Allegany College adds medical scribe program

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Allegany College of Maryland will launch a medical scribe specialist certificate program for the fall 2019 semester.

The program will be offered through Allegany’s medical administrative assistant department, according to a news release from the college.

Medical scribes work in person and virtually with health care providers to accurately document patient visits and assist with basic patient care, the release states. Research suggests that when medical scribes are part of a healthcare team there is an overall increase in productivity, patient satisfaction and revenue.

The three-semester, 39-credit-hour program prepares students to work in all manner of health care settings, from physicians’ offices to emergency departments. The program requires 80 hours of clinical training to prepare students for real-world challenges.

Upon completion of coursework, students will be eligible to take the certified medical scribe specialist credentialing exam through the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists.