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Since SCOPE is a student-run internship, the program relies on the efforts of its membership to maintain operations. SCOPE’s infrastructure is organized with this purpose in mind. Each member is a part of a project team, which is led by a Team Leader and is made up of five to seven members. Each member is responsible for working five hours a week on his or her project. Some sample projects and their descriptions are listed below:
Team responsibilities include compiling relevant and useful materials for our members and other premeds, such as information on medical school applications, literature on being ‘pre-med’, and on lifestyles in medicine. Team members also update the beagooddoctor website with this information.
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Premed Voices Team
One of Dr. McCullough’s founding visions for SCOPE was to enable premeds to make such an important career choice based on information and real-world experience. Premed Voices is our newest team in SCOPE, and it focuses directly on one of SCOPE’s central questions: “Shall I become a doctor, and if so, why?” In keeping with this vision, the Premed Voices members conduct video interviews of other premeds in order to shed light on this question that is often asked, but not always analyzed deeply. Due to its focus on interviews, this project team provides members with practice for medical school interviews.
Hospital Coordinators organize health clearance and training for new members, schedule shifts, and coordinate hospital appreciation duties. Also, the hospital coordinator is a liaison to contacts within his/her hospital. The hospital coordinator must have their own car to go to the hospital regularly.
The interpreter team serves as a launchpad for interpreters who have just been accepted into SCOPE: preparation for the hospital's interpreter certification test, review of medical terminology, training in cultural competency. The team also serves as enrichment for more veteran members in continuing their practice as interpreters and also offers them the opportunity to mentor newer interpreters. A portion of meeting times is also dedicated to sharing in-hospital interpreting experiences.
The design team creates and updates media and presentation materials for SCOPE, with a special focus on creating products that utilize members' abilities in graphic design, photography, and social media. Current available projects include creating fundraising one-page descriptions, publishing the monthly newsletter and clinical quality logs, photographically cataloging SCOPE, and managing the SCOPE Facebook page.
The fundraising team contributes directly to the health and maintenance of SCOPE as a self-supporting student-run nonprofit. The teamaddresses the following specific functions: identifying, labeling, and applying to charitable grants; maintaining and updating fundraising documents; and monitoring SCOPE's metrics of success.
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Recruitment team contributes to sustaining the SCOPE membership and increasing the program’s publicity. Project team work involves pitching SCOPE at internship fairs and working closely with the Directors to coordinate recruitment and conduct interviews. This entails electronic and paper flyering, utilizing social media, and promoting the SCOPE organization. As this is a new project team, members will have the opportunity to take initiative and help shape the functioning of the team.