Curriculum Vitae

Education

CUNY York College  | Jamaica, New York

M.S, Physician Assistant Studies       Anticipated Graduation December 2023

CUNY – Hunter College January 2017 — December 2019

Graduated December 2019

Human Biology Major – Biology Minor GPA 3.42

New York Institute of Technology September 2015 — May 2017

Biology Major GPA 3.52 Dean’s List

Des Moines University Health P.A.S.S. Program June 2017

  • Researched four clinical areas: osteopathic & podiatric medicine, physical therapy & physician assistant studies.
  • Involved in hands-on experiences in state-of-the-art facilities, including simulations with life-like medical mannequins and labs to test casting, suturing and surgery skills.
  • Shadowed doctors, PA’s and other health care providers at the on-campus clinic in OMM & PT.
  • Prepared for PA school by participating in mock interviews and conducting research.
  • Received guidance from medical and PA student mentors and collaborated with faculty, students and staff. 

Research

Asian Pacific Culture and Health Research Project at Des Moines Medical University June 2017

  • Literature Review included: Health beliefs and behaviors, general health profiles of the population, social determinants of health, and risk factors.
  • Determining why Hepatitis B is prevalent in this population and how it can be addressed.
  • Understanding the structural constraints on Asian/Pacific Islanders such as: access to healthcare, socioeconomic status, other barriers, transportation, and cultural factors.
  • Noticing underrepresented groups and the cultural strengths of their population.
  • Determining challenges and implications for healthcare providers such as: immigration status, changing patient base, particular foods, practices, beliefs, and Contemporary Alternative Medicine (CAM). 

Work Experience

Emergency Medical Technician (911) — NYU Langone Hospital July 2021 – August 2021

  • Provides basic life support, trauma care, immobilization, airway management and patient physical examination for adults and pediatrics.
  • Recognizes medical indications, contraindications, and side effects of medication.
  • Administers medication and treatments via oral, nasal, sublingual, and intramuscular dosing.
  • Obtains vitals such as blood pressure, pulse rates, respirations, and lung sounds.
  • Maintains ability and credentials to work in the NYC 911 system.
  • Follows LMC, FDNY and NYS DOH guidelines for operations of emergency vehicles.

COVID-19 Vaccinator  — Affiliated Physicians          January 2021 – August 2021

  • Administers IM injections to adults and children over the age of 12 years old.
  • Sound knowledge of emergency action to be taken, including epinephrine administration during an anaphylactic reaction.
  • Outstanding knowledge of protocols for adverse reaction, reporting of incidents and injuries.

Ophthalmic Assistant – Robert H. Rubman, M.D. P.C. September 2018 — August 2021

  • Performs basic and routine vision screenings examinations; records data on standard format and interacts with Doctor in minor surgeries.
  • Maintains patients charts by keeping them updated with detailed notes.
  • Instructs patients on proper contact lens and eyeglass use and care.
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments and provides a clean work environment for doctors and patients.
  • Authorizes drug refills and provides detailed prescription information to pharmacies.

Emergency Medical Technician – SeniorCare   August 2020 — June 2021

  • Interpreted limited medical history and physical examinations to identify underlying critical issues.
  • Acted as primary caregiver on scenes, led my crew, other departments, and bystanders.
  • Worked as a team with partners and other providers on scene and at the hospital to provide the highest quality of care.
  • Cooperated and maintained a professional relationship with others to facilitate the delivery of care to patients.

Peer Mentor —Human Biology Department September 2018 — May 2019

  • Mentored both students who are interested in the Human Biology Major at Hunter College and students who have already declared their major.
  • Counseled students individually, assisted them in overcoming obstacles in college, adjusting to life, and making proper choices to stay focused on their career.
  • Provided academic coaching as well as advice on class scheduling, time management, and study skills.
  • Provided role-model ethical leadership for community members.

Recreation Assistant — Bristal Assisted Living September 2017 — September 2018

  • Worked in recreational tasks related to sports, games, movies, crafts, music and other recreation.
  • Led groups of elderly in indoor and outdoor recreation activities while maintaining recreation equipment.
  • Worked special events/projects as assigned; e.g. birthdays, holiday parties, etc.
  • Responsible for reception duties; answered phones and greeted elderly, children, and internal and external customers, assisted parents and guardians regarding their loved ones in the program, assisted customers wishing to rent apartments in the facility.
  • Engaged elderly in physical and mental exercises.

Administrative Assistant — Hunter College Science Center September 2017 — September 2018

  • Excelled at prioritizing, completing multiple tasks simultaneously, and following through to achieve project goals.
  • Managed receptionist area, including greeting visitors, keeping track of the number of students signed-in and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information.
  • Utilized ability to navigate Microsoft applications to create materials for our department such as flyers, sign-in sheets and instructions for daily tasks.

Registrar Assistant — New York Institute of Technology September 2015 — February 2017

  • Received registration forms, issued official transcripts, posted transfer credits, advised in classroom scheduling, built course sections, created a final exam schedule for the campus and updated schedule changes/conflicts.
  • Processed block registration for the NYIT campuses in China and Abu Dhabi.
  • Wrote letters of enrollment.
  • Managed and organized office records according to policy.

Waitress — Kombert Caterers April 2015 — July 2018

  • Ensured exemplary guest service through all forms of banquet service, carving stations, ran food during events, replenished product and supplies in compliance with event standards.
  • Trained new staff in providing excellent customer service and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Seated customers, bussed tables, presented menus and assisted with drink orders.
  • Cleaned the dining area while ensuring that customers had a pleasant, hygienic dining experience.
  • Provided individualized customer service to patrons.

Cashier — Cinnabon April 2015 — May 2016

  • Operated POS for cash, check and credit card transactions.
  • Answered customers’ questions, provided information on procedures, and resolved complaints.
  • Computed and recorded totals of transactions.
  • Maintained clean and orderly checkout areas.
  • Stocked shelves, and check for any tampered or broken merchandise.

 

Certifications

Basic Life Support (BLS): Emergency Medical Technician 07/28/2020

Healthcare Provider CPR & AED (BLS) 05/13/2020

Mental Health First Aid USA 07/19/2019

Diversity & Health Film Series from Kaiser Permanente 06/23/2017

 

Community Outreach

Shape Up NYC Intern – NYC Department of Parks & Rec. June 2018 — September 2018

  • Provided opportunities for free physical activity across New York City, with an emphasis on neighborhoods with high rates of obesity and obesity-related diseases.
  • Events coordination included managing event requests while coordinating with instructors, staff, and event organizers to ensure good communication.
  • Visited fitness classes throughout all 5 boroughs to distribute surveys to class participants and enter information into a database confirming the high risk areas of obesity-related diseases.
  • Consulted with the planning, promotion, and execution of Shape Up NYC summer events.

Volunteer Parent Educator — NYP-Columbia Jul 2017 – September 2017

  • Improved health literacy of caregivers with an emphasis on overall health and well-being by empowering patients to maximize their medical visits using culturally responsive health education materials.
  • Engaged caregivers in informative conversation to assess their insight regarding their child’s health needs.
  • Referred patients to available community resources that may help address the patients’ needs.
  • Document patient encounters and greet patients to our facility and help them fill out any paperwork.

East Coast Camps Volunteer Counselor June 2015 — August 2015

  • Recognized and responded to opportunities for problem solving in the cabin.
  • Developed opportunities for interaction between campers, staff and volunteers.
  • Provided opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems and concerns.
  • Helped each camper meet the goals established by the camp for camper development.

World Science Festival Greeter May 2017 — June 2017

  • Applied physics knowledge in explaining how science festivals festivities were related to science.
  • Checked in guests at venues with tickets.
  • Welcomed attendees and answered their questions when they arrived.
  • Answered general and festival program questions for the public.

Lynbrook Soccer Assistant Coach September 2014 — Dec. 2014

  • Partnered with the head coach in managing and directing the soccer program such as training, competing and scheduling.
  • Responsible for enforcing all rules and regulations set forth for the team.

 

Leadership

High School Mentor — Hunter Science College Success Program (HSCSP) April 2018

  • Motivated and informed students at Manhattan Hunter Science High School about pursuing higher education and professional careers in various disciplines.
  • Advised students on skills such as time management, utilization of college resources, and other topics pertinent to transitioning into college.

Gerald E. Thomson Undergraduate Premedical Program — 

Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons January 2018 — May 2018

  • Focal Points included: Mentorship, Advisement, Career Exposure and Development, and Practical Experience.
  • Program included mentorship from medical faculty/clinicians, pre-medical advising and academic counseling, as well as career exposure and clinical shadowing experiences.
  • Shadowed at NYP – Columbia radiology department with the head of the department.

Learner Feedback Panel — AAMC January 2018 – January 2019

  • The AAMC convenes a yearly Learner Feedback Panel, made up of 60-80 premeds, medical students, MD/PhD candidates, DO students, residents and fellows from across the country. 
  • Determined what the current student and trainee experience throughout the medical journey was.
  • Gave opinions on how AAMC might better support the medical community.

NYIT Orientation Leader — New York Institute of Technology July 2016 — January 2017

  • Consulted in the implementation of orientation programs for new students and their parents.
  • Served as a role model for incoming students and peers.
  • Coordinated, facilitated, and maintained an orientation group’s involvement with the community’s welcoming and social programming events, as well as small group activities.

Leader for Relay for Life Fundraiser September 2015 — Dec. 2015

  • Secured $100 dollars through effective advertising and meticulous organizing.
  • Marketed and increased publicity by giving out surveys and putting up flyers at NYIT residence halls.
  • Worked diligently and patiently with the team with constant motivation, communication and persistence. 

Shadowing 

Montefiore Medical Center – Internal Medicine November 2019

  • Shadowed PA Dhargalkar in the Internal Medicine department where I gained clinical experience interacting with patients, engaging in diagnoses, working along with the physician and translating for Spanish speaking patients. 
  • Implemented known medical terminology while reviewing the patient’s medical history, learned how different drugs can be used for certain diagnoses and developed a beginner pharmaceutical vocabulary.

Atlantis – Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid January 2019

  • Gained the opportunity to see healthcare through a new perspective and observed how medicine is practiced in a foreign country and culture.
  • Spent 20+ hours per week shadowing doctors and PAs, rotating through different specialties and getting an up-close view of what medicine looks like in action.
  • Gained exposure to different fields of medicine such as Orthopedics, General Surgery and Hematology.
  • Observed several surgeries that included knee replacement, hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, ACL repairs and hip replacements.

New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia May 2018

  • Shadowed Dr. Ernst Garcon in the Radiology department where I was able to understand how radiology worked and how to perform radiology exams.
  • Watched the doctor perform a spinal fluid extraction on a patient with a history of cancer. 
  • Observed the doctor interpret X-Rays, CT’s, MRI’s, PET’s, Angiograms, Ultrasounds, Mammograms and sonograms.

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