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Emergency Clinical Scribe (EHS 2108) class still has spots available!

scribe class imageEHS 2108: Emergency Medicine Clinical Scribe (CRN# 82516) – FALL 2014

Scribes commonly are employed in emergency departments or busy physician offices to provide real-time supportive services by documenting clinical patient encounters as they occur through direct data entry into the electronic medical record. The role of the scribe is focused on, but not limited to, creating comprehensive and complete medical records. Scribes interact and collaborate with other members of the health care team, but serve as the right hand to the physician.

How is the course structured?
There are two components: we meet every week for a seminar on various topics related to emergency health care, e.g., practical human anatomy, medical terminology, diagnosis, patient care, medical records, practice management, and the clinical component places students into the role of ED Scribe as well as an observer in other areas (such as Radiology and Trauma Team) of the hospital.

When does the class meet?
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm. In addition, each clinical session will be held in GW Hospital and last about 4-6 hours.

How many credits do I get for the class?
This is a 3-credit course.

Do I need to be a pre-med student to take the class?
No.  Any undergraduate at GWU in any field is able to take the class.

What are the prerequisites?

There are no academic prerequisites. However in order to work in the ED you are required to have the following:

  1. Proof of current immunizations, physical, and drug screen.
  2. Current HEALTHCARE CPR certification

Does it matter that I am a freshmen?
NO.

 

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