Tag Archives: Pre-health

Scribe America Hiring Medical Scribes

What is a medical scribe?

A Medical Scribe is a revolutionary concept in modern medicine. Traditionally, a physician’s job has been focusing solely on direct patient contact and care. However, the advent of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) created an overload of documentation
and clerical responsibilities that slows physicians
down and pulls them away from actual patient care.
To relieve the documentation overload, physicians
across the country are turning to Medical Scribe
services.
A Medical Scribe is essentially a personal assistant
to the physician; performing documentation in the
EHR, gathering information for the patient’s visit, and
partnering with the physician to deliver the pinnacle
of efficient patient care.

Why become a medical scribe?

For someone interested in medicine, whether it is a
personal interest, or part of a career goal to become
a physician or physician assistant, the chance
to become a Medical Scribe is unlike any other
opportunity available. It offers exciting one-on-one
collaboration with a physician, and is unprecedented
in its level of exposure to real medicine in practice.
A background in Medical Scribing is quickly
becoming the standard for pre-medical experience,
and is suggested by medical school acceptance
committees across the country. The competition to
become a Medical Scribe is intense, and the demand
for Medical Scribe services across the country has
never been higher.

Visit scribeamerica.com/apply to see if we are hiring in your area.

Pharmaceutical Product Development Open House

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), a local major employer of VCU students from the sciences, is hosting an Open House and Information Session with their PPD Labs teams at their Richmond Lab (2244 Dabney Road, Building D, Richmond, VA 23230). The event is on Thursday, November 8th from 4pm – 7pm.
 
This is a phenomenal opportunity for students to learn more about PPD and an opportunity to network. In fact, students attending the Open House are HIGHLY encouraged to bring multiples copies of their resumes to discuss with the lab members at the event. 
PPD is open to new/recent grads and upcoming Dec. grads as well as alumni. PPD also have a great technical training program in place for folks coming out of a BS in the lab sciences, so this is also a great info session for those still a year or two from graduating!

Moreover, PPD are currently hiring for roles in all levels for the bioanalytical labs (BS, MS and PhD + alum are all welcome). Specific skills/majors where we have current openings are in vaccine sciences, immunochemistry, molecular genomics/PCR Sequencing (sr level roles in Molec/PCR as well) and biomarker sciences, so some majors and coursework well aligned are biochemistry, biology, immunology, chemistry, microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology and other related lab science degrees.

ScribeAmerica Now Hiring Students/Alumni As Medical Scribes

Our company is currently looking to recruit students to work as Medical Scribes in Richmond, VA.  The scribe will work side by side with physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the doctor.  It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician.

The role of a scribe is to closely collaborate with their assigned physician by documenting the history of each patient evaluated, the doctor’s physical examination, the results of laboratory/radiological studies ordered, and the eventual diagnosis and disposition.  Becoming a scribe provides the student with first rate exposure to medical terminology, disease processes, emergency procedures, medications, and the medical decision making process performed by the physicians.

This job is not for everyone; the complexity of the material and fast-paced environment necessitate that only the sharpest and most motivated students succeed as a scribe.  We are looking for dependable and hard working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine, or are interested in learning more about careers in medicine.  There are multiple shifts, both day and night and each shift consists of following a single physician, usually lasting 8-12 hours. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years.

Paid classroom & clinical training is provided. The training is extensive and intense. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the emergency department during which we teach the flow of the emergency room, extensive medical terminology, and appropriate medical/legal documentation.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity which has demonstrated itself to be excellent experience for students preparing for careers in medicine.  Our past employees that excelled as scribes have gone on to receive outstanding evaluations in their clinical years and residencies.

For more information you may also visit our website www.scribeamerica.com.  Please contact me if you have any questions about our program.

Spit4Science recruiting undergrad research assistants for next Spring

What is Spit4Science?

  • VCU-wide research project
  • Goal: understand how genetic and environmental factors come together to influence a variety of health-related outcomes in the VCU undergraduate population
  • spit4science.vcu.edu

Why be involved?

  • Be involved in recruitment, marketing, data collection and analysis, and other research activities
  • Work in teams to develop research questions and analyze Spit for Science data
  • Meet different faculty involved in the project

Class Details

  • Application only
  • Three credits
  • A-F grading system
  • Students from all class, levels and majors are encouraged to apply

Questions? Please contact adkinsae@vcu.edu

Apply via https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=8NHWW8WR43

Applications due by Monday, October 29th at 5:00 PM.

Upcoming Pre-Professional Health Workshops

We have some great workshops coming up for students that I wanted to draw your attention to:

Navigating the application process for professional health programs
Each workshop will focus on a specific application process, admission requirements, preparing for standardized tests, utilizing the centralized application services, and financial aid for each profession

Medicine:

  • April 5 | 6:00-7:00pm | Virgina room A, Student commons
  • April 18 | 5:00-6:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Dental:

  • April 6 | 3:30-4:30pm | Forum room, Student commons
  • April 19 | 5:00-6:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Pharmacy:

  • April 20 | 6:00-7:00pm | Virginia room A, Student commons

Occupational Therapy:

  • April 26 | 4:00-5:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Physical Therapy:

  • April 26 | 5:00-6:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Additionally, Career Services is hosting:

Pre-Health Advisory Committee Interview Prep | April 19 | 3:00-4:00pm | Alumni board room, Student commons
Planning on going through the Pre-Health Advisory Committee process?  Attend this workshop to learn how to be successful.

Finally, we have a new event this year:

Is MD/PhD right for me? | April 25 | 6:00-7:00pm |  MCALC Academic Learning Commons 1102
Michael Donnenberg, M.D. is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Research Training at the VCU School of Medicine and director of the VCU MD-PhD program. He is a physician, scientist, educator and administrator. Prior to coming to VCU he directed the MD-PhD program at the University of Maryland. His talk will focus on the physician scientist career path, describing what physician scientists do, how they train for their careers, and what undergraduates should do to decide whether to pursue this path and how to prepare to apply for MD-PhD programs.

Multiple Mini Interview workshop and practice session

Multiple Mini Interview workshop and practice session

Monday, Oct. 3
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms B,C,D
Registration required

Increasingly, healthcare professional programs utilize the Multiple Mini Interview as a part of the admission process. A Multiple Mini Interview is like speed dating, but with a whole lot more on the line. You have five to ten minutes to impress your interviewer while you answer a question or respond to a scenario. The process repeats several more times until you have interviewed with eight to ten different people in under 90 minutes!

During the workshop, Career Services will discuss MMI success strategies and then you’ll practice the MMI with Pre-Professional Health Advisors and faculty and staff.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 50 participants. Professional dress is strongly recommend. For more information, contact VCU Career Services at careers@vcu.edu or 804-828-1645.

 

Registration link: https://www.myinterfase.com/vcu_ucc/event_view.aspx?token=y5W5Dr4+zoJJk2ff4Dssiw%3d%3d

 

 

New PhD Program in Oral Health Research seeking students

See links for pdf announcements and message below about new Ph.D. program in the VCU School of Dentistry.

VCU OHR PhD
Oral Health Research PhD

The School of Dentistry is accepting applications for Fall entry into our new Ph.D. program. Students will be based at the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research in the School of Dentistry. Our research themes are
· Cancer
· Infection and immunity of the host microbiome interaction
· Tissue engineering, stem cells and new materials

Well-qualified applicants will receive an offer of financial support which will includes a stipend commensurate with NIH guidelines and the payment of all applicable tuition and fees on behalf of the student.

We are actively seeking applicants from VCU. Should you know of any students who may be interested in graduate research in one of these areas please share the attachments with them which include a little more information on the program or ask them to contact me at oloughran@vcu.edu.

Regards

Oonagh Loughran PhD
Associate Professor
School of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
oloughran@vcu.edu
www.dentistry.vcu.edu/