Cam Coleman, MD

“Spending a gap year as a scribe was the single best thing I did for medical school and I would recommend it to anyone who is pre-med. From day 1 as a medical student at UVA, I was ahead of the curve compared to my classmates when it came to clinical judgment and decision making. I can also say that VEMA is second to none when it comes to scribe programs: I worked as a scribe in college but learned more in my first two weeks at VEMA than I had at the other program. In addition, the VEMA doctors are excellent and I developed meaningful relationships with many of them — we still keep in touch to this day, and I reached out to many of them for advice while interviewing for residency! So my advice is simple: you should strongly consider working as a scribe, and you should work for VEMA. It’ll be the best investment you can make as a pre-med.”