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What is a Medical Scribe?

A Medical Scribe is a revolutionary concept in modern medicine. Traditionally, a physician's job has focused solely on direct patient contact and care. However, the advent of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) created an overload of documentation and clerical responsibilities that slows physicians down and pulls them away from actual patient care. To relieve the documentation overload, physicians across the country are turning to Medical Scribes.

ScribeAmerica's highly rewarding scribe program puts smart, tech-savvy candidates in fast-paced clinical settings. Our rigorous program trains individuals to thoroughly and accurately document patient encounters. You’ll shadow a physician with purpose and learn to think like one, get a leg up on your peers on medical coding and terminology, have a deep understanding of the medical industry and build a network for your future career, and be surrounded by mentors and receive ongoing education through the ScribeAmerica academic textbook, training videos and much more.

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Ready to learn more about the day-to-day role of the scribe? Take a look at a Day in the Life of a Chief Scribe below.

Test Drive The Medical Field!

Gain experience needed to begin your career in healthcare as a Medical Scribe! A background in medical scribing is quickly becoming the standard for developing the skills and knowledge base needed to enter the medical field.

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Build close relationships with the physicians you work with.
Gain clinical experience needed for Medical School.
Learn how to think like a doctor.
Part-Time & Full-Time positions available.
Learn a large amount of information in a short amount of time.
No prior medical experience needed!
Paid training.
Module-based charting format.

Application Process At-A-Glance

With in-person and virtual positions across the nation, you may be starting your journey in healthcare in no time! Make sure to complete the interest form above so we can keep you up to date on local opportunities and the latest in scribe news. After that, take a look at the three key steps in the Application Roadmap below.

Step 1: Apply Online

Our interactive application tool at allows you to filter positions by your local area, job type (in-person or virtual) and more. Some jobs are hiring right now, and some may be hiring in the very near future. Make sure to review the minimum requirements. Some requirements include: Candidates must have the ability to work 8-hour shifts; if selecting an in-person position, you must be able to commute to that location; you must work to get your typing speed to 50 words per minute.

Step 2: Complete Scribe101

Our strategic partner Scribe101 offers an industry-standard training course that prepares candidates with fundamental tools and a foundational scribe education. It consists of 9 modules and a final exam. While there is a $495 charge for this course for the general public, it’s offered for free to all ScribeAmerica applicants. Successful completion of this course, or testing out of it, is a prerequisite for employment at ScribeAmerica (except if you are applying to work in California, where Scribe101 courses are not currently offered). As soon as you apply for a scribe position at ScribeAmerica, you'll be enrolled in Scribe101 and emailed information about how to complete it. The sooner you complete the Scribe101 course, the sooner you will be able to move to the next step!

Step 3: Interview

Upon successful completion of the Scribe101 course, or testing out of it, you will be contacted by a member of ScribeAmerica’s hiring team. They will review your application (and your availability because your availability must match the job opening to which you applied) and reach out to schedule your interview. The timeline for this varies depending on the openings available in your area.

What Are The Core Functions Of A Scribe?

The central role of the Medical Scribe is to relieve the physician of documentation duties, which allows the physician to focus more directly on patient care. Scribes observe the physician during patient encounters and perform documentation on their behalf. At the physician's request, the Scribe must be able to locate past medical records, prior lab/radiology results, or past visit histories for the physician to review. A Scribe's role is limited to documentation and efficiency management for the physician - they do not touch patients and do not engage in any type of patient care.