Medical scribes have supported doctors for thousands of years. The use of scribes has increased significantly in the past few years. A medical scribe receives specialized training to transcribe real-time medical records between the healthcare provider and patients during their visits. Scribes work in various settings such as emergency departments, small to medium doctor's offices, and other facilities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for electronic health records (EHR) is 11% (much faster than average) with the median pay of $40,350 per year or $19.40 per year.
Prehealth/Pre-health and pre-med students and current medical professionals seek scribe certification
Increase job skills, security and salary
This course meets the training requirements for medical scribe careers
Flexible online training for school and family life
Medical Assistants and Transcriptionists
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Many scribes work part time and find the hours to be flexible. This is especially helpful for college students with hectic schedules.
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.
The course is available as soon as you purchase it.
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.
Your certificate will be available online when you pass the final exam and a physical copy will be mailed to you.
The certification can be used in any state.
This online course provides self-directed training based upon necessary knowledge and all the abilities just like any other traditional instructor-led training. This self-directed training is not a new approach towards learning cpr and is completely effective as stated by AHA*:
"Studies comparing self-instruction or video-based instruction with instructor-led training demonstrate no significant differences in performance outcomes."
For any queries, visit our Contact page.* Raina M. Merchant, Alexis A. Topjian, Ashish R. Panchal, Adam Cheng, Khalid Aziz, Katherine M. Berg, Eric J. Lavonas, David J. Magid, and On behalf of the Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Life Support, Resuscitation Education Science, and Systems of Care Writing Groups. "Part 1: Executive Summary: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care". Circulation. 2020;142:S337–S357.