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Since SCOPE is a student-run non-profit, 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:
The interpreter team fills a critical role in the hospital by bridging language barriers between doctors and patients, given that many patients do not speak English as their primary language. Acceptance to the interpreter team is based upon an assessment of language proficiency in Vietnamese or Spanish during the SCOPE application process. 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, and training in cultural competency. The interpreter team currently is partnered with Kaiser Interpreting Program for training. The team also serves as enrichment for veteran members in continuing their practice as interpreters and also offers them the opportunity to mentor newer interpreters.
The design team has a special focus on creating products that utilize members' abilities in graphic and visual design. Team members create and update media and presentation materials for SCOPE, ranging from new member manuals to the SCOPE recruitment banner. Current projects include creating recruitment flyers and materials, donor Thank You cards, an ED physician poster, and guides/resources for SCOPE members. Interested applicants: please submit samples of design work.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY TEAM
The photography team brings SCOPE to life on the website and other forms of media for applicants, donors, and others interested in learning more about SCOPE. Emphasis on portraiture and action shots. Opportunity to work on video filming. Interested applicants: please submit samples of your work and the make and model of your camera.
The Journal team contributes to the SCOPE community in an important way, by serving as a support system for its members. After each shift, SCOPE members submit reflective journals documenting their growth and experiences. The Journal Team has the unique opportunity to respond to each SCOPE members' journal entries and then work to addresses any concerns or issues that members may be dealing with. They also support members by referring them to useful resources, answering questions regarding medical school, or sharing interesting articles or opportunities.
Members of this team will screen for basic resource needs such as health care access, hunger, and public benefits. SCOPE members working at this mobile help desk will connect pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients to communicty organizations that can meet these much needed basic resource needs, beyond what physicians or social workers have time to address with each patient.
COMMUNITY & LOGISTICS COORDINATOR
This position requires an interest and skill for fostering interconnectedness among students, and love of coordinating and organizing events. Besides thinking creatively about how to build community in SCOPE (hosting a group BBQ or frisbee game, or finding medically-related events to attend are examples that have been done in the past), the position also involve coordinating logistics for meetings, including food and printing, conducting icebreakers, etc. The Community & Logistics Chair would also benefit from the help of a director in organizing these events.
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.
Major focus is on website mechanics and content management: maintaining, updating, and backing up the SCOPE website and publishing blog posts. Completed work will be featured directly on the SCOPE website and represent the organization for future applicants, donors, and members. Please submit samples or links to previous website designs/projects you have worked on or contributed to.
The SCOPE art team captures the SCOPE experience through drawing, painting, and other media. Past work includes scenes from patient perspectives, SCOPE volunteer perspectives, and culturally relevant landscapes. Interested applicants may submit samples of their work.
PAST TEAMS (currently not active)
Premedical Career Pathway Research (PCPR) empowers pre-medical students from diverse backgrounds to obtain current information about the premedical process and medical career. Pursuing a career in medicine can be overwhelming and challenging; minority students and women are disproportionately discouraged from pursuing medicine, primarily because of difficulty with pre-medical courses, which some studies suggest have little bearing on the quality of the physician (Barr 2009). The key is supporting students to understand the "system" well and to craft their own path through medicine. PCPR supports students from all backgrounds in this endeavor in two ways: 1) by building a structured curriculum for SCOPE members regarding various aspects of the medical process; and 2) through creating a centralized online resource for useful opportunities like research and international health experiences, as well as information regarding medical school applications, medical specialties, etc. PCPR is also looking to launch a website that offers support for students exploring various medical specialties as well. The resources offered through PCPR are invaluable to those seriously considering medicine.
QUESTBRIDGE MEDICAL VERTICAL
Only 1 in 8 top-scoring low income students are applying to these top-tier colleges and universities. We are working to develop scholarships/prizes that are targeted towards students interested in pursuing medicine or other health related fields.
Project team work includes, but is not limited to, researching individuals and organizations (Pharmaceutical companies, Medical Device companies, HMO’s etc.) that are potential supporters of QuestBridge. Each team member will take on a category and develops an exhaustive list of scholarships, entering relevant information into a central database. Members will work closely with one of the directors to reach out to individuals from the database to gain support for QuestBridge scholarships. For more information on QuestBridge, visit www.questbridge.org.
The fundraising team contributes directly to the health and maintenance of SCOPE as a self-supporting student-run nonprofit. The team addresses the following specific functions: identifying, labeling, and applying to charitable grants; maintaining and updating fundraising documents; monitoring SCOPE's metrics of success; and managing the SCOPE's social media presence.
PREMED VOICES TEAM
Premed Voices 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. Project work includes analyzing interview videos for content and the learning process that accompanies interviewing others. This project team provides members with practice for medical school interviews. This team is a good fit for members with previous experience in or interest in developing skill in one of the following areas: interpersonal interviewing techniques, videography praxis, post-interview video and audio editing.
SCOPE RESEARCH TEAM
The SCOPE Research team works to generate systematic and quality data on various aspects of student premedical development. The implications of these findings are applied practically to internal improvement for SCOPE, as well as more broadly to understanding pre-medical experiential learning and internship development. The team focuses on one major research question every 1-2 years. Our most recent focus centered on what and how pre-medical students learn about doctor-patient interaction through service-learning; that research won an award in the Clinical Innovations category at the California-Hawaii Society of General Internal Medicine conference. Such research is not only useful in quality improvement efforts for the SCOPE program, but also adds to the existing scientific literature. Click here for more information on past projects.
Our mission is to inspire readers to actively create their happiness, regardless of how content they already are, as well as to grow happiness exponentially. Our vision is a) to cultivate a compassionate, creative culture within the research team; b) to craft a central online resource for happiness research from a variety of angles, including neuroscience, perspective and practices; and c) be a highly effective, lean and fast-moving organization.
CLINICAL EXCELLENCE TEAM
The Clinical Excellence Team is composed of veteran SCOPE members who have distinguished themselves for their commitment to SCOPE, by dedicating over 150 hours to service in the hospital. These members are trained to instruct new SCOPE interns and interpreters through their first hospital shifts as well as track and improve SCOPE's hospital training methods. Their work centers on sharing their personal service learning experience with future generations of SCOPE members. Membership to the Clinical Excellence Team is by invitation only.
Christine Chen, Director
Brett Salazar, Associate Director
Lisa Fu, Associate Director
SCOPE is an Associated Program of Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service
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