University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
College of Allied Health
Master of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, July 31, 2014
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2011
Graduated summa cum laude, GPA 3.93
Vestavia Hills High School, Vestavia Hills, AL
Advanced Academic Diploma, 2007
Graduated valedictorian, GPA 4.07
LICENCES AND CERTIFICATIONS
NCCPA Certification – Identification # 1117616
Alabama Physician Assistant License # 1005
Florida Physician Assistant License # 9108418
American Heart Association Basic Life Support
American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
Certificate of Completion – “HIPAA” Training Course
Pamela Kennedy Dermatology and Aesthetics, November 4, 2014 – December 15, 2016
Physician Assistant – Certified
As a physician assistant for Dr. Kennedy, I worked autonomously and thus acquired my own patient base. Duties of this position included seeing approximately 25 patients/per day, to include, but not limited to: full-body skin examinations, various general dermatology complaints (in which shave biopsies, punch biopsies, cryotherapy, I&Ds, IL injections, etc. are performed as necessary), cosmetically-focused visits (Botox injections, Juvederm/Restylane administration, and laser treatments), skin cancer treatment (Shave ED&Cs and excisions – minimal surgical experience with a willingness to learn). Patient education and selecting appropriate treatment regimens based off individual patient needs are of utmost importance to me.
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
2015 Alabama Dermatology Summer Symposium – 16 CME hours
2015 Society Dermatology Physician Assistants Annual Fall Dermatology Conference – 22 CME hours
2016 Society Dermatology Physician Assistants Annual Summer Dermatology Conference – 17 CME hours
Maui Derm NP+PA Fall 2016 – 22 CME hours
DERMATOLOGY CLINICAL ROTATION
06/23/14 – 07/18/14 Dermatology – The Center for Dermatology
This final elective rotation consisted of working alongside a physician assistant in a busy dermatology clinic. Duties included taking history and physicals, consulting with my preceptor and the supervising physician, identifying benign and potentially malignant skin lesions, treating both common and rare dermatologic conditions, familiarizing myself and patients with drug regimens suited for specific conditions, and patient education. Procedures included biopsies, cryotherapy, incision and drainage, topical application of resins, electrodessication and curettage, among others.
ADDITIONAL RELATED EXPERIENCE
Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology Center, Birmingham, AL
Shadowed Dr. Gary Monheit and Ms. Heidi Neugent, PA-C, August 2011– November 2011
Shadowed one of Birmingham’s most reputable dermatologists and Alabama’s first Mohs surgeon, boasting the premier referral practice for over 30 years.
Observed the partnership of physician and physician assistant and came to understand the role of a physician assistant in the field of dermatology.