A few days ago we received evaluations from doctors we have worked with. Most of the ER Scribes on our team are new this year and have worked for about 6-7 months, and this was the first time we received any feedback since training.
Here is what one of the doctors wrote on my eval:
“One of my favorite scribes! Reminds me of myself 12-15 years ago.”
What a nice thing to read. It helps that it was from a doctor that I like and respect.
Anyway, it was great to get some feedback. I feel lucky to have this job.
Vitum Medicinus says it’s because it will help you get into medical school. Check out this stellar article outlining all the reasons it’s a good idea to read as many medical blogs as possible.
Among some of the best reasons provided: you’ll write a better essay, you’ll know for sure if medical school is right for you and you’ll get a chance to have a conversation with medical professionals. The best part about the post is that it is stuffed with links to blog stories providing examples backing his reasons.
I hope Vitum is right, because I read a lot of medical blogs. They are terribly entertaining. Vitum Medicinus is one of my favorites, although the author is in medical school and he doesn’t write often enough (which is completely understandable).
So what are you waiting for? Find some great medical blogs, fire up that RSS reader, subscribe and have at it! Here are a couple ER blogs to get started:
Crass-Pollination: An ER Blog
An overheard conversation:
“Can I tell you about this patient?”
“Sure, what’s the chief complaint?”
“Well, they’re coming in because they were struck on the side of the face by a clock that fell from a bookcase above them.” A short pause. “Yes, that’s correct, this patient got clocked.”
I’ve worked as an ER scribe for a little over two months. I’m often asked, “How’s the job going?” or “What’s it like in the ER?” I usually rattle off an interesting story, or talk about how difficult and stressful the job can be at times (it is getting easier though).
But no matter what I say, it’s difficult to truly capture what working in the ER is like. It’s a completely different world. It’s a world I’ve never been exposed to. I’m only just beginning to understand how things work, and why things are the way they are.
A post over at ER Stories has helped me understand much of what I’ve been seeing. The author describes life from the perspective of an ER doctor, and it is an amazing description. It’s long but worth reading. Here’s a quote:
Continue reading What is Life in the ER Really Like?
Hospitalist to ER physician after discussing a particularly difficult case:
“Your role in the ER is to pick up the pieces of a broken health care system.”
Digest that one for a while.