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 is an academic option within the existing Medical Assisting program. Through this short 18 credit hour program, students can transition into the Medical Assisting and Medical Coding programs.
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.