Emergency Medicine Scribes

Scribes, playing an important role in medical education at UCSF Fresno

What is a Scribe?

Ideally, a pre-medical student (or student interested in pursuing a career within medicine) who works side by side with providers enabling them to maximize efficiency and as a result allow delivery of premier patient service.  

Alongside the provider, a scribe works amid busy trauma/medical codes & procedures, taking care of the central valley’s sickest patients. Needless to say our scribes see everything emergency medicine has to offer.

Not only do scribes function as a provider’s “right hand” person, their on-the-fly personal assistant, but they also engage in ongoing clinical research contributing to publications within the medical literature, and are involved with departmental extracurricular activities.

Benefits of Medical Scribing

 Medical scribing at CRMC has many benefits including but not limited to…

  • Gain knowledge of medical terminology
  • Looks good on Medical School or other graduate program applications
  • More volunteer opportunities
  • Opportunities for growth
  • Working 1:1 with emergency medicine residents
  • Participation in resident education
  • Meaningful networking
  • Letters of Recommendation

Application Details

More information about the scribe position, requirements, and application can be found through the Central California Faculty Medical Group website: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1111134 . Positions are filled in the Spring (February/March) and Fall (August/September).


History of the Program:

Since its humble beginning in 2012, with only 2 scribes supporting 10 residents and multiple attending physicians, the CRMC scribe program is 100% successful in our scribes matriculating to MD/PhD/DO/PA school out of those who successfully stayed and completed our program. Since then, the scribe program has grown nearly 10-fold.

Previous scribes:

Ajmeet Pama-Ghuman​: UCSF School of Medicine
Pajais Yang​: University of the Pacific, MPAS
Austin O’Callaghan: UCSF School of Medicine 
Alise Condie: University of Utah School of Medicine
Nicko Vukajlovic: Marshall B. Ketchum University’s Southern California College of Optometry
Audra Iness: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School 
Ruzan Orkusyan: UC Irvine Medical School 
Brandon J. Croft: UC Davis School of Medicine 
Robin Draper: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Shayan Zoghi: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Tyler Wilson: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Layla Farshidpour: UC Davis School of Medicine 
Alejandro Avila: UC Davis School of Medicine 
Jacob Perez-Stringer: UCSF School of Medicine 
Lemuel Rivera: UCSF School of Medicine 
Diana Lopez: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Brian Lawton: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Karen Wong: Pacific Northwest University-Health Sciences 
Alyssa Rivera: UCSF School of Medicine  
Harman Dhesi: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Benjamin Liang: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Avneet Mandair: University of California, Merced 
Kyle Tsutsui: University of California, Berkeley 

Ajmeet Pama-Ghuman – UCSF School of Medicine

Pajais Yang – University of the Pacific, MPAS

Spotlight on Scribes

2022  Allyssa Gomez
2020  Alyssa Rivera
2017  Tyler Wilson
2017  Brandon Croft
2016  Alejandro Avila