Medical Scribe Specialist (Cert.)
The medical scribe specialist certificate degree is a new one-year program designed to prepare you for entry-level employment as a Medical Scribe in a variety of clinical settings. You will receive education in the theory and skills required to be comfortable and competent working as a medical scribe in any healthcare setting.
Program coursework will develop your knowledge through courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, professionalism, medical law and ethics and a number of other healthcare courses. Students are also required to complete a medical scribe practicum of 80 hours in one of the many health care facilities in the Fairbanks area.
Medical Scribe (O.E.)
The medical scribe occupational endorsement will prepare students to perform data input related to patient health care records for licensed healthcare providers in a wide variety of medical settings. Students will be equipped with skills that maximize the efficiency and productivity of clinical care, enabling real-time clinical documentation and workflow efficiencies for their employers. Students will learn skills to maintain comprehensive and accurate electronic health records. They will be prepared to take the necessary certification exam for the Medical Scribe Certification and Aptitude Test (MSCAT) to acquire the Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS), a certification recognized by the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists.
Medical Scribes work alongside a provider documenting, in real time, patient information into an electronic health record. During the patient visit, medical scribes record the patient-provider encounter as the provider assesses, diagnoses, renders treatment(s), provides care and determines follow-up. Medical scribes are documentation specialists and work most closely with a provider; however, they are active participants of an effective healthcare team.
This program includes both classroom learning and hands-on experience to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education, along with a practicum experience in a healthcare clinic.
Program faculty work closely with their students to match their career goals to education pathways. Students can start with occupational endorsements, move to certificate degrees to A.A.S. and on.
Pre-requisites for the program include:
- A high school diploma or GED.
- Placement into HTLH F116 and WRTG F110.
- Documentation of immunizations and background checks.
- Student must be at least 18 years old by the first day of the semester.
- Complete the UAF application process.
Please contact the Allied Health Department with questions.
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