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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 1,920
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Medical Scribe - Advanced Standing

Sioux City Campus, Online

Program Description

Offered Completely Online

The Medical Scribe - Advanced Standing certificate will allow students with a previous degree in Nursing, Paramedic, or Medical Assisting to gain additional knowledge to serve as a medical scribe. Medical scribes are trained in medical documentation and assist a medical provider throughout his/her day. They serve as a personal assistant to the provider to help make them more efficient and productive. The primary function of a medical scribe is the creation and maintenance of the patient’s medical record. The scribe will document the patient’s history, the provider’s interaction with the patient, the procedures performed, the results of laboratory tests, and other important information. Using scribes allow the provider to focus entirely on the patient. Scribes can also function as patient chaperones during physical examinations. This protects the provider from litigation. Scribes can easily retrieve or research needed information from the patient’s medical record saving the provider time in searching for needed information. Scribes can also participate in patient education, retrieving needed supplies/equipment during the visit. Using scribes can also save time by completing the medical record entry while the provider is in the room and not having to wait for dictation to be completed. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above in all program requirements. 


Carmen Monk, BS, CMA (AAMA) Ext. 1487 Room A104 carmen.monk@witcc.edu
Teri Peterson MSN, RN Associate Dean of Health Sciences, Ext 1421 Room L309 teri.peterson@witcc.edu

Required Classes

HIT 136 Scribe Fundamentals I 3
MAP 134 Medical Transcription I 3
HIT 236 Scribe Fundamentals II 4


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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu