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Pre-Med Gap Year Intern Program- Dermatology Scribe

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID 89978 Job Function Intern Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


  • The Pre-Med Gap Year - Medical Scribe is present during clinical services and accompanies Provider during patient interviews and examinations
  • Identifies/introduces self and role to patient and/or family
  • Accurately documents information and conversations into the electronic health record (EHR) in real time, on behalf of the Provider
  • Observes and accurately enters details and decisions from practitioner-patient encounters directly into the EHR
  • Records pertinent information, positive and negative findings in patient history and physical examination, including but not limited to history of present illness, past medical/surgical history, social history, review of systems, medications, allergies, and family communication
  • Assists with preparation of paperwork for disposition of patients from clinic setting
  • Helps increase Provider productivity and workflow by performing a variety of non-clinical tasks including assisting the Provider in navigating the EHR, researching information requested by the Provider, locating information for review (previous notes, reports, tests/lab results)
  • Ensures documentation in the EHR includes a statement that “Document has been prepared at the direction and conjunction with Provider” also with the Scribe’s name and title, and that the Provider has included an attestation regarding the accuracy of the note
  • Generates and prints patient plan
  • Conduct clinically-oriented project, defined by department
  • Present on research findings at the end of the program
  • Participate in faculty-led lectures

Program Start Date - Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

Program Time Commitment: 1 year duration

Required Documentation for Application Submission:

  1. Resume
  2. You must also attach a one-page statement, in a Word Document or PDF format, addressing the following:
  • Describe why you have an interest in a career as a physician
  • Describe an obstacle you’ve faced when working towards your academic, career, or personal goals and how you’ve worked to overcome it (including lessons you’ve learned through those experiences and how they will help you be successful in your career as a physician)
  • Where you currently stand in your gap year (ie studying for the MCAT, applying to med schools, interviewing for med school, etc.)                 

Please note, to be considered for this role, you must submit BOTH attachments after you apply.  After you apply, you will receive an automated email to set up an account.  Once your account is set up, you can log back into your application, please navigate to the upload section and press the "+" sign to submit additional attachments. Please contact if you have any questions.


  • Recent graduate of a Bachelor’s program
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis)
  • Completion of relevant coursework (or efforts toward completion underway)
  • Demonstrates intent to apply to medical school 

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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