"Scribing is the ultimate
clinical experience that you
can get before medical school."
Your healthcare journey starts here.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.
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:
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:
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.
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 HIPPA compliance is essential to your role.
Skills that will help you succeed
A passion for medicine.
Computer skills - this is a must and will accelerate training, as most hospitals are transofrming to complete electronic charting.
Cultivated sophomores can benefit throughout college. Taking time off before Medical, PA or NP school is favored, and the opportunity is highly beneficial to the applicant.
For more times, read "The Scribing Scripture," a first-hand medical scribe account from our scribe alumni, Manali Patel and Evanie Anglade.
Essential Soft Skills
Completeness and thoroughness
Jump start your healthcare journeyHere's your chance to launch your healthcare journey. We will notify you about positions available in your region as they arise.