January 2, 2017

Med School Bound!

For the past eight years, I have known that my ultimate goal is a career in the medical field. It wasn’t until I became a scribe that the foundational knowledge that I had learned throughout my undergraduate career suddenly became relevant.

As a scribe, I have the unique opportunity to work with many different providers and see what their decision process is like in the patient care process. Not only do I get to witness what the providers do, but I am able to interact with them and ask questions about why they chose a certain treatment plan. Over time, I have been able to anticipate ways the providers may treat a patient and it has only made my knowledge base grow.

Before becoming a scribe, I was unsure of what path in medicine I wanted to take. Did I want to become a physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse, something else? In the emergency department, I have been able to witness all of these individuals interacting with one another to provide better patient care. This has strengthened my desire to become a physician and use what I have learned as a scribe to provide a foundation for my own patient care practices in the future.