Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.

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Alyssa Grant, PA-C

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Patient Care Philosophy

With a strong work ethic & love for medicine, I am dedicated to providing high quality patient-centered care, emphasizing the importance of patient & family education, promoting collaboration among multidisciplinary & inter-professional health team members, & continuing my health care education through experience & research to benefit patient outcomes.

Education & Background

Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Medical University of South Carolina – 2013-2015

  • GPA 3.9, Alpha Eta Society

Medical Assistant Graduate Certificate, Trident Technical College – 2013

  • GPA 4.0

Bachelor of Science, University of South Carolina – 2005-2009

  • Major: Exercise Science
  • GPA 3.9, Summa Cum Laude graduate

Certification and Licensure

National Physician Assistant Board Certification, South Carolina Physician Assistant Licensure, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support Certification

Clinical Clerkships & Experience

Physician Assistant Clinical Training: 2014-2015

  • Rural Health Care Experience: Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.
  • Emergency Medicine: Trident Health System, Dr. Christian Graf.
  • General/Vascular Surgery: Coastal & Vascular Vein Center, Dr. Thomas Appleby.
  • Pediatrics: Barnwell Pediatrics, Dr. Bryan Burnett.
  • Women’s Health: Walterboro OB/GYN, Dr. Trent Cannon.
  • Medicine: St. Paul’s Medical Group, Marsha Delavan, PA-C.
  • Internal Medicine: Columbia Nephrology, Dr. Howard Lifland.
  • Family Medicine 2: Edisto Family Practice, Dr. John Hayden.
  • Mental Health: Three Rivers Residential, Dr. Don DuBose.
  • Orthopedic Medicine (Elective): Lowcountry Orthopaedics, Katy Connor, PA-C.

Medical Assistant Externship Training, 2012

  • Germain Dermatology, Dr. Marguerite Germain

Volunteerism & Activities

MUSC Junior Doctors of Health – Student Mentor, MUSC Smiles for Life Dental Health Program, Team in Training, in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societyvolunteer/mentor, Palmetto Health Richland HospitalAdult Acute Care volunteer, Free Medical Clinic of Columbia, International Scholar Laureate ProgramMedicine & Science student delegate, Habitat for Humanity

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (SCAPA)

Research Experience

MUSC Graduate Research Project, “Robotic vs Laparoscopic in Gynecological Surgery” research paper & poster presentation
USC Undergraduate Research Project/Independent Study, Student Research Assistant, under Dr. James Carson, participated in the research of the effects of exercise & muscle wasting during cancer cachexia in mice

Rewards & Honors

MUSC: Dr. F. Benjamin Lawson Alpha Eta Society, TTC: Lamp of Learning for Academic Excellence, USC: Alpha Lambda Delta Sorority, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa Society, Deans List with Honors, McKissisk Scholars Scholarship