If you are interested in a career in the medical field, you should consider trying to gain as much clinical exposure and experience as possible during your undergraduate years. This includes shadowing, observations, volunteering, and a variety of paid or volunteer positions in healthcare related organizations. One path that many students choose to take is working as a Medical Scribe.
There are many scribing companies out there who hire pre-health students and graduates to work alongside physicians in Emergency Departments and record information. PhysAssist Scribes is one of these companies, and they hire students with a variety of career goals including Pre-Medical, Physical Therapy, Pre-Dental, Nursing, Psychology, Pre-Pharmacy, Paramedic, Physician Assistant, or other programs.
The Scribe Ambassador with PhysAssist says that,
“As a Scribe, we follow Physicians throughout their entire shift, managing all of the documentation for each patient, all the while learning medical terminology, diagnoses, and clinical profiles. This is a great way for students to gain paid clinical experience. As a scribe myself, I can say that this experience has been immensely beneficial in my preparation for a career in the medical field! I have the opportunity to learn from providers and even receive recommendations from them. Many medical schools also consider this position as a job shadow experience. This position is flexible with students’ schedule and will work with them every step of the way.”
PhysAssist is in the season for recruitment at the moment. Check out their website for more details: iamscribe.com.