Medical Scribe MS.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 18 - 19 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health

What is "Medical Scribe"?

Medical Scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a physician. They serve as part of the health care team, whose primary goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the physician. A Medical Scribe's position is highly dependent on the physician, physician group, and setting/hospital in which the scribe is employed. In addition, this certificate will prepare the student to become a *Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA).

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills in medical documentation.
  • Utilize the basic concepts of medical billing and coding as they relate to the medical scribe.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of a medical scribe and the basic knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry.
  • Demonstrate professionalism including knowledge of cultural competence, self care and communication skills including basic computer literacy.

Career Opportunities

Medical Scribes are employed in a variety of healthcare facilities, including physician offices, clinics, and hospitals.

Additional Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1102 Basic Healthcare Practices & Medical Scribe 3
ALH 2201 Survey of Drug Therapy 2
BIO 1107 OR BIO 1121 OR BIO 1141 3 - 4
COM 2206 OR COM 2211 OR COM 2225 3
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
HIM 1160 Medical Office Coding Concepts 1
HIM 1204 Medicolegal & Ethics in Healthcare Records 2
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Program Accreditation Information

None at this time.

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