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Mrs. Michelle Beck MHS, PA-C

Michelle Beck

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Experience Coordinator
School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physician Assistant Science
Phone: 814-472-3133
E-mail: mbeck@francis.edu
Office Location: Sullivan Hall 104

Education

  • Master of Health Science, Saint Francis University, May, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science - Physician Assistant, Saint Francis College, August, 1982

Biography

Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Medicine II and III, 1/2 day clinical experiences

Clinical Experience

Clinical Assistant Professor, Didactic Clinical Experience Coordinator, Department of Physician Assistant Sciences, Saint Francis University

  • Coordination and classroom instruction within Introduction to Medicine courses (undergrad), laboratory component of History Taking course and hospital experience facilitation (didactic level)
  • Recruitment/development of clinical experience sites
  • Student advisor
  • Facilitator for didactic student clinical medicine presentations
  • Other grading/instructing within Program as needed
  • Background clearance coordinator

Neurosurgical Physician Assistant, Conemaugh Health Initiatives, Inc.

  • Office, emergency and inpatient care of acute and chronic neurosurgical complaints
  • History and Physical Examinations, daily rounds/ progress notes, order writing and prescriptions, discharge summaries
  • Ordered/reviewed out-patient radiologic testing
  • Triaged incoming office messages
  • Handled patient education

Physician Assistant, Tyrone Medical Associates

  • Medical primary care to patients aged 15-adult including women’s health care (Pap smears/breast examinations)
  • Practice/phone coverage in physician absence
  • Involved in outpatient addiction education/counseling/treatment

Physician Assistant, Daniel M Friday MD, PC

  • Preoperative clearance for surgical cases
  • Daily rounds, orders, SOAP notes
  • Performed pap smears, pelvic, breast, rectal exams
  • In office OB/Gyn ultrasounds
  • Coverage in physician absence
  • Ordered/interpreted laboratory testing
  • Wrote prescriptions
  • Completed medical forms
Professional Activities

Presentations

  • Poster Presentation-“Breast Self Awareness vs. Breast Self Examination”, A Controversy in the Making”, 2012 Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Conference
  • Community Enrichment Series presentation-“Sleep…Get Your Zzzz, 2012
  • High School presentation, “Considerations for Your Health”, 2009

Certifications

  • Certification by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Licensed by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation-Certified

Professional Organizations

  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association

Honors

  • Member, Delta Epsilon Sigma, National Catholic Honor Society
University Service
  • Chair of Department of Physician Assistant Sciences Professionalism Committee
  • Co-Chair School of Health Sciences Inter-professional Education Task Force
  • University Standards and Admissions Committee member
  • School of Health Science Recruitment and Admissions Committee
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Walk Committee member
  • PA Department Representative for Nursing Dept. Faculty Project
  • MHS Student Advisory Committee 2011-2012
  • Baccalaureate Mass Eucharistic Minister
  • Student coordinator /Flash Fun and Fitness day volunteer
  • Donut Heaven volunteer
  • Dorothy Day Center volunteer
  • Freshman check-in volunteer
  • SFU Open House tour guide
  • Day of Reflection Committee, 2011
  • SALSA Coordinator for pre-professional students 2008-2010
  • General Education Writing Competency Exam grader
  • Freshman wellness portfolio grader
  • Honor’s thesis mentor and reader
  • Saint Michael’s Basilica Saint’s Tour volunteer
  • Dorothy Day Center Thanksgiving dinner volunteer
  • CERMUSA Research study participant
  • Central Pennsylvania High School Forensic judge
Community Service
  • Chair of Parish Finance Council, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Wilmore, PA
  • Extraordinary Minister of Eucharist, St. Bartholomew
  • Proclaimer of the Word, St. Bartholomew
  • CCD Instructor, St. Bartholomew 2005-2011

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