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Becoming a medical scribe is widely regarded as a practical first step on your journey towards a lasting career in healthcare. The role of a medical scribe has evolved beyond a documentation assistant. Today, medical scribes work elbow-to-elbow with providers, working on a wide array of projects to deliver critical ancillary support. With unparalleled access to healthcare’s front lines, you’ll hone important leadership skills to prepare you for the future.
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What Is a Medical Scribe
Today, the term Medical Scribe is almost a misnomer. We think of our medical scribes as Care Team Assistants. If you're interested in gaining clinical experience in preparation for medical, nursing, or PA school, become a scribe and gain access to leading healthcare professionals. From performing documentation in the EHR, gathering information for the patient's visit, and partnering with the physician to deliver efficient patient care, no two days will look the same.

For someone interested in medicine, whether it is a personal interest, or part of a career goal, the chance to become a medical scribe is unlike any other opportunity available. Through exciting one-on-one collaboration with providers, you'll have an unprecedented level of exposure to real medicine in practice. Take a look at the Day in the Life of a Chief Scribe:
The Most Beneficial Job for Anyone Who Wants to Go into Healthcare
Get the ultimate clinical experience and learn great habits from successful physicians— all while working as an essential part of a real medical team.
Learn so much more than record keeping and charting by becoming the physician’s right-hand man.
Prepare for a field in medicine and get ahead of the curve by learning to think like a professional healthcare provider.
Gain a deep understanding of medical terminology in a clinical setting where you'll get paid to shadow some of the best physicians in your field.
Why be a Medical Scribe?
As a medical scribe, you'll achieve a competitive advantage for medical, nursing and PA school. And for those interested in determining if a career in healthcare is the right path, working as a medical scribe helps to bring clarity to your career goals. 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 and support care teams. You’ll shadow a provider and learn to think like one too. Decipher medical coding and terminology while gaining a deep understanding of the healthcare industry. Scribes often build incredible networks for their future career. Surrounded by mentors, you'll receive ongoing education through the ScribeAmerica academic textbook, training videos and much more.

Watch a snapshot of ScribeAmerica Alumni detail the advantages of working as a medical scribe.
“Working as a scribe was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had and it gave me a tremendous advantage during medical school. I felt very strong in my knowledge of medical terminology as well as performing a history and physical exam. I learned how to become a part of the health care team, which eased my transition into the clinical years of medical school. The people I worked with were amazing and it just made me all the more excited to begin my medical education. In fact, I loved my experience as a scribe so much, that I plan to make Emergency Medicine my career!”
Christian Maloschik, Temple SOM 2009
“Being a scribe is a perfect job for anyone wanting to pursue a career in medicine. The job is not only a tremendous learning experience, but you're actually making a difference by assisting the doctors to be more efficient so they can focus more on the quality of care for their patients.”
Amy Hogan Quinnipiac University, CT 2010
“Working as a scribe was the single most reassuring experience I had prior to starting medical school and that a career in medicine was the right path for me. The physicians with whom I worked with at Tri-City were all eager mentors who encouraged my pursuit of medicine and were open to answering my questions and concerns about the profession. As a scribe I accumulated hundreds of hours of direct patient care experience, setting me far ahead of my medical school peers regarding patient interviewing skills.”
Lauren Davie, Tufts Medical College 2011
“Scribe America is a great program that prepared me in many ways for medical school. Working side by side with doctors in the emergency room gave me an incredible real-life experience to apply to all the classes I am taking now. Diagnosing is intimately related to recognizing patterns in patient symptoms and while working with Scribe America I was able to watch the physicians think their way through patient cases and absorb countless amounts of information. ”
Kim Riegel, Loma Linda SOM 2011
How to Get the Best from Your Scribe Experience

Having pioneered the medical scribe industry nearly two decades ago, we’re looking for problem solvers who work positively and cooperatively amidst a stressful and fast-paced environment. For you to excel as a scribe you’ll also need to have good penmanship and computer skills. Although prior medical expertise is not required, it is an added bonus if you have completed industry specific coursework. Clearly becoming a medical scribe offers a unique opportunity to gain healthcare experience. Here are tips to help you achieve success today, and in the future. 

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What We Expect From You
  • Responsibility and time management skills. Providers depend on scribes to arrive on time and ready to begin their shifts.
  • Confidence to ask questions.
  • Maturity in a healthcare setting. Care teams rely on your ability to maintain professionalism at all times. As a medical scribe you will have access to patient information, maintaining HIPAA compliance is essential to your role.
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Skills that Will Help You Succeed
  • A passion for Medicine.
  • Computer skills, this is a must and will accelerate training as most hospitals are transforming to complete electronic charting.
  • Cultivated sophomores can benefit throughout college. Also people taking time off before Medical, PA or NP school are favored and the opportunity is highly beneficial to the applicant.
  • For more tips, read "The Scribing Scripture," a firsthand medical scribe account from our Scribe Alumni, Manali Patel and Evanie Anglade.
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Things That Will Help You
  • Be engaging
  • Completeness and thoroughness
  • Be Reliable
The Scribe Creed
Doctors save lives. Scribes save doctors.
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Scribes are part of the healthcare team; we have revolutionized the delivery and quality of patient care through innovation and excellence and have allowed providers to return to the patient's bedside. I am part of that team.
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Carrying a legacy, I realize this calling will ask much of me, whether it means putting in extra hours, dealing with stressful situations or encountering unfathomable circumstances. I will stand in solidarity with my scribe team and remain focused, caring, supportive, professional and enthusiastic.
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Recognizing the worth of my fellow scribes, I will regard the needs of others as I do my own. I will work effectively with my team, understanding success is reached together and not alone.
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Invested with high expectations, I firmly believe that my fellow scribes are a cut above the rest and I am committed to proving this true. I will dedicate 100% and then some. I will make my provider proud, my company proud, my teammates proud and myself proud.
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Bound by honor and integrity, I will uphold myself to the highest standard. I will respect the privacy of the patient, the experience and guidance of the provider, and the worth of my peers. Even in times of stress or adversity, I will do what is right at all times.
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Entrusted with a great responsibility, I will excel in my role as a scribe. I understand that I have been specially trained for a unique and critical role. The work that I do must be accurate and efficient. It's work that ultimately helps save lives. With that always in mind, I will respect those in authority and, when called upon, lead with humility, deference and honor.
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Scribes are part of the healthcare team; we have revolutionized the delivery and quality of patient care through innovation and excellence and have allowed providers to return to the patient's bedside. I am part of that team.
Carrying a legacy, I realize this calling will ask much of me, whether it means putting in extra hours, dealing with stressful situations or encountering unfathomable circumstances. I will stand in solidarity with my scribe team and remain focused, caring, supportive, professional and enthusiastic.
Recognizing the worth of my fellow scribes, I will regard the needs of others as I do my own. I will work effectively with my team, understanding success is reached together and not alone.
Invested with high expectations, I firmly believe that my fellow scribes are a cut above the rest and I am committed to proving this true. I will dedicate 100% and then some. I will make my provider proud, my company proud, my teammates proud and myself proud.
Bound by honor and integrity, I will uphold myself to the highest standard. I will respect the privacy of the patient, the experience and guidance of the provider, and the worth of my peers. Even in times of stress or adversity, I will do what is right at all times.
Entrusted with a great responsibility, I will excel in my role as a scribe. I understand that I have been specially trained for a unique and critical role. The work that I do must be accurate and efficient. It's work that ultimately helps save lives. With that always in mind, I will respect those in authority and, when called upon, lead with humility, deference and honor.
Care Navigators
As healthcare business models evolve, so should care teams.

Patients who are paired with Care Navigators report feeling less anxiety, and an increased ability to self-manage their conditions between visits. And providers report increased job satisfaction from improved efficiency, and knowing their patients have access to care teams, and strategic support.

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Chronic Care Management
With an increased aging population managing two or more chronic illnesses, extending your care teams’ ability to communicate with patients is critical. We take a strategic approach to helping patients chart a path towards their health goals, while self-managing their chronic conditions between clinical visits.

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Artificial Intelligence
Our advanced AI solutions tackle complex documentation challenges to reduce the administrative burden preventing doctors from delivering precision care. We'll guide you through the best practices for incorporating AI into your workflow. Gain visibility into your data with enhanced analytics driven by AI and CTAs.

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Nurse Care Team Assistants
Adding a qualified Nurse CTA to the care team increases quality of work-life and reduces stress on nurses. The nursing profession is also experiencing an alarming shortage due to increased clerical burdens and burnout.

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Revenue Cycle Management
Transition Revenue Cycle Management into the modern age with a suite of software tools that will transform your billing and coding processes. Transact at lightning speed, with increased transparency and decreased siloes. The QueueLogix software application seamlessly integrates with existing EMRs to ensure the clinical activities and back-office operations are well aligned, monitored and successful.

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Referral Management
Referrals scheduled by navigators in the clinical setting builds long term, patient care integrity across the care continuum. With the authority, along with the provider to search for specialists in network, navigators assess their schedules, and ensure appointment compliance.

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Scribe Services
There’s a reason why we’re the nation’s most frequently used scribe company: we offer professionally trained in-person and virtual medical scribes to meet the specific needs of our clients. We offer a variety of scribe programs, as well as technology and personnel solutions that address revenue cycle management, the transition to value-based care, and more through our HealthChannels family of companies.

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