On the off chance that readers know someone who knows someone, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is hiring scribes. The training is intense; it’s not for the faint-hearted, but is a tremendous opportunity for future med students. Apply here.
Scribes allow doctors to focus on the patient, rather than on documentation. The doctor takes the history and does the exam, while the scribe documents everything. From the patient-side of things, it can be nice to hear little tidbits of what the doctor tells the scribe to include. If it gives the doctor more time with patients, everyone benefits.