Dr. Kwapik

Rachel Kwapik, PA-C

Education
  • Grand Valley State University – Grand Rapids, MI
    August 2015-December 2017
    Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies
    Graduation Date: December 9th 2017
  • Michigan State University – East Lansing, MI
    Bachelor of Science, Human Biology
    Specialization in Bioethics, Humanities
    and Society. August 2011- May 2015
  • Community Medicine in Yucatan Mexico
    Study Abroad March 2014
  • Medical Ethics and Health Policy in London
    Study Abroad July 2014-August 2014
    Graduated with highest honors.
  • High School Diploma
    August 2011- May 2015
    L’Anse Creuse High School North
    Macomb Township, MI
    Graduated with highest honors –
    MST Accelerated Academic Curriculum
Work Experience
  • West Michigan Cardiology – Grand Rapids, MI
    Physician Assistant – Certified
    January 2018 – Present
  • • Work closely in a team setting with
    Cardiologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse
    Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Medial
    Assistants to provide care for patients with
    a variety cardiovascular diagnoses in an
    outpatient and hospital setting.
  • Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center – Mason, MI
    Patient Care Technician (PCT)
    October 2012 – August 2015
  • • Worked closely in a team setting
    with a Registered Nurse, Residential
    Supervisor and Living Skills Staff to
    provide care for clients with a variety
    neurological diagnoses including
    traumatic brain injury and epilepsy.
  • • Provided care for residents with
    Percutatneous Endoscopic
    Gastrostomy (PEG) tube, including
    hygiene, tube feedings and medication
    administration.
    • Certified by Crisis Prevention
    Institute (CPI) to help provide a safe
    environment for staff and clients.
    • As needed helps with activities
    of daily living for clients in the
    residential program.
Organizations
  • Richard Paul Clodfelder (RPC)
    Student Society
    Treasurer
    September 2015 – December 2016
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Affiliate Member
    July 2013 – present
  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
    Student Member
    July 2013 – present
  • Michigan State University - Pre-Physician
    Assistant Honorary Club Member
    Fall 2011 – May 2015
Certifications
  • NCCPA Board Certified
    Since December 2017
  • CPR Certified
  • First Aid / AED Certified
  • BLS and ACLS Certified
Awards
  • Steven and Kathryn ’83 Bandstra
    Health Sciences Scholarship

    June 2017
  • Dr. Alfred Borgatti Endowed Student Scholarship
    March 2014
  • Michigan State University Dean’s List
    Fall 2011 – Spring 2015