Become a Scribe!
What does a scribe do?
A medical scribe accompanies a doctor or other health practitioner to patient visits and documents those visits in real time so the physician can focus on their conversation with, and examination of, the patient. Scribes record the patient’s history and physical exam findings, lab and radiology results, procedures, diagnoses, etc.
At a time when electronic health records (EHR) are required in every practice and hospital in the United States, doctors need strong, reliable scribes to accurately and completely capture and code each patient encounter.
- Gain first-hand experience working in a clinical setting
- Learn more about various medical professions by working alongside doctors, PAs, NPs, nurses, etc.
- Observe the medical decision-making process at various stages in the process
- Review radiology studies, EKGs and laboratory results with a provider
- Witness procedures such as injections, central lines and intubations
- Build your resume and make it stand out with real-world experience
iScribeMD provides comprehensive training that includes classroom instruction, self-study and bedside training.
Pay varies based on your geographic location.
- Minimum of a high school diploma; college students interested in healthcare preferred
- Keyboard/typing proficiency (40 WPM or higher)
- Ability to learn and apply basic medical terminologies and techniques
- Ability to recognize and respect delicate and confidential patient information
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Project management skills
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already feel more prepared than the majority of students
here, thanks to my experiences with iScribeMD. I am the
only student in my small group who does not start
sweating at the thought of seeing a patient or
taking an HPI.
experience. I cannot think of another job that would have
better prepared me for a career in medicine, as I had the
opportunity to observe physicians practicing and
interacting with their patients daily. I would recommend
this job to anyone interested in a career in medicine.
The experience is unbelievable. I know I will be a better
nurse in the near future because I was a Scribe. I was
able to see patient care from all angles and was
constantly improving my critical thinking skills.
Working for iScribe has been a great experience. The
people I have met and the experiences I have had
confirmed that medicine in the correct career for me. I
have no doubt that the skills I have developed working
as a scribe will help me be a better clinician in my
for the experience and knowledge I’ve obtained while
working as an ED scribe. #ScribeSoHard
me in medical school, I did not realize how many
different areas it would help me with and how early
in my medical career I would notice the effects.
Every day thus far there has been a topic discussed
in one of my lectures, labs, or clinical experiences
that I had learned or seen previously
in the ER. Amazing!
working with iScribeMD in the ED reinvigorated my
desire to pursue the medical field. The firsthand
experience of being a scribe will surely benefit me
in the long run.