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.
The Department of Medicine started its scribe program in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine in July 2016. Our scribes are currently active in specialties including in-patient transplant infectious disease, bone marrow transplant, pulmonary/critical care, family medicine community health, gastroenterology, hepatology, 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 have a flexible class schedule and be willing to work two to four shifts per week. Shifts worked by our scribes are during daytime hours from Monday to Friday. All applicants must be willing to commit at least 12 consecutive months to working in our program. Please check below for how to apply.
If you have any questions about our program or the application process, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will open another regular application cycle early in Fall 2020 for a Spring 2021 start date. Check back for updates.