various psychiatric diagnoses such as: schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, antisocial disorder, and anxiety.

●Prescribed medication with appropriate dosing.

Primary Care: Southwest Primary Care, Sugarland, Tx 4 weeks

● Performed histories and physical exams on patients with hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and other chronic medical conditions.

●Performed urinalysis, nasal and throat cultures.

●Ordered blood lab work and diagnostic tests and interpreted results.

●Applied electrocardiogram leads and interpreted EKGs.

●Wound care management.

●Completed entire electronical medical record, sent labs, diagnostics, prescriptions.


Project C.U.R.E – Houston, Tx – Volunteer September 2020

Organized donated medical/surgical supplies and packed boxes into shipment containers so that they can be shipped to other countries.

St. Vincent’s Hope Clinic – Galveston, Tx – Volunteer September 2018—2019

●Obtained history, performed physical exams, created differentials, and created treatment plans for uninsured patients with hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Completed electronic medical record and writing prescriptions. Called other clinics to create new appointments and counseled patients on medicine compliance. Performed full body skin checks, cryotherapy and punch biopsies on Dermatology night. Screened patients for depression and anxiety and other psychiatric disorders on Psychology night.

Luke’s Society – Galveston, Tx – Volunteer August 2018

●Luke’s Society is a free clinic held on Saturdays’ for low income families. Organized medications and also measured blood pressures before the patient sees the healthcare provider.

TOOTH – Galveston, TX – Volunteer April 2019

●Educated children on the importance of oral health, balanced diets, and the prevention of dental caries

Interacted with children in oral hygiene activities and assisted in the distribution of free oral hygiene kits

Full time Dermatology Medical Assistant – Houston, Tx (40+ hours a week) July 2017 – 2018

●Assisted in front and back office duties such as: assisting providers during skin surgeries, anesthetizing before biopsies, wound care, packing surgical packs, patient education on skin cancers and treatment plans, medical charting on EMA.

Part Time Medical Scribe – Pearland, Tx (20 hours a week) August 2016 – 2017

●Completes electronic medical documentation while the physician treats and diagnoses the patient.

Houston's Healthcare for Homeless – Houston, Tx – Volunteer January 2017—May 2017

●Taking patients vitals and taking histories before the physicians see the patient. Update medication logs, fill medication cabinets at the pharmacy.

Camp Neuro – Houston, Tx – Volunteer Camp Counselor July 2016

●Facilitate a PA guest speakers to discuss the PA profession to high school students. Organized a fitness session to encourage students about lifestyle modifications and proper exercise. Assisted with activities and participated on a panel.

Camp Cardiac – Houston, Tx – Volunteer Camp Counselor July 2016

●Collaborated with Baylor College of Medicine to help facilitate a nationwide camp to help introduce medicine to high school students. Participated in a panel to give students a better understanding of college life. The students learned about heart anatomy and physiology. Organized guest speakers to attend to teach about what a cardiologist’s day entails.

Elite Care Patient Care Technician – Houston, Tx – Volunteer September 2015 —January 2016

●Serving patients by taking basic vitals, EKGs, cleaning beds, and with anything else the physician or nurse needs help with.

Medical Bridges – Houston, Tx – Volunteer March 2015—2016

●Helped package and count surgical tools to send to third world countries.


Performing histories and physical exams

Formulating assessment & plan

EKG, lab, & radiologic interpretation

Breast examination

Performing CPR


Immunization administration

Well child check

Sport physicals

Wound care and dressing changes

Otoscope and auto-insufflation

Throat and nasal cultures

Digital rectal exam

Sterile technique in operating rooms

First assisting in surgeries

Shave biopsy


Incision and drainage

Skin tag excision

Running suture


Vertical mattress suture

Horizontal mattress suture

One handed surgical tie

Two handed surgical tie


Texas Gulf Coast PA Association (TGCPAA) – Member September 2018 – Present

Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society- Nu Beta Chapter August 2013 — 2017


●Tri Beta Secretary (2015-2016)

●Tri Beta Vice President (2016-2017)

Health-Occupational Society of America (HOSA) – Member August 2013 — 2017

Pre-Health Professionals Society (PHPS) – Member August 2013-2014


The University of Texas Medical Branch Dean’s List July 2018 — August 2020

University of St. Thomas Dean’s List August 2013 — May 2017

3rd Place in HOSA’s (Future Health Professionals) State Competition in Transcultural Health May 2015

HOSA's Most Outstanding Sophomore for Top fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research May 2015


American Heart Association: ACLS Provider January 2019

American Heart Association: Basic Cardiac Life Support Provider Issued: October 2020

REFERENCES (available upon request)

Professor Christi Kobald, MPAS UTMB Physician Assistant Professor

V. Jude Forbes-De La Cruz, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC Nurse Practitioner




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