What does a medical scribe do?
A scribe enters data into the medical record, which allows the physician to focus solely on the patient’s examination and treatment plan. Because the electronic health record is becoming the norm in healthcare and because an aging population has created an influx of new patients resulting in increased office visits, there is a high demand for workers trained as medical scribes.
Who should take this program?
This program is for an individual who is just starting out, transitioning into a different field, or seeking to use their healthcare background in a new way. A medical scribe should enjoy working with patients and medical staff in a fast-paced environment. Anyone interested in this profession should be alert and attentive to details, have good communication skills, and be dependable.
How do I access the program?
This program is entirely online and can be accessed on any computer.
How long do I have access to the training?
The program is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six months to complete this program. The “close date” will be determined at the time of registration. Once the course closes, you will no longer have access. If you do not finish the course before it closes, you may repurchase the course.
Can I get an extension to complete the program?
No. However, six months should be plenty of time to complete the program. Most students should be able to complete the program much sooner.
How long does it take to complete the training?
The time you spend in the program will depend on the amount of hours you can devote to it each day and how well you comprehend the material.
It’s very possible to complete the program in as little as 30 days, but you actually have access to the contents for six months.
The longest time commitment will be learning medical terminology. However, the textbook we include provides you with accelerated training.
Complete all of the review exercises in the chapters because repetition is important to learning terminology.
Also, when reading the chapters, your emphasis should be on learning the word parts (word roots, suffixes, and prefixes). This is the easiest and fastest way to build a medical vocabulary.
Is there a certificate upon completion of the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Training from Online Career Training, LLC.
Are there any prerequisites?
In order to sit for national certification exams, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Therefore, it is recommended you have this before enrolling for this program.
What is the grading policy?
To receive a Certificate of Training, students must successfully complete the program within the allotted time and obtain a minimum of 70% on the comprehensive online final exam. Students are allowed one attempt to take the final exam. A proctor is not required, and there is no time limit for completing the exam.
Are any textbooks required?
All textbooks are provided. Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 7th Edition Author: Davi-Ellen Chabner
Is someone available to help me with the lessons?
An experienced facilitator is available by email to help you understand any of the program’s content.