Family Medicine Scribe Course

This family medicine scribe course provides specialized lessons that discuss primary care including common symptoms, testing options, diagnoses and preventative medicine

Family Medicine Scribe Course Overview

100% Online

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

Learn at your own pace

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

Medical Scribe Certification

Become a certified Family Medicine scribe to demonstrate your scribing knowledge to employers or schools


Learn how to behave during sensitive situations you may encounter in the clinical setting

Comprehensive program

Our General and Family Medicine courses are bundled together to provide comprehensive training

Practice in Real-time

Listen to physician-patient encounters and practice scribing, then review with a scribe trainer

Family Medicine Scribe Course Description

This course will prepare you to work as a medical scribe in the primary care setting. As a family medicine scribe, you will encounter cases of acute illness and appointments based on wellness or preventative care. 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. You can purchase additional courses to enhance your knowledge in a certain specialty.

Family Medicine Course Doctor

How will this course help me succeed?

Knowing what it takes to be a medical 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 scribing courses will help you build a solid foundation of knowledge in medical terminology, scribe professionalism 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.

This in-depth course covers topics that are specific to family medicine including:

  • Preventative care and annual wellness visits
  • Common presenting symptoms and conditions
  • Monitoring chronic conditions over time
  • Screening, testing and treatment options
  • Short and long-term medications
  • Terminology and abbreviations
  • Practice clinical scenarios

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals interested in becoming a family medicine scribe
  • Employers who wish to streamline their training process
  • Existing medical professionals (e.g. medical assistants) who will add scribing to their duties

Course Packages and Masterclass

Two course package: The Family Medicine course is designed to enhance your learning from the General Medical Scribe course, so these two courses are packaged together. With this bundle, you will receive two complete training courses and two certificates for one low enrollment fee!

Three course package: Our Urgent Care course is added to the two course package to prepare you to work in a variety of outpatient clinical settings.

Masterclass: The Family Medicine course is also included in the Outpatient Clinic Masterclass. This features the General Medical Scribe Course and three specialty courses – Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Urgent Care – so you can learn how patients are evaluated and treated from start to finish in different clinical settings. You’ll get more hours of video instruction and additional practice scenarios. Upon completion, you’ll receive four certificates! Plus help finding a job.

Help with Your Job Search

Students enrolled in our Outpatient Clinic Masterclass receive job search assistance. We have partnerships with large healthcare organizations, clinics, and companies looking to hire medical scribes for remote and in-person positions. These job opportunities span a wide range of specialties and clinical environments – emergency medicine, family medicine, urgent care, OB/GYN, and more!

Hiring managers look forward to receiving applications from our top students. Students taking these courses build a solid foundation in medical scribe terminology and practice that puts them ahead of other applicants. The Outpatient Masterclass Package will make you an exceptional candidate for scribe positions across a variety of specialties!

Family Medicine Scribe Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Family Medicine Physician Responsibilities
  • Lesson 2: Family Medicine Subspecialties
  • Lesson 3: Family Medicine Team
  • Lesson 4: Preventative Medicine
  • Lesson 5: Annual Wellness Visit
  • Lesson 6: Social Determinants of Health
  • Lesson 1: Family Medicine Terminology
  • Lesson 1: Family Medicine Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Lesson 2: Family Medicine Respiratory Conditions
  • Lesson 3: Family Medicine Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Lesson 4: Neurological Exam
  • Lesson 5: Family Medicine Neurological Conditions
  • Lesson 6: Family Medicine Psychiatric Conditions
  • Lesson 7: Cognitive Testing
  • Lesson 8: Type 2 Diabetes Management
  • Lesson 9: Family Medicine Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Lesson 10: Family Medicine Urinary Conditions
  • Lesson 11: Female Reproductive Terminology
  • Lesson 12: Family Medicine Pregnancy Management
  • Lesson 13: Family Medicine Female Reproductive Conditions
  • Lesson 14: Family Medicine Male Reproductive Conditions
  • Lesson 15: Family Medicine Lymphatic System Conditions
  • Lesson 16: Family Medicine Integumentary Conditions
  • Lesson 17: Family Medicine Hematology Conditions
  • Lesson 18: Infections: Part I
  • Lesson 19: Infections: Part II
  • Lesson 20: Infections: Part III
  • Lesson 1: Diabetes Medications
  • Lesson 2: Blood Pressure Medications
  • Lesson 3: Family Medicine Common Medications
  • Lesson 1: Clinical Scenario – Infectious Disease*
  • Lesson 2: Clinical Scenario – Initial Prenatal Visit*
  • Lesson 3: Clinical Scenario – Diabetes Management*

*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.

  • Family Medicine Scribe Certification Exam
  • Family Medicine Scribe Certificate

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Medical Scribe Certification

A certificate is awarded for each course completed. You will be awarded a General Medicine Scribe certificate and a Family Medicine 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 course. The certificate is good for all states.

Family Medicine 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.

Caehla McGeady, MS

Caehla is a 4th year medical student with plans to become a Family Medicine physician. Prior to medical school, Caehla worked in a variety of healthcare positions including medical scribe and certified nursing assistant. Caehla has worked in two free clinics, the NICU, a nursing home and in several other diverse healthcare settings. All told, she have over 2,000 hours of clinical experience. Caehla holds a Masters of Science in Biomedicine from Georgetown and a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience from William and Mary.

Family Medicine Scribe Course Options

Family Medicine + General Medical Scribe Courses

2 Course Package

Family Medicine Course Pricing

Package Includes:

  • Family Medicine Scribe Course
  • General Medical Scribe Course
  • FM practice scenarios
  • Video lessons with quizzes
  • 4 practice scenarios
  • 2 scribe certificates
  • 6 months of course access

Save 50%: $1199


Urgent Care + Family Medicine + General

3 Course Package

Urgent Care Family Medicine General Medical Scribe Courses Price

Package Includes:

  • Family Medicine Scribe Course
  • Urgent Care Scribe Course
  • General Scribe Course
  • Urgent Care, Family Medicine scenarios
  • 7 practice scenarios
  • 3 scribe certificates
  • 6 months of course access

Save 50%: $1399


Outpatient Clinic Masterclass

4 Course Package

Outpatient Clinic Masterclass

Package Includes:

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Family Medicine Scribe Course
  • Urgent Care Scribe Course
  • Emergency Medicine Scribe Course
  • General Scribe Course
  • 10 practice scenarios
  • 4 scribe certificates
  • 6 months of course access

Save 50%: $1599


Frequently Asked Questions

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

There is a lot of overlap between family medicine and urgent care clinics in terms of the type of conditions you will see. Patients will often see their family practitioner for situations that can also be treated at an urgent care clinic.

When purchasing the Masterclass, you are automatically enrolled in the General course and three specialty courses – Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Urgent Care. You’ll get lots of real-time scribing practice with specialized lessons and clinical scenarios. Upon completion, you will receive four course certificates!

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.

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 once 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.