I enjoyed working in the ED. I felt like I was able to make a difference through helping providers optimize EPIC to improve work flow efficiency. I never felt overwhelmed by questions and problems, but remained consistently busy during my shifts. All the administrators and staff were receptive to our efforts.
Providing go-live support at Henry Ford Hospital was awesome! I definitely felt that my background as a medical student dramatically increased my ability to assist with the transition to a new EMR by allowing me to more easily develop relationships with the physicians whom I supported. As an added bonus to the much-appreciated opportunity to make some money as a medical student, it was fun to learn about a different hospital, see a new city, and meet a lot of great people.
I had a great time working with MedDocLive to teach providers how to use EPIC for the first time. Not only did we get flown out, put up in a nice hotel, and paid handsomely for our work, but as a fourth-year medical student I got to network with people in a residency program I was exploring and even teach a major player in my field how to use the EMR! I would do it again in a heartbeat, and I hope you’ll keep me in mind for future go-lives.