A medical scribe is trained to be in the room with the doctor and patients and create real time medical records during the visit. Medical assistants and transcriptionists are not. Scribes work in various settings such as emergency departments, small to medium doctors offices, and other facilities.
Take the Three Week Medical Scribe Course
If you are already an experienced transcriptionist or medical assistant, scribe training can give you additional skills to bolster your resume or possibly seek higher pay at your current Job.
The skills we teach you will ensure doctors you have what it takes to create real time medical records. With you in the room, the doctor can focus on giving quality patient care.
What are the qualifications for a medical scribe?
Employers generally require the following skills and knowledge:
Is this course accredited?
There are no state or federal regulations mandating or supporting certification for Medical Scribes. Nearly every scribe certification company claims to be the only official certifying body for medical scribes. Such claims by other companies are made to puff up their certification.
Where other companies make unfounded claims about their authority or try to sell a brand name with the use of official sounding titles, we have focused on forming our students into valuable, hirable graduates. We interviewed employers and researched medical scribe job descriptions. We have documented the most common preferences and requirements and have used them to develop your curriculum.
HOWEVER, our course add ons such as arrythmia interpretation and 12-lead, basic life support, and blood borne pathogen certifications are accredited due to the fact that many states and facilities require those courses to be accredited.
Who is Pacific Medical Training?
Pacific Medical Training has certified over 25,000 students in lifesaving skills such as CPR, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and other essential skills such as arrhythmia interpretation and 12-lead interpretation. Our 100% money back guarantee ensures your certification will be accepted.
What is the difference between a scribe and a transcriptionist?
Transcriptionists work outside of the care setting. They create medical histories by transcribing an audio recording of a physician or PA. A medical scribe is in the room with the patient and caregiver and creates records in real time so doctors can focus on patient care and not wrangling with technology. Because a medical scribe is physically in the presence of patients, additional skills are required beyond medical transcriptionist and even medical assistant training
Do I need a degree to become a scribe?
No. Many scribes are still working on their undergraduate degree while working as a scribe. They use the scribe opportunity for additional income and experience.
Is anatomy instruction included in the course?
Yes. Anatomy is one of the top knowledge domains sought after by scribe employers and it's covered in our course. Feel free to check out our medical abbreviations page for a preview of some of the anatomy terms.
Do I have to have a medical background to become a scribe?
No. However, employers may prefer someone with some medically related course work such as anatomy and physiology. Anyone with training as a transcriptionist or medical coder will have a head start with our course and as a scribe.
Can I work part-time?
Yes. Many scribes work part time and find the hours to be flexible. This is especially helpful for college students with hectic schedules.
What is the training like?
The training is entirely online. It consists of online instruction, quizzes, creating medical records from hypothetical situations developed by real doctors, and a final examination.
When does the course start?
The course is available as soon as you purchase it.
Do I have to buy expensive textbooks too?
No. The course contents are entirely available to you as soon as your payment is complete and you can download or print the materials at any time.
When do I get my certificate?
Yes. Your certificate will be available online when you pass the final exam and a physical copy will be mailed to you.
Is the certification state specific or is it national?
The certification can be used in any state.
Take the Three Week Medical Scribe Course
For more information, call Terry Strassel at 252-619-3562, or send us an email.