Scribe Program

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Interested in becoming a clinic scribe? Working as a scribe is a great way to get in-depth, educational clinical exposure if you are interested in pursuing a future career in the medical field. Scribes work directly with physicians in several of our clinics so that physicians can spend more time with their patients instead of with their documentation.

Our scribes are currently active in specialties including in-patient transplant infectious disease, bone marrow transplant, pulmonary/critical care, family medicine community health, gastroenterology, IBD, endocrinology, general internal medicine and nephrology at the UF Health Medical Plaza, Springhill and Tower Hill locations. We expect the program to continue to grow into more Department of Medicine specialties in the near future

What does a scribe do?

Scribes are responsible for handling documentation in an electronic medical record during patient encounters in clinic. This includes:

  • Accompanying physicians to each patient they see throughout a clinic shift
  • Recording pertinent medical histories, physical exam findings, diagnostic results, assessments and plans into the medical record
  • Aiding physicians in organization and presentation of medical information within each patients’ medical record

What are we looking for in a scribe?

The Department of Medicine is looking for dedicated applicants with a clear interest in pursuing a career in healthcare. In the past, applicants to this scribe program have been pre-medical, pre-PA, pre-nursing, and other pre-health students of all different ages and levels of education. Most of our applicants have already graduated with a bachelor’s degree and are in a gap year before graduate school, but this is by no means a prerequisite for applying. We accept both current students and graduates alike to work in our program, but if you are still a student, you must be a junior, senior, or in your gap year. You must also have a flexible class schedule and be willing to work two to four shifts per week. Shifts are typically Monday-Friday from 7:30a – 1:30p (for AM shifts) and 12:30p – 6:30p (for PM shifts). All applicants must be willing to commit at least 12 consecutive months after 2 months of training to be eligible for a position. Please check below for how to apply.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our program or the application process, please feel free to contact us at scribes@medicine.ufl.edu.


Scribe Application

We will be accepting applications starting at noon on Thursday, 2/1/2024, until noon on Friday, 3/1/2024, for a Spring start date. Please have your Spring schedule (classes/extracurriculars), cover letter, resume, and 2 professional references ready for submission.

 

Scribe Application

"*" indicates required fields

1. Name*
4. Have you applied to our program in the past?*
5. Are you interested in full or part-time employment?*
Full-time scribes work 30-40 hours per week. Part-time scribes work 15-20 hours per week. Please note that current UF students cannot apply to work full-time.
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Please note that we will not consider applicants who cannot commit at least 12 consecutive months to working in our program.
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8. What specialties would you like to scribe in? Please only pick 3..
10. Are you currently a student?*
11. At what institution(s) are you currently enrolled?
Check all that apply
12. What year are you in school?
Choose only one based on total credits
Please list semester followed by year (i.e. Fall 2024)
14. Are you currently applying to graduate school?
15. Are you planning to take a growth year?
Mark only one
16. What is your weekday availability for work during the Spring 2024 semester?
Check all available times. Morning shifts are generally 7:30am – 1:30pm. Afternoon shifts are generally 12:30pm – 6:30pm. As a student, you must be available to work during at least 3 of these time blocks. Most accepted students are available for more than 3 shifts.
17. What is your weekday availability for work during the Summer 2024 semester?
Check all available times. Morning shifts are generally 7:30am – 1:30pm. Afternoon shifts are generally 12:30pm – 6:30pm. As a student, you must be available to work during at least 3 of these time blocks. Most accepted students are available for more than 3 shifts.
Please list the semester followed by the year (i.e. Fall 2024). If you do not plan to attend graduate school, please enter N/A.
20. Do you currently hold any other employment through UF?*
Mark only one
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Please provide us with 2 professional references. You must include their name, title, phone number, email, and a short description of your relationship. Only include professional references here, such as supervisor, colleague, professors, etc.
If there are any pertinent details you would like to add to your application that have not already been addressed above, please let us know.