Medical Scribe Certificate (C45400 C1)
The Medical Scribe Certificate prepares students to work with physicians and other medical practitioners to support documentation in the electronic health record. A medical scribe works in a healthcare facility, helping to improve accuracy and efficiency in the recording of a patients' medical history.
They do this through documenting the physician-patient interaction, taking notes during patient interviews, entering information into the Electronic Medical Record, and writing notes that the physician has dictated. The goal is to ensure that the doctor can focus on the treatment of the patient, rather than on clerical work.
Students who complete this program may be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Scribe Professional (CMSP) credential through the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG).
This certificate program is only available to graduates who have at least a diploma in medical assisting OR students that are currently enrolled in their last semester of a medical assisting diploma program.
|Course||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Clinical Hours||Credits|
|MED 121 - Medical Terminology I||3.00||3.00|
|MED 122 - Medical Terminology II||3.00||3.00|
|MED 134 - Medical Transcription||2.00||2.00||3.00|
|MED 183 - Electronic Medical Records I||3.00||2.00||3.00||5.00|
*MED 121 is a pre-requisite to MED 122. These classes can be fast tracked in the summer.
*CIS 110 OR CIS 111 OR OST 131 OR is a co-requisite to MED 183 and can be taken prior to or at the same time offered as the Medical Scribe Certificate program.
Important Information Regarding Certification
Individuals who take and pass the Medical Scribe Certification Exam (MSCE) who have less than 200 hours of direct medical scribe experience can earn the credential Apprentice Medical Scribe (AMSP).
Individuals who take and pass the MSCE who have 200 hours of direct medical scribe experience earn the Certified Medical Scribe Professional (CMSP) credential.
An Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP) candidate who eventually acquires 200 hours of direct medical scribe experience and request an update to the Certified Medical Scribe Professional (CMSP) credential via our website, upon verification by their supervisor.
Contact for questions:
Amber S. Powers, CMA (AAMA) AAS