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    Is scribing and caregiving (“non-medical”) a decent combination for clinical experience?

    I’ve read comments where adcoms say they’re looking for patient interaction and an informed decision (to apply to medical school) from applicants. The thing is, I’m not sure either job fulfills the requirements for patient care. I work with elderly clients at their private homes through a...
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    Tampa, FL Medical Scribe - Urology Clinic

    We are looking for someone to serve as a full-time medical scribe in a physician-owned urology practice in Tampa, FL. The scribe would mostly work in the Riverview/Brandon area and would be working with a single MD. Opportunities exist to shadow the MD in the surgery center if desired. Here is...
  3. pdivakaruni26

    Managing scribing and school

    Hi everyone. I am a rising sophomore currently on the pre-med track. I recently got a scribing job at a local family medicine clinic in my area. I start next week and have to work 20-24 hours a week, with weekends and Tuesdays off. I work from 8 am to 3:30 pm. To anyone who has done something...
  4. Ribonucleic Acid

    Committing Insurance Fraud as a Scribe...

  5. Diverdude93

    Research vs Scribing To Improve As Re-Applicant?

    Hi all. So I applied to 10 schools, all allopathic, during the 2017-2018 cycle. I got 2 interviews, which both resulted in waitlists and ultimately rejections. I am taking a year off and trying to improve my application, but need help deciding what to do during the upcoming year. Here was my...
  6. K

    Male doctor I scribe for touches/grabs me

    To preface this, I've worked in various jobs when I was teenager where, now that I look back, I realize I was the subject of undisputed sexual harassment by male superiors. I shrugged it off and did nothing. My point: I'm not trying to cry wolf. I just want genuine feedback regarding a confusing...
  7. H

    Letters of Recommendation from DPM or online course professors?

    Hello! I am trying to prepare everything possible and was wondering if DO schools accept letters of recommendation from doctors of podiatry. I have been scribing for about a year and one of the physicians I worked with was a DPM who could give me a glowing recommendation. I was also wondering...
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    Low-ish GPA. I need advice!

    Hi! I just graduated in December 2017 with a B.S. in biology, B.A. in Spanish, and a minor in chemistry. My overall GPA is a 3.33 and my science GPA is a 3.04. I have an interesting trend because I started out okay my freshman year (3.5ish). My sophomore year I was sexually assaulted, which as...
  9. S

    Glide year questions

    Hi all! So I've recently been accepted to my top choice school, and now I have about 6 months left of my glide year. So here's my predicament-- I started working as a medical scribe in November, but was just contacted recently about a research internship position. I had applied for this...
  10. Piglet2020

    Quitting Scribing - When to Notify the Doc?

    So I've done >1 year of scribing and I was wondering if I should tell the physician I work w/ that I'm leaving a week before my last day or ON the last day? This doctor wrote my LOR and I would say we're not best pals but we're close enough that he jokes around w/ me. Just want to know the...
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    Medical scribing vs. volunteering

    I just started a medical scribing job for my gap year but I'm not sure how helpful it will be. I started the job after I already submitted all of my secondaries so I feel it'll only help if it's brought up during interviews. I'm also not sure if it's as helpful as volunteering in the hospital...
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    Scribing or volunteering?

    I graduated in May with a biology degree with a stellar GPA and MCAT score. I applied last year and didn't get in anywhere. I got feedback from UW telling me that I was lacking in volunteer hours (~70-80) and needed a better understanding of a medical team. I am currently working full-time at...
  13. meowmeowmeowmeow

    Advice on Meaningful Experiences??

  14. L

    New activity: separate entry or no?

    I just started a scribing position and will continue it throughout the year. Should I include this as a separate activity, or should I just include it in "Other clinical activities"?
  15. R

    Need help deciding. Scribe at an outpatient clinic, or an ER?

    Hello all, I have been offered two positions as a medical scribe at two different settings. One is an outpatient clinic with mainly primary care physicians and other various specialties. The other is an ER at a nearby hospital. I'd like some input into what would be the best opportunity to...
  16. L

    DO cGPA 3.74 sGPA 3.64 MCAT 499 appreciate the help

    cGPA 3.74 sGPA 3.64 MCAT 499 Co-founder/executive boards of premed club and homeless food donation club Honors society, presidents list Loans, waited tables through college 200+ volunteer hours for homeless ER physician & family medicine resident shadowing experience 1 publication biochemistry...
  17. Admissions to Medicine

    Student Organization / Association Find Research & Scribing Opportunies

    If you are a currently a student interested in the health sciences field, obtaining research, job shadowing, volunteering and scribing experiences can not only expose you to the realities of the career, but is often required as part of the application process for professional schools...
  18. J

    Volunteering at Free clinic experience

    I just started volunteering at a Free Clinic in my area and I wanted to know how would this look on med school applications. At the clinic I am medical assistant ( take bp manually, height, weight, ekgs, ask simple questions such as " are you in any pain,etc...) and I also scribe for the doctors...
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    Hi everyone, I'm currently 2.5 weeks away from my scheduled test date (which I am strongly considering moving to a later date in March) but I am having an immense amount of trouble improving my score. I have no problem when it comes to the actual content we need to know in all 3 science...
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    Research or Scribing for Gap Year? Advise Please and Thank you.

    Hello Physicians and Future Physicians, First some background regarding my situation right now so you can better answer my question and/or vote in my poll (although, I would really apprecite if you stated the reason for voting the way you did): Just graduated from the University of Notre Dame...
  21. W

    A fork in the road, what are my chances really?

    Hello everyone! I think this is my first posting in a long time, so please excuse if this is in the wrong place. I recently graduated from UT Austin (well, one online class left, will be finished in a week or two, but basically graduated). I've received an offer from a job in Washington D.C...
  22. M

    Quitting Toxic Scribe Job

  23. T

    PhysAssist Scribing

    I'm not sure if I will have time to scribe with PhysAssist this coming year. I'm also volunteering with a hospice program, attending premed honors society meetings, assistant directing an a cappella group, and helping lead worship at my church. Does anyone who has experience scribing with this...
  24. J

    Scribing for a parent

  25. B

    Part-time Student and Full-time Scribe

    I am currently a senior and I will be taking 2 gap years after I graduate in May. However, I was just offered a pediatric scribe position beginning in January. This is a perfect opportunity for me because I intend to go into pediatrics and what better way to make sure I want to do this than to...
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    Insight on Scribing Time Commitment?

    I would really like to be a part-time medical scribe, but both PhysAssist and ScribeAmerica (the two companies I have looked into so far) have 8-10 hour shifts and don't seem very flexible. Currently I am taking 4 science classes and am in a research lab, with hospital volunteering on weekends...
  27. hypericum

    Should I still scribe if already accepted?

    I just got offered a scribe position, 24-36 hours a week. The pay and the hours are pretty bad, and I'll have to work some weekends and holidays. I'd also have to scale back on my current part-time jobs, one of which is really fun and one of which pays really well. I've already been accepted to...