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How to Become a Medical Scribe

Interested in learning how to become a medical scribe? Answer these questions, then see why it might be the right path for you!

  • Are you interested in working in the medical field?
  • Are you motivated, a fast typist, and a quick learner?
  • Do you need shadowing and/or hands-on experience in or around physicians in the clinical setting?
  • Are you currently pursuing a pre-med degree and want real-world experience in the medical field while working for a company that works around your school schedule?


If you said YES to any or all of the above, becoming a Medical Scribe is the right career path for you here at Scrivas! If you don’t believe me, believe a Medical Scribe doing this job at Scrivas currently:


I came into this company (Scrivas) as a full-time student at FIU, and they were very accommodating to my schedule. The management team is personal and really cares about their employees. I have had the pleasure of working with this company for two years and have been able to rotate around different specialties, making connections in the healthcare field and learning about medicine. I recommend this company to any student trying to pursue a career in the Pre-Med, Pre-PA, and Pre-Nursing.”

-Leslie Llambias – Ambulatory Care Scribe


How to Become a Medical Scribe with Scrivas

To apply for a Medical Scribe position at Scrivas, the first thing to do is apply online here after obtaining a medical terminology certificate or completing a medical terminology course. To complete the application process, applicants must undergo a typing test, background check, drug screen, and a two-part interview. If you receive an offer, you will go through a detailed didactic through Scrivas University, which will focus on training you to know how and what to chart during patient encounters in the electronic health record (EHR).


After graduating from Scrivas University, you will shadow on-site with a certified Scrivas Trainer, with daily shift goals and feedback. Once you’ve passed your final evaluation, you will be a full-fledged Scrivas Medical Scribe and be able to work one-on-one with board-certified physicians in places like fast-paced emergency rooms, urgent care facilities, hospitals, and medical offices!


Scrivas Medical Scribes achieve thousands of hours of clinical experience that exceed school application requirements, and by removing their burden of record keeping on the EHR, you will enable physicians to focus on patient care which is the most rewarding part of the job!


“You will be placed in one of the countless sites that are in agreement with Scrivas and will be paired with clinicians who are passionate about their work. As you work alongside them, you will learn: HOW they work, think, and interact with their patients. After having so much exposure to cases within your provider’s specialty, you will begin to think like them when reading an incoming patient’s chart.”
“I had the pleasure of working at Baptist Health South Florida’s Miami Cancer Institute as a scribe in the Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology departments as well as a primary screener during the COVID-19 pandemic. In my time there, I met many amazing people: Physicians, ARNPs, PAs, RNs, MAs, etc. They will all teach you something. If you put yourself out there, the opportunities are endless! You never know who you’ll run into.”

-Jerry Camacho – Oncology and Radiation Oncology Scribe