Dermatology Scribe Course

The Dermatology Scribe Course offers medical charting instruction and specialized lessons that review the hair, skin, and nails, along with symptoms, conditions, treatments, and procedures that are common in this specialty.

Dermatology Scribe Course Overview

100% Online

This online dermatology scribe course can be completed from a computer, laptop or smartphone. All materials are included

learn at your own pace

Videos, quizzes and dermatology clinical practice scenarios help test your knowledge. You can start at any time

Medical scribe certification

Become a certified Dermatology scribe to demonstrate your specialty-specific knowledge to employers or schools


Learn how to behave during sensitive situations you may experience while working in dermatology

Comprehensive Program

Our General and Dermatology scribe courses are bundled together for well-rounded learning

Practice in Real-time

Listen to a dermatologist interact with a patient and practice scribing, then review with a scribe trainer

Dermatology Scribe Course Description

This course will prepare you to work as a medical scribe in the specialty of Dermatology. You will learn about many presenting problems that affect the hair, skin, and nails – like accidental injuries, managing chronic conditions, procedures or surgery, and follow-up care. Learn how a dermatologist evaluates patients and how to document cases of abnormal skin lesions, rashes, chronic conditions, and skin cancers. After completing this course, you will know what is expected of you before your first day on the job. Video lessons are followed by quizzes to reinforce your learning.

This in-depth dermatology scribe course covers topics specific to this specialty including:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the hair, skin, and nails
  • Medical charting specific to dermatology
  • Common presenting symptoms and conditions
  • Screening, testing and treatment options
  • Elective and cosmetic procedures
  • Dermatology terminology and abbreviations
  • Specialty procedures, like Mohs surgery
  • Topical therapies and medications
  • Practice clinical scenarios
Dermatology Scribe Course

How will this course help me succeed?

Knowing what it takes to be a dermatology scribe and how to function in the clinical environment can prepare you to discuss these topics and more in career and professional school interviews. Our clinical scribe courses will help you build a solid foundation of knowledge in medical terminology, professionalism as a medical scribe and proper medical chart documentation.

How do I know if I’ll be good at scribing?

Scribing takes practice! Each lesson includes quiz questions and vocabulary terms to support your learning. Every course also features clinical practice scenarios, where you will listen to a doctor visit and fill out a medical chart in real-time. Then review with a scribe trainer.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals interested in becoming a dermatology scribe.
  • Employers who wish to streamline their training process.
  • Existing medical professionals, like dermatology medical assistants, who will add scribing to their duties.

Course Packages and Masterclass

Two course package: The Dermatology Scribe course is designed to build off of the General Medical Scribe Training course, so these courses are packaged together. With this course bundle, you will receive two complete scribe courses and two certificates for one low enrollment fee!

Three course package: Patients with a pressing dermatological concern or injury may seek treatment at an urgent care. The Urgent Care course is added to the two course package for extensive training across clinical environments.

Four course package: There are many clinical situations in which a dermatologist serves as a primary care provider. Therefore, our Family Medicine Scribe course is added to the three course package to prepare students for the wide variety of visits in dermatology. This package prepares you for more clinical situations with exposure to additional conditions and extra clinical scenarios.

Dermatology Scribe Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Dermatology Clinical Settings
  • Lesson 2: Dermatology Clinical Care Team
  • Lesson 3: Dermatology Clinic Flow
  • Lesson 4: Dermatology Subspecialties
  • Lesson 5: Dermatology Scribe Role

  • Lesson 1: Body Position
  • Lesson 2: Integumentary System Review
  • Lesson 3: Introduction to Genetics
  • Lesson 4: Dermatology Medications
  • Lesson 1: Disorders of Pigmentation 1
  • Lesson 2: Disorders of Pigmentation 2
  • Lesson 3: Pigmented & Non-Pigmented Lesions
  • Lesson 4: Diagnosis of Skin Lesions
  • Lesson 5: Cysts & Nodules
  • Lesson 6: Warts & Similar Conditions
  • Lesson 7: Rashes

  • Lesson 1: Injuries and Scars
  • Lesson 2: Acne
  • Lesson 3: Rosacea
  • Lesson 4: Eczema
  • Lesson 5: Psoriasis
  • Lesson 6: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Lesson 7: Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Lesson 8: Fungal Infections: Part 1
  • Lesson 9: Fungal Infections: Part 2
  • Lesson 10: Sexually Transmitted Infections 1
  • Lesson 11: Sexually Transmitted Infections 2
  • Lesson 12: Skin Cancer
  • Lesson 13: Mohs Surgery
  • Lesson 14: Cosmetic Concerns

  • Lesson 1: Hair Growth
  • Lesson 2: Alopecia: Part 1
  • Lesson 3: Alopecia: Part 2

  • Lesson 1: Dermatology Documentation
  • Lesson 2: Documenting Chronic Conditions
  • Lesson 3: Dermatology Subjective Practice
  • Lesson 4: Dermatology Exams and Tests
  • Lesson 5: Dermatology Physical Exam
  • Lesson 6: Dermatology Objective Practice
  • Lesson 7: Dermatology Procedures
  • Lesson 8: Dermatology Assessment & Plan
  • Lesson 9: Dermatology A & P Practice

  • Scenario 1: Routine Skin Exam*
  • Scenario 2: Rash*
  • Scenario 3: Acne*

*Students practice scribing in real time with pre-recorded physician-patient encounters. Then, step-by-step review teaches students how to complete a medical chart.

  • Lesson 1: Dermatology Scribe Certification Exam
  • Lesson 2: Dermatology Scribe Certificate

Dermatology Scribe Course Review


“Taking this course is one the best decisions I’ve made. I’m applying to medical school and want to show I have clinical experience. As I was looking for scribe positions I came across this website and decided to take the course. Thanks to this course, I was well prepared for my interviews and recently started as a Dermatology scribe.”

Dermatology Scribe Certification

A certificate is awarded for each course completed. You will be awarded a General Medicine Scribe certificate and a Dermatology Scribe certificate.

Each of our certificates comes with a unique identification number. You can provide this certificate to future employers or graduate schools and they can contact us to verify the authenticity of the certificate and your completion of the courses. The certificate is good for all states.

Dermatology Scribe Course Contributors

Devon Pace, MD

Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Pace functioned as a medical scribe for two years in the emergency medicine and primary care settings. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Pace is currently a general surgery resident and pediatric surgery research fellow.

Maria Lopez, MD

Dr. Lopez worked more than two years as an emergency department virtual scribe for a large medical staffing company where she advanced to medical scribe supervisor and trainer. Building on this experience she then worked for one of the largest medical scribe companies as chief of telescribes, where she successfully trained medical scribes on electronic health record systems such as Meditech, MedHost and Cerner. Dr. Lopez’s experience provides broad insight on best practices and effective teaching strategies when delivering medical scribe services and training online.

Bryce Mooney, PhD

Dr. Mooney is managing director at Medical Scribes Training Institute. He has made a career of combining healthcare, technology and marketing. Recently, he served as chief technology officer for the largest online medical 3D printing community. He has performed market research for some of the largest pharma and medical device companies and worked at Accenture, Microsoft and in various technology roles.

Britt Picuri, MS

Britt has a master’s degree in biomedical sciences and about 2 years of experience as a medical scribe in various settings, including the emergency department and urgent care clinics. She has experience working with both adult and pediatric populations. Her time as a medical scribe prepared her to take on additional roles in healthcare including work as a clinical research coordinator, medical writer, and pharmaceutical chemist. These experiences have given her a unique perspective on how to effectively integrate the fundamental knowledge of both pathophysiology and medical documentation to prepare students for their position as a medical scribe. 


Dermatology Scribe Course Options

Dermatology + General Scribe Courses

2 Course Package

Dermatology General Scribe Courses

Package Includes:

  • General Scribe Course
  • Dermatology Scribe Course
  • General & Dermatology practice scenarios
  • Video lessons with quizzes
  • Two scribe certificates
  • 6 months of course access

Save 50%: $1199


Dermatology + Urgent Care + Family Medicine + General

4 Course Package

Dermatology Scribe Courses

Package Includes:

  • General Scribe Course
  • Dermatology Scribe Course
  • Urgent Care Scribe Course
  • Family Medicine Scribe Course
  • 9 clinical practice scenarios
  • Four scribe certificates
  • 6 months of course access

Save 50%: $1599


Dermatology + Urgent Care + General

3 Course Package

Dermatology UC General Scribe Courses

Package Includes:

  • General Scribe Course
  • Dermatology Scribe Course
  • Urgent Care Scribe Course
  • General, Dermatology, Urgent Care scenarios
  • Three scribe certificates
  • 6 months of course access

Save 50%: $1399


Frequently Asked Questions

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All of our medical scribe courses are completely online and can be taken on a computer, laptop or smartphone. Instruction is provided through videos along with quizzes and additional study materials. You can take the course according to your schedule from anywhere with an internet connection.

Anyone can take the course and there isn’t an application process. To register and begin the course, click one of the “Buy Now” buttons on this page. After you register and pay for the course, you can begin the course and work at your own pace. The course is 100% online.

No, there are no additional fees. You pay for the course one time and take the final exam after completing the lessons and quizzes. After passing the final exam, you will be awarded your certificate without any additional fees.

You will have 6 months from the date of purchase to complete the courses. Some people finish the courses within several days. Others take much more time and complete the course while studying for school or working.

When purchasing the General + Dermatology package you are automatically enrolled in both courses. You will take the General course first and then the Dermatology Scribe course. Upon completion, you will receive two course certificates.

Many patients will experience a problem or injury with the skin, hair, or nails and will seek treatment at a facility like an urgent care. Therefore, the Urgent Care course provides good exposure to clinical situations you will likely see as a dermatology scribe. Many times a dermatologist will treat common ailments that present as skin problems. Therefore, we have added our Family Medicine Scribe course for comprehensive training through our four course package.