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Congratulations to the 2015 UVA EM Scribe Program Alumni!

 7th Annual Scribe Recognition Ceremony (4-28-15)

 The Department of Emergency Medicine started the Scribe Program in June of 2007.  Hired as hourly employees, pre-med students assist the ED physicians by documenting the entire medical record.  Students are extensively trained in both the classroom and the ED in order to document the history, physical exam, assessments, procedure notes, etc.  In addition, scribes track laboratory and radiology results and ensure the completion and signature of charts.

The program provides the opportunity for students to gain significant clinical knowledge and experience while contributing to the patient care in the ED.  Through close interaction with the ED physicians, scribes gain great exposure to patient care and emergency medicine.  We periodically hire students and encourage those interested people to apply.

Our Fall 2015 application cycle begins on August 11, 2015. The application is accessible on CavLink and the deadline for submission is September 13, 2015 at 5 PM. We look for students with strong academic records and a willingness to commit a minimum of 2 years (about 6 months in training and 18 months as an independent scribe).  The time commitment is flexible around academic schedules, however we do require our part-time undergraduate scribes to work 12-20 hours during the academic year and 30-40 hours during their first summer after hire.  In addition to part-time positions, we have full-time opportunities for graduating fourth-years and gap year students. For further inquiries please view up-to-date information on our Facebook page and feel free to email the current head scribes at 


Check out our current scribes.