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Medical Assistant/Medication Assistance Program Coordinator

Durham, NC


Graduating physician assistant seeking full-time employment in a primary care setting 
-Proficient in medical Spanish 
-Extensive experience in primary care settings

Work Experience

Medical Assistant/Medication Assistance Program Coordinator

Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Milwaukee, WI

August 2008 to July 2010

-Prepared adult/pediatric/OB patients for outpatient medical visits 
-Obtained vital signs, performed routine screenings/lab procedures, administered injections 
-Maintained accuracy of electronic medical record 
-Assisted low-income, uninsured patients to enroll in pharmaceutical patient assistance programs 
-Obtained $200,000 - $250,000/year worth of free medications for patients 
-Supervised AmeriCorps members and student volunteers

Rehabilitation Aide, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
Milwaukee, WI

October 2007 to March 2010

-Assisted patients with physical/occupational therapy under direction of therapist 
-Assisted patients with ambulation, transfers and activities of daily living

AmeriCorps Member - Medication Assistance Program Leader

Sixteenth Street Community Health Center/AmeriCorps
Milwaukee, WI

September 2006 to August 2008

-Assisted low-income, uninsured patients to enroll in pharmaceutical patient assistance programs 
-Obtained over $525,000 worth of free medications and assisted approx. 125 patients over 2 years 
-Planned and participated in additional service projects within clinic and surrounding community (i.e. blood drives, lead poisoning prevention outreach, river clean-ups) 
-Supervised the service activities of student volunteers 
-Recipient of Astra Zeneca Educational Scholarship Conference Participation Award – 
Attended Patient Assistance Programs Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2007 & 2008

Dietary Aide, Nutrition & Food Services Department

Northwest Community Hospital
Arlington Heights, IL

June 2000 to September 2006

-Prepared and delivered patient meal trays 
-Trained new employees

Teaching Assistant/Grader/Student Employee, Department of Biology

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL

August 2003 to May 2006

Health and Safety Intern

American Red Cross of the Heartland
Bloomington, IL

January 2006 to April 2006

-Developed promotional materials for Health/Safety education programs


Master of Health Sciences, PA Certificate

Duke University Physician Assistant Program
Durham, NC

2010 to 2012

Post-Baccalaureate Undergraduate Coursework in Biomedical Sciences

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, NC

2008 to 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Hispanic Studies

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL

2002 to 2006


Spanish – ILR Level 3 (Professional Working Proficiency), experience working in multiple EMR systems (i.e. Sage Intergy, Epic OCHIN, Centricity Logician, eBrowser), completed courses in Advanced Medical Spanish and Patient Centered Medical Home


Sword of Honor Award

April 2006

Sigma Alpha Iota (professional music fraternity), Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 
-Awarded for outstanding leadership and service to the collegiate chapter of the fraternity

Underserved Community Scholarship Program, Duke PA Program

March 2011

-Spent 6 months of clinical rotations in a single rural, medically-underserved community


Eligible for PA National Certifying Exam

August 2012

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider

Expires 7/2013

Basic Life Support Provider

Expires 5/2013


Eugene A. Stead Student Society, Duke University

August 2010 to Present

North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

August 2010 to Present

American Academy of Physician Assistants

August 2010 to Present

Academy of Family Practice Physician Assistants

2011 to Present

Additional Information

-Primary Care, Roanoke – Chowan Community Health Center (Ahoskie, NC) * - 12 weeks 
-Pediatrics, Carolina Pediatrics (Ahoskie, NC) * - 4 weeks 
-Obstetrics/Gynecology, Women’s Care of Ahoskie (Ahoskie, NC) * - 4 weeks 
-Behavioral Medicine, Solid Foundations (Ahoskie, NC) * - 4 weeks 
-Endocrinology, Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC) - 4 weeks 
-Emergency Medicine, Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC) - 4 weeks 
-General/Bariatric/Vascular Surgery, Cornerstone Surgery/High Point Regional Medical Center (High Point, NC) - 4 weeks 
-Internal Medicine, Durham Regional Hospital – Hospitalists (Durham, NC) - 8 weeks 
* Indicates rotation occurring in a medically-underserved area 
Participant - Harvey, the Cardiopulmonary Simulator Study 
Duke Physician Assistant Program, 2012 
Volunteer Activities – PA School: Blood Drive Co-Chairperson (6/11), Coordinator – Ronald McDonald House Dinner (6/11), Burton Elementary School Hygiene Project Committee Member (4/11) 
Blood Drive Coordinator, American Red Cross Blood Drives 
Beta Beta Beta Service Project, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2005 - 2006 
-Coordinated publicity efforts, volunteer placement and donor recruitment for 4 on-campus blood drives