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Ms. Carrie Beebout MPAS, PA-C

Carrie Beebout

Title: Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Sciences/Academic Coordinator
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physician Assistant Science
Phone: 814-472-3135
E-mail: cbeebout@francis.edu
Office Location: Sullivan Hall 106

Education

  • Master of Physician Assistant Sciences, Saint Francis University, May 2007
  • Bachelor of Science (with honors), Liberal Arts, Excelsior College, February 1999
  • Associate in Arts (with honors), Arabic, Monterey Peninsula College and Defense Language Institute, December 1998
  • Associate of Applied Science, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force, 1995
  • Associate in Arts (with honors), General Curriculum, University of Maryland, European Division, Menwith Hill Station, United Kingdom, January 1993

Biography

Carrie comes to Saint Francis University after working as a physician assistant at Laurel Pediatric Associates in Johnstown where she was responsible for the urgent care of patients from birth until the age of 21. She performed physical examinations,and managed the care of children admitted to the pediatric ward while also providing“on-call” service for parents with questions or concerns. She also worked at Windber Medical Center providing urgent care to those of all ages in the emergency department of the hospital. Carrie is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support(PALS), and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS). She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.

While in the military,Carrie served as aFirst Sergeant, and she was selected to serve as a Senior Drill Sergeant for Advanced Individual Training soldiers. She was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq operating as a tactical intelligence collection team member in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was awarded an honorable discharge, along with many other awards and honors, after more than 20 years of service with the U.S. Army.

For the past 12 years, Carrie has served as a healthcare volunteer in the United States and abroad. She works on the bereavement team of a local Hospice program,and served as part of a dog therapy program which visited local hospitals, nursing homes and schools. She helped care for soldiers wounded in combat while serving as a Red Cross volunteer at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and she volunteered at a Brigade Aid Station in Baghdad, caring for soldiers with minor complaints and injuries.

Since 2007, Carrie has worked as a guest lecturer at Saint Francis, preparing and facilitating critical thinking sessions for physician assistant students. She also researched, prepared and lectured on various topics as part of the Clinical Medicine course.

Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to U.S. Healthcare and Clinical Skills.

Clinical Exeprience

PA Program Academic Coordinator / Assistant Professor, St. Francis University

  • Responsible for management of the didactic year including administration, coordination and evaluation of courses
  • Instructs students in pediatrics, evidence-based medicine, and clinical medicine in support of course objectives
  • Coordinates for specially qualified guest lecturers to present material relevant to their specialty or training
  • As Chair of the Didactic Committee, ensures program maintains compliance with accreditation standards
  • Advises students on academic expectations and requirements and counsels on performance

Physician Assistant – Pediatrics, Laurel Pediatric Associates

  • Performs health screenings and provides urgent care to patients from birth through age 21 as part of a seven-provider pediatric practice
  • Precepts Physician Assistant students, medical school students, pre-med students, Nurse-Practitioner students and nursing students
  • Counsels parents on childhood development, vaccinations, and behavioral challenges
  • Conducts driver’s license, employment, sports, and camp physical exams
  • Performs admission, interim, and discharge neonatal exams in the newborn nursery at two local hospitals
  • Manages the care of children admitted to the pediatric ward with various illnesses and injuries
  • Provides “on-call” service for parents with concerns or questions during hours when the office is closed

Physician Assistant – Emergency Medicine, Windber Medical Center

  • Provides urgent and emergent care to patients of all ages in the seven-bed emergency department of a 54-bed community-based hospital
  • Routinely performs clinical procedures to include suturing, incision and drainage, and splinting
  • Coordinates with attending physicians regarding critically ill patients requiring hospital admission

Guest Lecturer – Physician Assistant Program, Saint Francis University

  • Planned, prepared and facilitated Critical Thinking sessions using scenario-based patient encounters for didactic Physician Assistant students
  • Served as a guest lecturer; researching, preparing and lecturing on various topics as part of the Physician Assistant didactic Clinical Medicine Course
  • Conducted review sessions for didactic students at the conclusion of each block of instruction in the Clinical Medicine Course

Physician Assistant Internship, Saint Francis University

  • Provided care for over 1,000 patients in a wide variety of clinical settings
  • Expertly performed over 500 clinical exams and procedures, to include suturing, venipuncture, administration of injections, intubation, and urinary catheterization
  • Completed clinical rotations in Family Practice, Behavioral Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Women’s Health, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, and an elective in Emergency Medicine

Healthcare Volunteer, Various locations in the United States and abroad

  • Works as a volunteer on the Bereavement Team of a local Hospice program, caring for patients’ caregivers and assisting their families
  • Helped care for service members wounded in combat while serving as a Red Cross volunteer at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany
  • Volunteered in a Brigade Aid Station in Baghdad, Iraq, caring for soldiers with minor complaints and injuries
  • Served as part of a therapy dog team which visited local hospitals, nursing homes and schools
Military Service

Military Experience

  • Instructed technical cryptologic intelligence course for initial entry training army students, and authored relevant new courseware  Served as a First Sergeant responsible for the daily operations of an intelligence collection and analysis company, and the health and welfare of over 80 soldiers
  • Selected to serve as Senior Drill Sergeant for Advanced Individual Training soldiers due to high level of maturity, responsibility, and self-discipline
  • Deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, operating as a tactical intelligence collection team member in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Awarded an Honorable Discharge after over 20 years of service with the U.S. Army

Military honors, awards, and education

  • Significant Military Honors:
    • Distinguished Honor Graduate, Drill Sergeant School
    • Female Military Athlete of the Year (1991 & 1992),Menwith Hill Station, UK
    • 743rd MI Battalion Non-Commissioned Officer ofthe Year, 1991
    • 101st Airborne Division Soldier of the Month,November, 1986
  • Military Awards and Decorations Include
    • Army Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Military Education Completed
    • First Sergeant Course, Drill Sergeant School, Combat Lifesaver Course, Air Assault School, Basic Technical Instructor Course, and Strategic Deployability Course
Professional Activities

Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – April 2012
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – September 2011
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) – September 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association

Papers, presentations, and publications

  • Beebout, C,; Cavalet, J. “Social Media in PA Education: The Pros and Cons of Posts and Tweets” Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Annual Education Forum; Seattle, WA. November 2012.
  • Beebout, C. “Pediatrics” Certified Medical Educators Board Review Course; State College, PA. May 2013.

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