2013 Member of American College of Healthcare Executives
- The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.
2011 Member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
Operating Room Shadowing
January 18th, 2010
I was given the opportunity to shadow Dr. Mark Monroe of Anesthesia Consultants in the Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville. I spent 10 hours following Dr. Monroe and had an opportunity to observe an emergent "bring back" thoracotomy for bleeding, an open heart surgery case of a very ill woman, and a very difficult traceostomy on a 400 pound man.
Camp Boggy Creek Counselor
Sept 28,2007 & March 28,2008
The goal of camp boggy creek is to enrich the lives of children who have chronic life threatening illnesses. As an activity pal I was there to lend a helping hand to campers as well as their families. Each family is paired up with a pal who acts as a host for the weekend. Depending on the familiys needs, family pal responsiblites can include:greeting families upon arrival, touring them around camp, joining family members in camp activites, entertaining the children when the parents are in parent-only activites, helping the family with any needs that arise, and generally helping them to have the best experince possible.
Medical Mission Trip to Jamaica
March 8th-16th 2008
During Spring Break, I participated as a Medical Volunteer for the program CAMEO (Caribbean American Medical Education Organization) that offers basic health care to under-served populations in Jamaica. While in Jamaica a team of pre-medical students and I assisted doctors and nurses in rotations of the clinics and helped by checking patients in and out, obtaining patients history, take vitals (BP,HR,Blood Glucose), filling prescriptions, and sitting in during consultations. The last day of the week we were given permission to diagnose some patients ourselves with the doctors shadowing us and helping with the prognosis.
Arts in Medcine at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
- This course was provided by FSU and was directed to orient, teach, and coordinate students in the field of Arts in Medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The purpose of the course is to allow each student to use his/her particular talents to benefit TMH's patients, families, and staff. The overall mission is to make the hospital enviroment a more relaxed and enjoyable place for patients and staff. Projects included interactions with patients in music, dance, or the visual arts and/or aesthetic enhancement of the hospital environment. Two credit hours were given for volunteerring 4 hours/week for the semester.