While working as a lab manager at the University of Arizona, Dr. Vahedian made a decision to attend medical school. He was generously given the opportunity to work as a scribe at one of the local hospitals. This experience became one that laid the foundation for his future years in medical school. The clinical exposure and knowledge gained during his experience as a scribe significantly enhanced his desire and devotion to pursue a career in medicine.
Upon completing medical school at the University of Arizona, he continued his training in their Emergency Medicine residence program. Dr. Vahedian then joined Emergency Professional Services in Phoenix where he works along side many physicians who share his desire to implement innovative strategies with the hope of improving the groups overall success.
Scribe Program Director, Dr. Mahmood Vahedian
Scribes in Action
Knowing this, Dr. Vahedian initiated a scribe program with a pilot group of only six scribes. In less than a year the program grew rapidly to over 40 scribes, and now stands at 120 scribes. His intentions are to enable pre-healthcare professionals, such as pre-med, pre-PA, and pre-nursing students in gaining knowledge and experience which cannot be obtained in the classroom. Immersing these aspiring students into a surrounding filled with challenge and advanced thought processes gives them an edge over so many others going into the field of medicine.
Scribes in the News