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What does a Medical Scribe do?

A medical scribe is a physician collaborator who fulfills the primary clerical and non-medical functions of the busy physician or practitioner. The primary function of a medical scribe professional is the creation and maintenance of the patient's medical record, which is created under the supervision of the attending physician. The scribe will document the patient's story, the physician's interaction with the patient, the procedures performed, the results of laboratory studies, and other pertinent information. Additional functions of a scribe may include ordering laboratory/radiology studies, assisting with the patient's disposition, documenting consultations, and notifying the physician when important studies are completed. Medical scribes can also expect to assist providers with administrative tasks such as handling phone calls, retrieving lab results and other duties as needed to improve efficiency and productivity. 

Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Medical Scribes will see available jobs grow 3.3% over the next ten years
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

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Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

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“I had a great experience with MedCerts, I had a health issue during the end of my course. They called me often to check up on me and I was able to finish the medical assistant course. Thank you MedCerts for helping me stay focused, I now get offers on jobs for Medical Assistants”

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HI 6400 Medical Scribe Professional

The demand for Medical Scribes in the United States continues to grow, as more and more physicians and health care providers realize the benefits scribes bring to their practice. Traditionally, for every hour that physicians provide direct face time to patients - 2 more hours are spent on Electronic Health Records and other clerical work. A growing strategy to decrease this clerical burden is to use Medical Scribes trained to document patient encounters in real-time. Studies have shown that Scribes improved all aspects of physician satisfaction, including overall satisfaction, physician facetime with patients, time spent charting, chart quality, and chart accuracy.

Since the EHR is at the core of a Medical Scribe’s daily job functions, students will gain knowledge of medical clinic workflow systems by engaging and interacting with a Simulated Software Application. Students track a patient from the time the patient calls for an appointment through the entire revenue cycle. The book and software activities included in this program use a building block approach to learning the medical clinic workflow processes. This approach ensures that students are prepared to synthesize and organize medical data into a coherent entry so that it complies with office protocols, federal regulations, and insurance requirements.

The payment for the MSCE credentialing exam is provided by MedCerts, which when passed grants status as an Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP).

skills gained

  • Understand basic human anatomy and utilize medical terminology in order to effectively communicate in a healthcare facility
  • Comply with relevant laws and ethics, the Omnibus Rule, HIPAA, and HITECH
  • Display strong attention to detail and accuracy with use of electronic health records
  • Demonstrate electronic health record documentation as applicable to the clinic workflow
  • Explain how medical coding plays a role and impacts the clinic workflow and revenue cycle
  • Gain an understanding of laboratory testing and pharmacology as applicable to the EHR
Medical Scribe Certification Online Classes Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
Medical Scribe Certification Training Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Medical Scribe Certification Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
2 weeks

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

  • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
  • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
  • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
  • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
  • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
6 weeks

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

  • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
  • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
  • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
  • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
  • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 6015

Medical Scribe Essentials

96 hours
6 weeks

Medical Scribe Essentials is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on the role of a Medical Scribe. The course provides foundational knowledge required of an administrative allied healthcare professional. Emphasis is placed on the medical clinic workflow and electronic health record entries. This course includes topics related to HIPAA, HITECH, Meaningful Use, and Release of Information laws and regulations as applicable to technology used with electronic health records capture of data, and methodology. It also addresses utilization and function of the software and fundamentals of the patient's visit to include patient registration, patient intake, clinical notes, and working with the physician and other healthcare providers.

  • Discuss the role, responsibilities, and certification of a Medical Scribe 
  • Comply with relevant laws and ethics, the Omnibus Rule, HIPAA, and HITECH
  • Gain an understanding of the clinic workflow and components of documentation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory testing and pharmacology
  • Explain how medical coding plays a role and impacts the clinic workflow
  • Display a strong attention to detail with use of electronic health records 
PS 1011 2
HI 1014 6
HI 6015 6
Total Program Duration 14 Week

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