Medical Scribe Program Overview
As the use of electronic health records (EHR) becomes more widespread in the healthcare industry, the need for Medical Scribes continues to grow. This quickly-emerging profession allows the scribe to work directly with physicians to accurately document all aspects of the patient visit.
This hybrid course will cover the roles and functions of a scribe, as well as medical terminology, coding, use of an EHR, and various progress note formats. Upon completion, students will be prepared to sit for the Apprentice Medical Scribe Professionals (AMSP) Certification exam. Due to the nature of the course and this profession, a typing speed of 35 wpm is strongly encouraged and computer and internet access are required! This class will primarily be taught through remote delivery with the exception of 3 classes. Be prepared to spend several hours outside of the classroom (online) each week throughout the course. Check out more details in the online student handbook and register today!
Healthcare Need to Know (HNTK)
If you are considering the Medical Scribe Career Training Program, you will want to see our available handbook and frequently asked questions (FAQs) pages below to help you prepare for an upcoming course.
What funding options are available?
The medical scribe program is a FastForward program and is also eligible for the G3 scholarship. Eligible residents who have been living in Virginia for at least one year may qualify for FastForward and pay only one-third of the cost of tuition. Since this is also a G3 program, you may be eligible for last-dollar funding, bringing your total tuition to $0. Please review the G3 information page, which outlines income qualifications and if you think you qualify or if you have any questions, please contact our operations team at 540-868-7021 to get registered.
Additional financial assistance, grant funding, and Sallie Mae loans are available here for eligible students.