Medical Scribes are allied health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing data entry. Medical scribes accompany physicians/providers into the exam room and transcribe patient histories, physical exams, and patient encounters. Medical Scribe is a new allied health field based on data entry into EHRs (electronic health records). With the increased number of physicians using EHRs, this will continue to be a growing field.
This Certificate of Employability (18 credit hours) is an academic option within the existing Medical Assisting program. This is an additional credential for Medical Assistants. The Medical Assisting Certificate needs to be completed prior to enrolling in the Medical Scribe Program.
Program Learning Outcomes
In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate skills inputting patient data including vital signs, heights and weights, patient history and test results.
- Assist the provider in documenting the patient encounter including assessment and plan.
- Apply critical thinking when entering a patient history or documenting SOAP notes.