Hurley, Kettering University Partner to Launch Scribe Program
FLINT - Some Kettering University students are receiving real-life hands-on experience for those interested in the medical profession.
In an exclusive partnership with Hurley Medical Center, “scribes” – or undergraduate students that have been recommended by their instructor – will have exposure to medicine and the hospital environment by working with physicians at Hurley. The scribes in turn are able to help in Hurley’s transition from paper to electronic medical records.
Logan SanCraint is a freshman biochemistry major at Kettering with the goal of attending medical school. He described the opportunity as critical experience in the pursuit of becoming a medical professional.
“I know a large group of pre-med kids that attend different schools, and they are probably sitting in a classroom the entire year, barely doing anything related to medicine,” he said. “They won’t have the experience of working in the hospital environment. I have learned so much in just three months, and being exposed to medicine puts us ahead of the game.”
The scribes, who don’t do any actual decision making, spend three months in the hospital setting while working routinely with physicians, and another three months in the classroom. It oscillates through the duration of their undergraduate program.
The relationship makes available to Hurley some of the “brightest students in the area", according to Dr. Michael Roebuck, MD, and Hurley chief medical information officer.
“Imagine a world where the students go to Kettering, they come here to scribe, and go to medical school before returning to the community to practice,” he said, noting that Hurley’s own President and CEO, Melany Gavulic, is a Kettering alumni.
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Hurley Medical Center is a 443-bed premier public teaching hospital located in the heart of Genesee County, Mich. As the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, Burn Center, and the highest level (II) Pediatric Trauma Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit available in Genesee County, Hurley is a recognized leader in clinical care and education, maintaining affiliations with Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College and Henry Ford Health System. Founded in 1908, Hurley provides patient care for more than 100,000 people annually.