Jacob Less is a current Chief Scribe of Stanford's Medical Scribe Fellowship (COMET). He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and will be receiving his Certificate of Completion from the San Francisco State University Pre-Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Program at the end of this Spring 2021. Jacob will be entering the medical school application cycle this Summer 2021 and hopes to matriculate starting in Fall 2022.
As a Chief Scribe, Jacob manages a cohort of 15 scribes placed in 11 specialty clinics and working with 30 providers. He has scribed for three providers at Stanford, specializing in Endocrinology and Cardiology. As a member of the COMET Leadership team, he strives to uphold the program's pillars--mentorship, research, and social fellowship. Outside of his duties in COMET, Jacob is continuing to grow and learn as a clinical researcher. He has worked as a research assistant on projects in primary care/family medicine, diabetes and also contributes as a Quality Improvement Coordinator with Stanford's Adult Endocrinology Clinic. Jacob has presented at several national conferences, both as a collaborator and first author. He is open to new experiences in the field of research to further his growth and build new skills.
Jacob developed a strong background working with marginalized communities during his undergraduate years at UCLA. He has worked in higher education as a peer counselor, and peer counseling coordinator, to the Filipino Community at UCLA and also volunteered with underserved populations as a social caseworker to a low barrier mobile community health clinic in West Los Angeles.
Honors & Awards
National Innovative Program Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2021)
Mongelli Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement, Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA (2018)
Education & Certifications
Bachelor of Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Biology (2018)