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PhysAssist Scribes, Inc.

Medical Scribe

May 2018 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Great clinical experience and you get to know a lot of doctors

What I wish was different

Advice

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Medical Scribe

May 2018 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

Being able to converse with medical professionals and see patient care firsthand

What I wish was different

The size of the team and the range of locations is too hard to get to know any provider too well

Advice

Be as outgoing as you can to interact with providers. They can impart a lot of wisdom and can explain their clinical thought process to you but may not do so unless you ask questions.
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Scribe

September - October 2018 • Hollywood, FL

What I liked

Very unique experience that offers a lot of insight into working in the hospital environment

What I wish was different

Communication was ineffective during onboarding and training. There were too many contacts, and I found myself often repeating information. I also didn't feel very prepared after training to work the actual job. I think Scribes would benefit from shorter computer training and more on-site training.

Advice

Go with your gut. If you feel like you can do well in the ED, stick it out. If not, that's okay too. Just because you don't feel good about working in the ED doesn't have to mean you're giving up on a career in medicine.
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Scribe

June 2018 • Hanover, PA

What I liked

Learning from physicians, interacting with hospital staff

What I wish was different

Advice

Stay open minded, give time to learn.
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Medical Scribe

August 2017 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I like the schedule flexibility.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Medical Scribe

September 2018 • Suffern, NY

What I liked

Direct medical experience

What I wish was different

Long hours

Advice

Good medical school experience
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Medical Record Transcriber

July 2018 • Elizabethtown, KY

What I liked

Fast paced

What I wish was different

Hours

Advice

It’s a very fun, exciting job
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Scribe

August 2018 • Gilbert, AZ

What I liked

The opportunity to gain valuable experience for my future profession

What I wish was different

Higher wage

Advice

Learn medical terminology and type fast. Also have a passion for medicine
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Scribe

April 2018 • Leesburg, FL

What I liked

The clinical experience is great as you learn a lot of medical concepts and terms.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Don't hesitate to ask your physician for clarification if you ever feel behind or confused.
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Medical Scribe

May - July 2018 • Miramar, FL

What I liked

I loved how the doctors and physcian assistants were so willing to help me learn more than required . They constantly cared about my wellbeing and made me feel like a true health professional.

What I wish was different

Advice

Make sure you do not have any other engagements because it is a full time job!
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Chief scribe

March 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Good clinical exposure, and opportunity to work with various doctors and administrators of the hospital.

What I wish was different

Pay is low for the responsibility and steep learning curve.

Advice

Physassist is not a good company to work for. They know they can afford to offer cheap pay because pre-med students are desperate for clinical exposure. Get some exposure, but look for different opportunities after doing so.
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Scribe/Trainer Scribe

June 2016 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

It is a one of a kind experience working along side physicians in the emergency department. I get to be up close with 20+ patients a shift in an acute care setting and it is a learning experience like no other for a pre med student.

What I wish was different

Shifts are 10-12 hours long, which requires you to have a full day available to work a shift, and availability is sometimes difficult with classes and other extracurriculars.

Advice

You will learn from this experience as much as you put in. If you take the initiative to understand what is happening with your patients then you can learn a lot about being a clinician.
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Scribe

May 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The hands on experience

What I wish was different

The training

Advice

Stick with it!
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Medical Scribe

May 2018 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

I find it thrilling to be working in the emergency room, where I witness life-saving medical care be administered daily. Working one-on-one with a physician has allowed me to experience what being a doctor is like first-hand, and re-affirm my desire to pursue that career path.

What I wish was different

I only wish I had found this opportunity even sooner. This is a priceless experience that I will never forget.

Advice

Really apply yourself and try to soak up as much information as possible as you work. You can learn an incredible amount of medical terminology, techniques, etc. by paying close attention to the physicians you work with.
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Medical Scribe

June 2018 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

The medical scribe opportunity gave a a unique insight into the medical field and how the processes doctor's use in their medical decision making.

What I wish was different

The job was in Ann Arbor and I lived in East Lansing over the summer, so the commute to work shift made it frustrating and like I could have used that extra time for other activities such as volunteering or studying.

Advice

If someone were to be a medical scribe, be prepared to know medical terminology and not be scared to ask questions.
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Medical Scribe

May - July 2018 • Hollywood, FL

What I liked

Being a medical scribe allowed me to gain first hand knowledge about the medical field and what actually goes on in an Emergency Room. This was the first time I was truly exposed to the medical field. I liked that I was able to walk into the patient's room with the physician and see what went on as well as complete the patient's chart and network with the physicians and other scribes.

What I wish was different

I wish the company was more considerate about their employees. I was expected to show up for a shift even if I was sick. I found that very unappealing because if we are there to help those who are sick, we shouldn't be sick ourselves.

Advice

I would definitely recommend this job if you are someone who wants to go to medical school. You will learn medical terminology, what it's like to work long shifts, and see what the daily operations of a physician in a hospital entails.
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Medical Scribe

March - August 2018 • Rockwall, TX

What I liked

Great medical experience!

What I wish was different

Better pay.

Advice

If you're going into the medical world, it is invaluable to have experienced a hospital setting so you truly know what you're getting yourself into!
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Medical Scribe

May 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Tons of experience working side by side with medical professionals. Saw a wide array of patients in the ED. Improved my medical terminology and gave me a lot of exposure to a healthcare setting.

What I wish was different

I wish I was compensated more for my time, however the experience is more important than a paycheck for me.

Advice

Keep an open mind and don't be discouraged if you don't know everything the physician is trying to tell you. It is a learning process and you will not know everything until you are a medical professional yourself. Do not be afraid to ask questions out of curiosity or necessity, as many of the providers are more than willing to assist you.
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Medical Scribe

October 2017 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Great experience and good people

What I wish was different

Cons were long hours and bad pay

Advice

It's worth the experience and rec letters but this shouldn't be the only medical experience you have/are relying on to get into med school
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