Where will you spend your gap year?
Look at the "gap year" with a new perspective: A program for future MD, DO, PA, and NP students.

If you are about to graduate with a pre-health Bachelor's degree and are preparing for Medical, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner programs, you will likely have a gap year in which you are applying to schools, completing tests, and gaining patient-contact hours. Our Reconnect Scribe Program is designed with you in mind. In this unique model, gap-year students are employed full-time as medical scribes in a clinical setting as they are simultaneously gaining patient-contact hours and applying to advanced degree programs.

If selected as a Reconnect Scribe, you would begin your clinical scribe experience in after graduation from your bachelor's program in Roseburg, the heart of southern Oregon. The next cohort of Reconnect Scribes begin their journey in summer 2019.   Will you be one of them? 

View the ReConnect Scribe Video below:

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Outcomes of being selected as a ReConnect Scribe:

     Gain professional experience in a clinical setting
     Complete over 1,000 patient contact hours while earning wages as a medical scribe
     Work side-by-side with practicing physicians
     Observe provider-patient interaction during patient appointments
     Engage in interpersonal relationships with providers, clinic staff, and patients
     Experience the healthcare landscape in a rural community
     Develop empathy for the unique needs of a medically underserved population
     Strengthen your resume for Medical, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner Programs

How is the ReConnect Scribe program different from other experiences?

The ReConnect Scribe is not your typical scribe-recruitment program. ReConnect Scribes is powered by a non-profit organization with the mission of improving the quality of healthcare in rural Oregon. ReConnect Scribes focuses on placing students in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's) across the region of southwest Oregon. This unique program provides aspiring medical providers the opportunity to work with underserved populations and gain valuable experience providing healthcare in rural Oregon.

Click here to read more about the ReConnect Scribe Gap-Year Fellowship 

Interested in Applying for the Reconnect Scribe Gap-Year Fellowship?

If you are interested in applying to become a ReConnect Scribe, email the following documents to ahec@healthyoregon.com  
       Cover letter
       Your professional resume or curriculum vitae
       2 or more letters of recommendation

You will receive a confirmation email that your documents have been received. Once documents have been received, we will will reach out to you to set up an informal Zoom interview.

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions about the ReConnect Scribe Gap-Year Fellowship or the application process, please reach out to our staff.

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Area Health Education Center of Southwest Oregon
Email: ahec@healthyoregon.com

Phone: (541) 784-3660

ReConnect Scribe Program Consultant:
Lacey Ferguson
(541) 912-5805

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