Physician Assistant

Chicago, IL

Professional Summary

Compassionate Physician Assistant with experience in emergency medicine and  inpatient hospitalist medicine , dedicated to providing provide efficient, quality service to patients and their families while enhancing clinical and public health experience.

Work Experience

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant                 August 2014- Present

Sinai Medical Group                    Chicago, IL

Vituity                                      Chicago, IL

Appropriately diagnosed and treated a variety of diseases and injuries in a fast paced emergency room in urban Chicago.

This includes but is not limited to

Performing rapid, focused exams in triage.
ordering and executing diagnostic tests and images to further investigate patient conditions.
Administered and prescribed appropriate courses of treatment, including pharmaceutical medications
Proficient in: History and physical examinations, peripheral venous line placement, skin closure via sutures, staples, and dermabond, incision and drainage,  aspiration/injection of joints, reduction of joints, splint placement
Experience in: advanced cardiac resuscitations, direct/indirect intubation, lumbar punctures, central line placement, chest tube placement

Hospitalist Physician Assistant _        July 2017- Present

Presence Medical Group                                  Chicago, IL

Experience in a growing hospitalist group in urban Chicago. Duties included but not limited to:

Obtaining comprehensive medical history of urban patient population
Diagnosing and managing acute and chronic diseases of hospitalized patients
Performing hospital rounds during day, evening and night shifts as needed.
Consulting with physicians and other healthcare providers.
Patient education of acute and chronic disease processes


Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science                             Chicago, IL

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice                        2012-2014

Completed eight 6 week rotations in an urban and rural setting in internal medicine, family medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, women’s health, emergency medicine, hematology/oncology, and pediatrics

University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll                                    Chapel HIll, NC

Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science                                                            2007-2011

Skills, Certifications, Affiliations

BLS/ACLS/PALS/AED Certification
Proficient in the use of EMR, including Epic and Medtiech
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants


08/2007 - 05/2011

B.A in Exercise and Sport Science at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

05/2012 - 06/2014

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • Updated 3 years ago

To contact this candidate email rachelwhughes@gmail.com

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