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Medical Scribe Specialist

Engage Your Future: Work with healthcare providers to enhance patient care
The use of electronic health records in patient care has given rise to this new and exciting career! Medical scribes assist healthcare providers by completing documentation in the electronic health record during patient visits so that the healthcare provider can focus on the patient. They also gather test results, referrals, and assist with basic patient care. A medical scribe may also find information and complete forms needed for patient care. They become a personal assistant to the healthcare provider!
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Program Director
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Location: TECHNOLOGY (T) 124
What will you learn?
  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Electronic health records
  • Clinical documentation
  • Legal guidelines
  • Billing, coding and reimbursement fundamentals
  • Quality improvement outcomes in healthcare
  • Workflow in a variety of healthcare settings
What will you do?
  • Serve as part of the health care team, whose primary goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the physician.
  • Document accurate and detailed information for patient visits.
  • Gather test results and help with basic patient care.
  • Work in all areas of healthcare, such as hospitals, ambulatory settings, and in special areas.

Program Details
In this certificate program, you will acquire skills that allow you to assist the practitioner from start to finish in different medical settings.

You will learn the workflow in medical offices, hospitals, and emergency rooms, how to use the electronic health record to document the patient visit, and the fundamentals of the medical decision making process.

You will learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, legal guidelines, principles of billing, coding and reimbursement, and quality improvement outcomes in healthcare. To enhance your learning, you will have an 80-hour practicum experience that will enable you to apply your classroom learning in a health care setting

Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the certified medical scribe credentialing exam through the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists.

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of Medical Scribe.

Lisa Rocks 
Professor and Program Director

301-784-5318
Technology 124

A.A.S., Columbus Technical Institute
B.S., Western Michigan University
M.Ed., Frostburg State University
Graduate Study at West Virginia University

Cindy Zumbrun 
Practicum Coordinator and Associate Professor

301-784-5318
Technology 126

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., M.Ed., Frostburg State University

Nicole Andreach 
Administrative Associate

301-784-5318 
Technology 125

AAS Allegany College of Maryland
BMDS, West Virginia University

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