Medical Scribe

Course Description

As an entry-level Medical Scribe,  you will accompany a physician into the exam room to update the patient’s electronic health record.  The primary job of a Medical Scribe is to increase the efficiency and the productivity of the physician they are shadowing. The Medical Scribe allows the doctor to focus on the patient, while the Scribe  focuses on creating  complete and accurate office notes.

As a Scribe you can expect to:

  • Record the details of a patient’s exam—clinical history, current complaints, diagnoses, procedures performed (either by the physician or other healthcare professionals)
  • Record medical orders given (including prescriptions and tests).
  • Document the physician’s conversations with family members or consultations with other healthcare providers.

Scribes may enter post-exam data into the EHR, including the results of X-rays, MRIs and other lab work so the physician has all of the necessary data to make treatment decisions.

NOTE: Scribes do not provide any patient care or offer any medical advice since they are not licensed medical professionals.

A Medical Scribe is essentially a personal assistant to the physician; performing documentation in the EHR, gathering information for the patient’s visit, and partnering with the physician to deliver the highest level of efficient patient care.

Course Calendar

Class begins August 5th and will meet on Thursdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm for 12 weeks.

Tuition, Fees and Program Requirements

Tuition for the Med Scribe program is $900.  Need-based scholarships are available to qualified Rappahannock County residents.  Residents of surrounding counties may be eligible for financial assistance from special funds. RappCE will work with each qualified applicant to identify resources for financial support.

Your tuition includes all classroom materials.  Non-refundable application fee – $25.  American Healthcare Documentation Professionals exam fee is $165.  Exam fees are not included as a part of your tuition.  A high school diploma or GED is required to take this course.

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Medical Scribe
Course Information
  • Course Id: MS
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Timings: 9:00am - 2:00pm

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