Derek Groeneweg

Physician Assistant
Derek Groeneweg

Derek Groeneweg


2014 – 2016

College: Jefferson College of Health Professions
Physician Assistant Program, Philadelphia, PA
M.S., Physician Assistant Studies, August 2016


Class Diversity Officer

Masters Project:

Revolutionary Management of Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST): In a succinct case study, I describe how advances in recognition of GIST, as well as identification of their immunohistochemical and molecular basis have created a turning point in the management of such tumors in the past 20 years. The case study primarily focuses on how tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as Imatinib, have revolutionized the treatment of GIST.

Clinical Rotations:

Family Medicine Sioux Center Health 5 weeks
Internal Medicine Avera Queen of Peace 5 weeks
Surgery Surgical Institute of South Dakota 5 weeks
Elective (Orthopedics) CORE Orthopedics 5 weeks
Emergency Medicine Avera Queen of Peace 5 weeks
Psychiatry Avera Medical Group Worthington 5 weeks
Pediatrics Avera Medical Group McGreevy 5 weeks
Ob/Gyn Avera Medical Group Brookings 5 weeks

Proficient in:

Venipuncture, initiation of intravenous infusions, placement of NG tubes, obtaining and interpretation of EKGs, aseptic and isolation techniques, collection of cultures, arterial blood draws, CPR, placement of catheters, Papanicolaou cytology smears, wound care and dressing changes, closure of wounds via suture, staples, and dermabond, administration and prescription of medications.

Experience in:

Examination of eyes using fluoroscein staining, incision and drainage, removal of ocular foreign bodies, casting and splinting, cardiac defibrillation, assisted respiration, endoscopy, colonoscopy, insertion and removal of central lines, endotracheal intubation, insertion and removal of chest tubes, thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, and bronchoscopy.

2012 – 2014

College: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Bachelor of Health Science, 2014
Dean’s List, 2012-2014

2010 – 2012

College: Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA
Associate of Arts, 2012
Dean’s List, 2010-2012

Employment Summary

2016 –

College: Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, Marshall, MN
Orthopedic Physician Assistant
Provide orthopedic care including Emergency Department consultation, evaluation and workup, surgical assist,and performance of daily rounds to assess progress of patients recovering from orthopedic surgery and/or injuries

2006 – 2014

College: Groeneweg Construction, Rock Valley, IA
Construction Laborer

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