Aspiring Physician assistant with a Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT background. Familiar with anatomy and physiology, radiological positioning, radiology protocol and standing orders, CDC protocols and radiation safety procedures. Solid understanding of radiation physics and dosimetry, chemistry and use of hazardous and radioactive substances.
2007 Honorable recipient of the Paul Cole Scholarship for Nuclear Medicine students. Filed for and obtained ACR accreditation for MMP PET/CT mobile unit at three different locations: Ingham, Mt. Clemens, and Clarkston. Training on GE DST PET/CT, GE SPECT and planar scanning equipment. Participated in research studies with Lantheus where we conducted exams using new radio pharmaceuticals on eligible patients with heart disease to determine viable cardiac tissue.
Installed and precisely calibrated biomedical equipment. Positioned patients for optimal comfort before procedures. Worked in collaboration with radiologists. Completed diagnostic-quality PET/CT exams under the direction of the radiologist and other healthcare team members. Ordered and received radioactive material. Verified type of radiologic procedure prior to exams using the HIPAA guidelines for two identifiers. Recorded patient histories and supporting clinical data and diagnosis. Developed and maintained effective relationships through useful and timely communication. Familiar with an extensive measure of medical terminology.
Cared for geriatric, and mentally or physically disabled patients in their home. Evaluated blood glucose levels and administered insulin to diabetic patients. Assured safety while performing physical therapy. Bathed patients. Completed household chores along with preparing appropriate meals for sodium, carb, or sugar restricted patients. Provided end of life home care in conjunction with visiting nurses and other healthcare personal.
Performed all routine and emergent nuclear medicine procedures including SPECT stress/rest scans, HIDA, Otreoscan, I131 ablation therapy, routine thyroid uptakes, bone scans, V/Q scans, indium 111 WBC scan, GI bleeds and other non-routine scans. Practiced and mastered all hazardous and radioactive handling protocols. Helped book keep for NRC audit inspections.
Society of Nuclear Medicine member since summer of 2007
Coursework in pre-pharmacy
Coursework in general education with an emphasis in pre-pharmacy
Current post bachelor student in physician assistant studies.
Classroom Tutor/Aide, WCS Academy, Sept. 2012-Jan. 2013
Volunteer, St. George Catholic Church Food Pantry, Nov 2012-Dec 2012
Volunteer, Howell Parks and Recreation, Oct 2012
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