John Ferraro  

Sample title
Physician Assistant

Education 

9/2013-12/2015  
Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions; Philadelphia, PA
Physician Assistant Program 
Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies 

9/2007-6/2011
St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA 
Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2011 
Honors Program, AED Honor Society, NSCS, Presidents Scholar, Club Soccer

Masters Project

The Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Therapy in the Management of Lateral Epicondylitis, Achilles Tendinitis, & Plantar Fasciitis: Project aimed at educating primary care providers about the physiology and process of platelet-rich plasma injection therapy, providing them with current evidence regarding the efficacy of platelet- rich plasma injections in the management of three common orthopedic ailments, and offering evidence-based recommendations regarding clinical practice guidelines for the three aforementioned orthopedic aliments. Project presented at the 2015 PSPA conference in Erie, PA. 
Project abstract published in the December 2015 edition of the PSPA magazine.

Clinical Rotations

Mental Health 

Seabrook House

5 weeks

Emergency Medicine 

Virtua Hospital 

15 weeks

Ob/Gyn 

AtlantiCare Hospital

5 weeks

Pediatrics 

Pediatric and Preventative Medicine

5 weeks

Surgery 

Inspira Hospital, Premier Orthopedics

5 weeks

Internal Medicine 

Penn-Del Medical Associates

5 weeks

Family Practice

General Practitioners, PA 10 weeks

10 weeks

Experience in

Interpretation of diagnostic studies, wound closure with sutures/staples, incision & drainage, wound irrigation and dressing, casting/splinting, endotracheal intubation, venipuncture, arterial blood draws, obtaining cultures, placement of catheters, fluorescein staining, administration/prescription of medications, ACLS/BLS certified.

Employment 

Premier Orthopedic Associates-Vineland, NJ; Medical Assistant/Supervisor Daily duties consisted of obtaining and documenting patient histories, providing hands on assistance to the physicians/physicians assistants, setting up for patient procedures, casting/splinting, wound irrigation/dressing, suture/staple removal, application of and patient instruction regarding the use of durable medical equipment, obtaining insurance approval/authorization for various diagnostic tests and procedures, completing surgical paperwork and obtaining patient consents for various procedures, proficiency with EMR/EHR systems, packaging and preparing medical waste products for extraction, ordering and maintaining medical supply inventory, creating the monthly medical assistant schedule and ensuring adequate coverage for all three sites, making phone calls to patients regarding physician instructions.