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Education Objective

To obtain an education in becoming a Physicians Assistant

I Sean Doherty would greatly appreciate the opportunity to present my specific talents to your esteemed academic  expertise who create the healthcare community. My practice as a phlebotomist has been ongoing for over five years and has greatly instilled a compassionate relationship in wellbeing, heath care, as well as patient relationship.  While granted the opportunity to grow and become a Physicians Assistant, I intend to benefit every part of this position with compassionate care that is dedicated to both the patient as well as the healthcare staff.

Work experience

Dec 2015Present

Laboratory Phlebotomist

Altru Health System

My time spent at Altru Health System has provided me with the ability to complete my undergraduate education with ease of comfort while working in an atmosphere that is both welcoming and professional in serving those of the northern North Dakota and Minnesota territory. Working as a validated pediatric phlebotomist has allowed me the opportunity to become internally confident with my work, a proficient communicator with the patient, compassionate toward patient family members, as well as a servant for the community of North Dakotan and Minnesotan families.

Nov 2013Dec 2015

Laboratory Specimen Technician (Phlebotomist)

Regions Hospital

 I am grateful for my experience with Regions Hospital. I’ve learned the value of teamwork and patience. As an LST my responsibilities are on the floors drawing blood, placing IV's and performing EKG's for all age groups ranging from infants to elderly from critical care ICU to observation unit patients. While I have other responsibilities in the lab with receiving specimens on Epic and placing each sample in their appropriate location for the technical staff to handle. Through my time spent at Regions Hospital I’ve only grown in my performance as a phlebotomist, with over 3,000 hours of patient/phlebotomy care and being placed in the top 90 percentile for successful phlebotomies. Regions Hospital has taught me the importance of patient care in such a way that I now strive to improve the health and wellbeing of both members and patients of the healthcare community.

Mar 2012Oct 2013

Collections Technician II -- Phlebotomist

American Red Cross

After completion of the Mid-America Division (12 week long) course and achieving 1,000 phlebotomy hours through the American Red Cross , I have gained valuable venipuncture and patient care skills.



Jan 2016May 2018

Bachelors of Arts and Sciences Degree

University of North Dakota

Studies in Biology/Pre-health

Aug 2013Apr 2015

Anoka Ramsey Community College

Studies in Biology/Pre-health

Sep 2011Nov 2011

Phlebotomy Certificate

Hennepin Technical College

Phlebotomy/Health Care Certificate

Sep 2008May 2011

High School Diploma

Fridley High School

High School Diploma

Volunteer Work

North Dakota Science & Engineering Fair Grand Forks, ND, United States Apr 2017 Science & Engineering Fair Judge

The North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair is a state and regional competition that allows the opportunity for middle school up to high school students to compete for awards and scholarships. The competition takes place every year in the Memorial Union of the University of North Dakota. This is a fun and eventful time for the students to present all of the hard work that they've gone through to get to where they are, as well as for the judges to witness the amazing minds of North Dakota students. 

was very excited to have the privilege of being a judging at the NDSSEF; I had performed at many science fairs while growing up, so this really hit close to home, and allowed myself to see what types of future potential scientists and researchers are out there in the North Dakota district.  

U-Nited for Autism Minneapolis, MN, United states Apr 2015 5K-Run Volunteer

U-Nited for Autism is a group that raises autism awareness. The group is based at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. This group is primarily ran by the student body, and is funded by events organized by those associated with the organization.

I was able to assist with the set up and take down of a 5K race that took place on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. This was a valuable experience that allowed me to witness and be a part of the Twin Cities student body coming together to support a cause that is not often spoken about, but is all around us. 

Blaine USA World Cub Medical Staff Blaine, MN, United States Jul 2012 - Jul 2012 Front Desk Medical Staff Technician 

Pediatric doctor, Dr. Steven Elias, gave me an opportunity to volunteer as a front desk technician. The job requirements -- ability to work with Apple products, fast typing, maintain a cool temper, and be knowledgeable of certain types of injuries. I assisted in typing up HIPAA information from the patients for the doctors and physicians to review prior to patient care.

American Red Cross Blood DriveFridley, MN, United States Feb 2012 - Aug 2012 Blood Drive Coordinator

Setting up and working through the long hours of making a blood drive happen is not as easy as it sounds, nor was it unbearable. In the month of February I came up with the idea of running my own blood drive through the American Red Cross, although I wasn’t sure how to get started. By looking on and contacting their blood drive services, I was able to move forward in conducting a blood drive. The process to complete this project took roughly 6 months and the goal of blood donors needed to be around 20 participants, while including myself in that lump sum of 20. The blood drive was successful and took place on August 31st, 2011, in the parking lot of Bob’s Produce (Fridley) which was sponsored by Dunn Brothers Coffee (Fridley).

Unity Hospital Fridley, MN, United States Dec 2011 - Dec 2012 ER Volunteer 

Unity Hospital instills strong values that employees and volunteers need to have in: the work place, at home, away from home, with friends and family, and even with those who are hard to be around. My volunteer work at Unity helped me develop skills  that are appropriate in a health care environment, such as attentiveness while on shift, caring for those who are in need of comfort or peace of mind, always staying true to strong values, and never leaving a task or obligation unfinished, regardless of the degree of difficulty. 

Volunteering in a hospital environment for 150 hours has given me experience that I would never have gained in other fields of employment. It has broadened my perspective in regard to the medical field opportunities, as I am looking forward to working in healthcare while durring college as well as afterwords. 


Plasmodium berghei Malaria

During the fall semester of 2017, I was allowed the privilege to work under Dr. Jefferson Vaughan with his work on infectious malaria in mice. We specifically studied the genus of Plasmodium berghei, which is non-infectious toward humans, and used P. berghei as a model for the more dangerous genus of infectious human malaria P. falciparum

Examining The Relationship Between Technology Usage and Objective Assessments of Impulsivity and Cognitive Performance in Young Adults

Working under Dr. Richard Ferraro and alongside Sheryl Holter Vogel, I was provided the opportunity to perform assessments to better understand the cognitive relationship between technology usage and impulsivity in young adults through the University of North Dakota from August 2016 - May 2017.


Charlotte M. Janita

Charlotte Janita is the Clinical Operations Manager at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.

I had worked under Charlotte Janita as a phlebotomist at Regions Hospital for two years 

Dr. Christopher Carlson

Dr. Christopher Carlson is a family medicine doctor in Maple Grove, Minnesota and is affiliated with North Memorial Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 120 doctors at North Memorial Medical Center who specialize in Family Medicine.

Chris and Kim Carlson have entrusted me with watching over and caring for their youngest child David.

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Dr. Richard F. Ferraro

Dr. Richard Ferraro is a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology Ph.D. University of Kansas Experimental Psychology

I have performed psychology research under Dr. Richard Ferraro on the topic of Examining The Relationship Between Technology Usage and Objective Assessments of Impulsivity and Cognitive Performance in Young Adults, as well as taken course work under his instruction

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Ethan Snow 

Ethan performs education research involving curriculum design, teaching and assessment methods, and peer mentoring in human anatomy

I have successfully completed a course in human anatomy under Ethan Snow and Dr. Kenneth Ruit; I went on to become a peer teacher for human anatomy, and further moved on to perform dissections on the cadavers for students learning human anatomy.

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