The General Medical Scribe Training course covers the fundamental knowledge needed to become a medical scribe. Our Emergency Medicine course is designed for students entering an emergency department. Our Family Medicine course covers a wide variety of clinical topics.

Medical Scribe Certificate

When you complete the course you will be awarded the Medical Scribe Training Course certificate of completion. An example certificate is shown below and will display your name, date of completion and unique certificate number. Each person completing the course is assigned a unique certificate number used for authentication.

Course Feedback

“Scribing was new to me so I purchased the course in preparation of starting a new role at the dermatology clinic where I work. I binged watched the course over the weekend in preparation for my first day of scribing. The practice lessons proved to be VERY helpful. I’m so glad I took this course!”



Medical Assistant

“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 an ER scribe.”



Student & Medical Scribe

General Medical Scribe Course Lessons

The course contains over 70 lessons and covers all aspects of the medical scribe profession including:

  • Medical charting
  • Medical scribing practice scenarios
  • Medical terminology
  • Scribe duties & scope of practice
  • Typical day of a scribe
  • Medical billing and coding
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Diagnostic tests and imaging
  • Legal and regulatory

Medical charting is the largest section of the course and contains practice scenarios allowing you to follow along with a medical scribe trainer as they fill out a visit note in real-time. You are given templates to practice and gain confidence in clinical documentation.

How to Start the General Course

General Medical Scribe Course
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Emergency Medicine Scribe Training Course

The in-depth Emergency Medicine covers emergency department specific topics including:

  • Professionalism in the ER
  • Common conditions and treatments
  • Testing and procedures
  • Medications
  • Terminology and abbreviations
  • Students practice charting Emergency Medicine clinical scenarios

The Emergency Medicine course is designed to build off the General Medical Scribe Training course and therefore these two courses are packaged together. The comprehensive General Medical Scribe Training course is taken first followed by the specialty Emergency Medicine Scribe course.

Purchase the Two Course Package

benefits of medical scribes for healthcare providers

General + Emergency Medicine Scribe Training Courses
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Family Medicine Scribe Training Course

The Family Medicine specialty course covers a wide range of clinical topics scribes are likely to encounter while working in a family practice clinic including:

  • Annual wellness visit
  • Neurological exam
  • Pregnancy Management
  • Common conditions and treatments including diabetes
  • Testing and procedures
  • Medications
  • Terminology and abbreviations
  • Students practice charting Family Medicine clinical scenarios

The Family Medicine course extends the knowledge of the General Medical Scribe Training course by focusing on the clinical situations you are most likely to see in a family practice clinic. These two courses are packaged together. The comprehensive General Medical Scribe Training course is taken first followed by the specialty Family Medicine Scribe course.

Purchase the Two Course Package

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General + Family Medicine Scribe Training Courses
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Course Contributors

Devon Pace, MD

Dr. Pace functioned as a medical scribe for 2 years prior to entering medical school in the emergency medicine and primary care settings. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is currently a general surgery resident and has experience using Cerner and Epic EMR systems.

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.

course contributor

Alice Rhoades, MPH

Ms. Rhoades has more than three years of clinical scribe experience working with physicians and training medical scribes. As a project leader for a medical scribe staffing company, she hired, on-boarded and trained new scribes in medical terminology, pathophysiology, and medical charts in the classroom and clinic. Alice traveled around the United States, establishing scribe services and developing training materials for scribes in emergency medicine as well as outpatient primary care, orthopedic surgery, urgent care and oncology. She managed scheduling, staffing and training of scribes across many clinics and created continuing education materials.

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.

Course Frequently Asked Questions

How does the two course package work?

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

Do I receive a certificate for completing the course?

Yes, after finishing the course and passing the final exam you will receive your certificate of completion. The course, exam and certification are all included for one price.

Why should I take this course?
  • Medical scribing is a great way to gain experience in a healthcare environment which can help with healthcare graduate school applications.
  • Healthcare scribe experience can lead to career advancement in the medical field or help with acceptance to medical school.
  • Medical schools and other health programs (e.g. nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy) look very favorably on applicants with clinical scribe experience.
How long can I take to complete the course?

You will have 90 days from the date of purchase to complete the course. Some people complete the course in several days while others take much more time fitting it in while studying for school or working.

I’m a medical assistant. Is this course right for me?

Yes, as a medical assistant you have some of the background knowledge and will progress quickly through a few lessons. However, the largest sections are devoted to medical scribing. The course emphasizes medical documentation and contains several practice scenarios. Lessons on scribe duties and responsibilities will also be beneficial.

How does this course compare to other programs?

Our online course is much more affordable compared to in-person programs offered at community colleges or technical schools. The course covers a wide range of topics in the depth and breadth needed for clinical scribes. This course prepares you for ER scribe positions in hospital emergency departments as well as other clinical settings including family practice, internal medicine, dermatology, outpatient clinics and many more.

How is the course administered?

This healthcare scribe course is 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.

Is there an application process? Who can take the course?

Anyone can take the course and there isn’t an application process. To register and begin the course click the Buy Now button on this page or click here. On that page you will register and pay for the course. Then you can begin the course and work at your own pace. The course is 100% online.

Is there an additional fee for the final exam or certificate?

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.