Deborah Perez

Deborah Perez

Medical Scribe

Hoag Hospital Emergency Room

Newport Beach, CA USA

You have to have moments where you feel you’ve reached bottom and see if you can surpass that. If you can, then you’ll be stronger and more prepared in future situations.


My road in life has been direct.
After graduating from Highland High School in 2010, I continued my education at UC Irvine where I received my bachelor’s degree in public health sciences.
I changed occupations a few times, but ultimately wanted to be closer to my dream career.
I earned my EMT certification in November of 2019 as I continued my work as a medical scribe.
Since my ultimate goal is to become a Registered Nurse, I have been completing the prerequisites for nursing school at Coastline Community College.
Since 2017, I have been fulfilling my position in the ER as a medical scribe as I work towards becoming a Registered Nurse.


High School
Public Health Sciences
University of California, Irvine


Medical Scribe

I am a medical scribe who assists physicians in the emergency department with documentation functions.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

Within each shift, I work with the side providers, whether it’s the doctor or physician assistant. I follow the patient’s visit from their chief complaint up until their discharge. I document the reason as to why they came into the ER, the symptoms they’ve been experiencing, and any past medical history that might contribute to their visit. I help decide if they are safe to go home, if they need any prescriptions, or if they need admittance for further care.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Take initiative sooner. There’s no one right pathway in our industry. For anybody pursuing health care, it’s never too late. There’s many ways to get to where you want to be. Be patient.


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You aren't doing a good enough job."

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress