"Out of all of the classes, activities, and experiences I had as an undergrad (shadowing, volunteering, research, classes, etc.), scribing was the best pre-med experience to prepare me for medical school. Consistently being around physicians, hearing their thought processes, and understanding the medical terminology they use will help you excel in all of your courses. Scribing helped me form associations between diseases, clinical presentations, and medications which put me ahead of many of my classmates when learning about diseases since I already knew of some of the medications used to treat them and what those patients present like, so I was able to focus more on the underlying physiology of the disease. My scribing experience also helped me a lot in my clinical courses. I found interviewing patients came easy and naturally for me from listening to countless physicians interview patients and knowing the type of questions they would ask. I also was a pro at writing notes!!"
"I am currently a second-year medical student and there is not a single day that goes by that my scribing experience has not helped me in my classes and clinical rotations. Especially since INScribe allowed me to work with a variety of different departments to get a well-rounded exposure to different specialties/pathologies. I am forever thankful for my experience at INScribe and couldn't recommend it more to anyone who is pursuing a career in healthcare."
-Heather H., Former Scribe
"I feel like scribing gave me really good exposure to seeing certain disease processes and disorders in real patients. It also totally prepared me to do assignments during didactic year regarding charting. Now on rotations, I’m already doing my own full notes because I had such a well-rounded experience scribing in so many different departments."
-Emily L., Former Scribe
"Yeah! Well being a scribe definitely affirmed my decision to pursue medicine in a way that was much more powerful than simply shadowing a physician, because I was actually involved in the day-to-day life of a physician and could firsthand witness the process of medical decision making. It’s actually helping me a lot in my first year of medical school, especially in our clinical class because I already am familiar with EMR documentation and the process of taking a history/physical."
-Hanna M., Former Scribe