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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Amanda L. Thurber, PA-C

Amanda L. Thurber, PA-CEDUCATION

THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA. Charleston, South Carolina.

Masters in Physician Assistant Studies
Graduation August 2008

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.71
  • Deans List
  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member of the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member of MUSC Junior Doctors of Health
  • Recipient of AAPA Veterans Caucus Scholarship in recognition of academic performance and community service (2007)
  • Recipient of Benjamin F. Lawson Scholarship in recognition of academic performance (2006)

Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA . Columbia, South Carolina.
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, May 2006. Magna Cum laude.
Cumulative GPA: 3.94

  • 2 Time Captain of Division I USC Women’s Soccer Team
  • USC Co-Scholar Women Athlete of the Year (2005-2006)
  • USC Exercise Science Academic Student of the Year (2005-2006)
  • 2004 CoSIDA Academic All District III University Division Women’s Soccer Team
  • 4-Time All Conference SEC Honor Roll
  • President’s List Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Fall 2004
  • Dean’s List Spring 2004, 2005

RESEARCH

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA . Charleston, South Carolina. Birth weight, Hypertension, and Obesity in South Carolina’s Pediatric Population. Medical University of South Carolina. Charleston, South Carolina (February 2007-Current).

SERVICE

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA . Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Cares Clinic. Worked in a clinic dedicated to providing healthcare needs of the uninsured patients of greater Charleston. Aug 2006 – Current.
  • South Africa Medical Mission Trip. Provided health care in rural South African (2007)
  • Junior Doctors of Health. Worked in the pilot program promoting healthy lifestyles and fighting obesity in Charleston elementary schools (2006-Current)
  • Interprofessional Service Learning Project. Participated in a multidispilinary team working in prevention youth obesity (2007)
  • National Physician Assistant Week. Taught middle school student about nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessastion and a career as a physician assistant (2007)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA . Columbia, South Carolina.

  • SEC Good Works Team. Selected to the team that looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts (2003)
  • Team Gamecocks Member. USC Athletic Community Service Organization (2002-2006)
    • Visited children’s hospital and cancer patients at Richland Memorial –
    • Leadership and sportsmanship talks to Elementary Schools
    • Volunteer for building houses for the elderly through Home works –
    • Participated in Read Across America Day for Saluda Academy for the Arts –
    • Demonstrated soccer safety techniques at Providence Northeast Hospital –
    • Participated in numerous soccer clinics for the Lexington County soccer club –
    • Soccer Demonstrations for Women’s Sports Day –
    • Soccer Demonstrations for Kids Day at Finley Park
  • USC Exercise Science Good Bodies Program. (2006)
    • Worked and educated children in the basics of nutrition and weight loss

RELEVANT ROTATIONS:

Family Medicine : Palmetto Family Practice, Joe Wehner PA-C Columbia, SC
Women’s Health : Greater Columbia OB/GYN, Dr. Susan Keeshan, Columbia, SC
Emergency Medicine : Medical University of South Carolina ER, Philip Nelson PA-C Charleston, SC
General Medicine : Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine, Julie Bowers CNP Lancaster, SC
Primary Care Elective : Ralph A Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Don Vann PA-C Charleston, SC
South Carolina Sports Medicine and Rehab Center, Dr. Seth Kupferman/Michael Byers PA-C, Charleston, SC
Pediatrics : Stono Pediatrics, Dr. Helen Bertrand, Charleston, SC
General/Vascular Surgery : Coastal Surgical Associates,Dr. Thomas Appleby, Charleston, SC