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.

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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.

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.