As a student-run non-profit, SCOPE relies on the efforts of its members to maintain operations. Each member is placed on a Project Team, which is led by a Team Leader. Each member is responsible for working five hours a week on his or her project. Some of these project teams have grown into their own initiatives and eventually, their own non-profits. Current Project Teams are listed below:



  1. Interpreter Team
  2. Hospital Coordinator Team

Community Outreach

  1. Design Team
  2. Web Team
  3. Art Team
  4. Photography and Videography Team


  1. Journal Team
  2. Community and Logistics Chair
  3. Recruitment Team


Project Team Descriptions

Clinical Teams



The Interpreter Team is our largest team and 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. Once accepted, the interpreter team helps prepare interpreters for hospital shifts in several ways, including: preparation for the hospital’s interpreter certification test, review of medical terminology, and training in cultural competency. 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 Hospital Coordinators play an important role coordinating and tracking member shifts, maintaining hospital relations, and hosting new member orientation. Interested applicants: need to be detail-oriented and consistent with their responsibilities.



Community Outreach Teams



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 in your application, and describe which programs you are familiar with using in your application.



The Web Team focuses 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. Interested applicants: please submit samples or links to previous website designs/projects you have worked on or contributed to, and describe your web experience in the application (e.g. which programs you are comfortable working with).



The Art Team captures the SCOPE experience through drawing, ceramics, and other media, and plays a critical role in helping to maintain meaningful relationships with key administrative, hospital and donor partners by providing thoughtful tokens of gratitude. In the past, we have also had SCOPE students who have been able to install art in the hospital. Past work includes 3D origami sculptures, paintings that reflect volunteer perspectives etc. Interested applicants: please submit samples of your work – could be from any artistic media including music, dance, culinary skills (e.g. jam-making), pottery, glass-blowing, collage etc. The creativity and possibility within this team is fueled by the interests and talents of individuals, so we welcome new ideas.



The Photography and Videography Team brings SCOPE to life through photography, videography and social media design. Their work plays an important part in shaping the website, fundraising proposals, hospital and donor appreciation media, 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, either photos or videos (both if you have them), and the make and model of your camera.


Operations Teams



The Journal Team contributes to the SCOPE community by serving as a clinical and emotional support system for SCOPE members, as well as an opportunity to acknowledge and honor certain 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 works to address questions or concerns that members may have, as well as offer suggestions. They also support members by referring them to useful resources, or exchanging interesting articles or opportunities. Additionally, journal team plays an important role in community outreach and donor relations; when members write particularly compelling stories, journal team can request permission from that member to highlight their reflections in outreach materials, also providing an opportunity to acknowledge the member. Interested applicants will be required to have thoughtful writing ability and adept interpersonal skills.



This position requires an interest in 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 of what has been done in the past), the position also involves coordinating logistics for meetings, including food and printing, conducting icebreakers, etc. The Community and Logistics Chair works with the help of a director in organizing these events.



Recruitment Team contributes to sustaining the SCOPE membership and increasing the program’s publicity, working closely with Directors. Project team work involves coordinating electronic and paper flyering, application submission and review, interview logistics, hosting the Dispelling Pre-Medical Myths Talk with Michael McCullough, and pitching SCOPE at internship fairs. SCOPE recruitment happens in fall and winter typically, with the Dispelling Premedical Myths Talk happening in fall, so this is when the bulk of recruitment team coordination occurs.