For students trying to market themselves for ScribeAmerica, I have a few tips. First, I would demonstrate knowledge and interest in subjects like anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. If you have coursework in these areas, tell them. If you have knowledge or have taken classes in more specialized areas such as immunology, endocrinology, or cancer cell biology that is an added bonus. Second, I would assess and try to schedule any classes you are taking that semester, concentrating them to specific days if possible. Generally speaking, ScribeAmerica has you commit to at least two eight hour shifts a week. I would try to market your availability/flexibility and be able to tell them you would be able to make this type of commitment if hired. Third, if you have experience working with computers or other clerical work, tell them. They like to see typing with a high word count per minute. Also, if you have done volunteer work or another job, tell them about transferable skills that would be applicable to the job description, such as teamwork, hard work ethic, friendly demeanor, etc. Fourth, it is important to know the scope of the job description. Many pre-medical students get excited with the chance to work closely with physicians, but there are many boundaries that the medical scribe has to be conscious of. The scribe job is clerical, and there is no patient contact. They may ask you specific questions about what you think a scribe does or place you in hypothetical scenarios where you have to answer what you would do in these situations.
Be yourself. Be confident that you can handle the hours, that you can push yourself to ask questions and handle the persistence of the job. You want to have a background in the field, at least know something about medical terminology, that would be your biggest concern because you want to be able to understand what the doctors are talking about so that your charting will be as if it were they who were writing it.