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#ScribeStories: Alec Jackson

In this edition of #ScribeStories, Alec Jackson, chief scribe, shares his experience working with ScribeAmerica.

During the summer of 2020, I was diagnosed with cancer. At this time, I had just graduated from undergrad and was studying to become an EMT, while pursuing applications for medical school. After recovering from treatment, I was unable to continue my EMT training without repeating the course. This led me to ScribeAmerica.

Becoming a scribe was the best choice that I could have made for my future medical career. Throughout the last year I have had the opportunity to become a chief scribe, as well as explore multiple areas of medicine, including hematology/oncology, internal medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine. I have seen positive and negative sides of the field and it has only strengthened my desire to become a physician.

The experience and knowledge I have gained while working closely with a small number of physicians, as well as working with over twenty physicians in total has been invaluable, and some of the relationships will be kept long after I have finished scribing.

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