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Church Health Scholar Program-Referral Clinic Scholar

Referral Clinic Scholars are responsible for managing on-site specialty care clinics and scheduling diagnostic tests for Church Health patients. During clinic sessions, Referral Scholars work side-by-side with volunteering sub-specialty physicians. Referral Scholars carry out scribe functions including order entry in the electronic medical records, review of the patients’ histories, and finalizing clinic consult notes. Pre and post visit responsibilities include managing waitlists, scheduling appointments, and document entry in the electronic medical records. Referral Scholars also manage diagnostic test orders. This includes scheduling diagnostic tests, communicating appointment information/ pre-test instruction, and reconciling orders by providing reports to the patient’s primary care provider. 

General schedule is M-F, 7am-5pm, with some Saturday mornings. Hours may be flexible depending on start time of specialty clinics. 

The Church Health Scholars program is a one-year, service learning fellowship for recent four-year college graduates interested in serving underserved populations and exploring the intersection of faith and health. By providing early exposure to honorable work through the Scholars program, Church Health aims to provide a firm foundation for Scholars to build professional and personal values, work ethic and perspective that forwards our mission to care for one another in our Memphis community.

Since its inception as the volunteer-based Clinic Assistant Program in the mid-1990’s, the Church Health Scholars program has helped participants launch careers as medical providers, community leaders and healthcare professionals.