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.
Prehealth/pre PA students and current medical professionals seek scribe certification
Increase job skills and security
Online training allows for flexibility with 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.
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.