Interested in a Medical Career?
Become a Scribe!
If you’re planning to go to medical school and want your resume to truly stand out, becoming a scribe can give you a real edge. You’ll earn income as you learn the ins and outs of what it takes to succeed in an ER, a hospital or a physician’s office.

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.

Scribes are integral members of the healthcare team, providing real-time charting for providers and performing a variety of helpful tasks throughout their shifts, including handling phone calls, retrieving lab reports and managing other duties as needed to improve physician efficiency.
Being a scribe provides a wonderful opportunity to get exposure to the world of medicine. You may:

  • 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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