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Q&A: Jacobo D. Fux

Jacobo D. Fux is a scribe alum who is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Administration at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, TN. He received his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine before becoming a scribe in April 2022. We asked Jacobo about his experience working with ScribeAmerica:

How did you get started with ScribeAmerica?

I reached out to a close friend from my master’s program about his experience as a medical scribe at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He informed me that his passion for medicine grew even more as a medical scribe and I wanted to gain that same feeling. I applied instantly and got paired with my top choice, working for a sarcoma specialist.

What is it about ScribeAmerica’s culture that keeps you engaged?

One of the many things I love about being a medical scribe is the continuous support from physicians, residents, and nurses who work side-by-side with you and help you grow your medical terminology. It took some time to acclimate myself in that world, but now as a medical student, I am proud to say that with my experience, I know way more about sarcoma than the average person.

What are your plans once you have graduated from medical school?

I am currently an osteopathic medical student at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. My dream is to become a pediatric oncologist and be an advocate for my patients. As someone who has second-handedly suffered from cancer, my wish is to be side-by-side with my patients and be there for in the happiest and most drastic times so that they don’t feel that they are battling their illness alone.

What advice would you give to future scribes?

Communication is key! Don’t be shy and reach out to your physician if you have any questions regarding how to properly write a progress note because they are there to help you. Also, be yourself! Patients love when you interact with them as they know how important you are in helping them. You are making a difference – never forget that.

Would you recommend being a scribe to others? Why?

Without a doubt! I would highly recommend medical scribing because it will further your knowledge of medicine. In medical school, you will be taught on how to properly assess a patient’s chief complaint so you might as well start early and learn as a scribe so you could be ahead of your classmates.


To share your experience working with ScribeAmerica, email us at community@scribeamerica.com.