Orthopedic Scribe Course

The Orthopedic Scribe Course provides medical charting instruction and lessons focused on the musculoskeletal system, along with common symptoms, conditions, treatments, and procedures you will document as an orthopedic scribe.

Orthopedic Scribe Course Overview

100% Online

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

learn at your own pace

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

Medical scribe certification

Become a certified Orthopedic scribe to demonstrate your knowledge in this specialty to employers or schools


Learn how to behave during sensitive clinical situations you may encounter working in the field of orthopaedics

Comprehensive Program

Our Orthopedics course is bundled with our General scribe and Urgent Care scribe courses for well-rounded learning

Practice in Real-time

Listen to an orthopedist interact with a patient and practice scribing in real-time, then review with a scribe trainer

Orthopedic Scribe Course Program Description

This course will prepare you to work as a medical scribe in the specialty of Orthopedics. You will learn about many types of orthopedic concerns like accidental injuries, managing chronic conditions, procedures or surgery, and follow-up 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 also purchase additional practice scenarios for more real-time scribing practice.

This in-depth scribe course covers topics that are specific to the specialty of Orthopedics, including:

  • Focused anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system
  • Common orthopedic symptoms and conditions
  • Screening, testing and treatment options
  • Orthopedic procedures and surgeries
  • Orthopedic medications
  • Orthopedic terminology and abbreviations
  • Practice orthopedic scenarios

How will this ortho course help me succeed?

Knowing what it takes to be an orthopedic scribe and how to function in the orthopedic clinic can prepare you to discuss these topics and more in career and professional school interviews. Our training 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 orthopedic scribing?

Orthopaedic 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 scribe in the specialty of orthopedics.
  • Employers who wish to streamline their orthopedic scribe training process.
  • Existing medical professionals, like orthopedic medical assistants, who will add scribing to their duties.

Course Packages and Extra Practice

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

Three course package: Patients with varying orthopedic concerns often seek treatment at an urgent care. The Urgent Care Scribe course is added to the two course package for more comprehensive training.

Extra scribing practice: A third package is available with 5 additional practice scenarios for a total of 9 scenarios. The scenarios come from a variety of clinical situations, preparing students for the different types of visits in orthopedics. This a great opportunity to practice medical charting and increase your typing speed.

Orthopedic Scribe Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Orthopedics
  • Lesson 2: Orthopedic Clinical Team
  • Lesson 1: Spine & Related Structures
  • Lesson 2: Hand & Wrist 1
  • Lesson 3: Hand & Wrist 2
  • Lesson 4: Elbow
  • Lesson 5: Shoulder
  • Lesson 6: Hip & Pelvis
  • Lesson 7: Knee
  • Lesson 8: Foot & Ankle 1
  • Lesson 9: Foot & Ankle 2
  • Lesson 1: Back Pain
  • Lesson 2: Hip Injuries
  • Lesson 3: Hip Disorders
  • Lesson 4: Overview of Fractures
  • Lesson 5: Treatment of Fractures
  • Lesson 6: Arthritis
  • Lesson 7: Acute Conditions and Trauma

  • Lesson 1: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lesson 2: Tendonitis
  • Lesson 3: Stenosing Tenosynovitis
  • Lesson 4: De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Lesson 5: Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Lesson 6: Wrist Fractures
  • Lesson 7: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lesson 8: Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Lesson 1: Common Knee Conditions
  • Lesson 2: Plantar Fasciitis
  • Lesson 3: Ankle Sprains
  • Lesson 1: Orthopedic Terminology
  • Lesson 2: Orthopedic Medications
  • Lesson 1: Exams & Tests: Upper Extremity
  • Lesson 2: Exams & Tests: Lower Extremity
  • Lesson 3: Orthopedic Procedures
  • Lesson 4: Orthopedic Surgical Procedures 1
  • Lesson 5: Orthopedic Surgical Procedures 2
  • Lesson 6: Documenting Procedures
  • Lesson 7: Immobilization Techniques
  • Lesson 1: Orthopedic Documentation
  • Lesson 2: Orthopedic Subjective Practice
  • Lesson 3: Orthopedic Physical Exam
  • Lesson 4: Orthopedic Objective Practice
  • Lesson 5: Orthopedic Medical Decision Making
  • Lesson 6: Orthopedic Assessment & Plan Practice
  • Lesson 7: Follow-Up Visits
  • Scenario 1: Left Femur Fracture, Follow-Up Visit*
  • Scenario 2: Neck Pain*
  • Scenario 3: Knee Injury*

*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.

  • Orthopedic Scribe Certification Exam
  • Orthopedic Scribe Certificate

Orthopaedic Scribe Program Review

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“I wasn’t sure what to expect on my first day of scribing. Thankfully, I found Medical Scribes Training Institute and started my first day feeling well prepared. I had a wonderful time taking these courses.”

Orthopedic Scribe Certification

A certificate is awarded for each course completed. You will be awarded a General Medical Scribe certificate and an Orthopedic 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.

Orthopaedic 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 Ancestry.com in various technology roles.

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.

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. 

Orthopedic Scribe Course Options

Orthopedic + General Medical Scribe Courses

2 Course Package

Orthopedic and General Scribe Courses

Package Includes:

  • General Scribe Course
  • Orthopedic Scribe Course
  • 1 General and 3 Orthopedic scenarios
  • Video lessons with quizzes
  • Two scribe certificates
  • 6 months of course access

Save 50%: $1199


Orthopedic + Urgent Care + General Scribe Courses

3 Course Package

Orthopedics Urgent Care General Scribe Courses

Package Includes:

  • General Scribe Course
  • Orthopedic Scribe Course
  • Urgent Care Scribe Course
  • Orthopedic & Urgent Care practice scenarios
  • Three scribe certificates
  • 6 months of course access

Save 50%: $1399


Orthopedic + General Scribe Courses + Scenarios

Extra Scribing Practice!

Orthopedic General Scribe Courses Scenarios

Package Includes:

  • General Scribe Course
  • Orthopedic Scribe Course
  • Ortho & General Scenarios
  • 5 extra practice scenarios for a total of 9 scenarios
  • Two scribe certificates
  • 6 months of course access

Save 50%: $1399


Frequently Asked Questions

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Practice scenarios provide an opportunity for you to hone your documentation skills and increase your typing speed. These example cases are a great resource to help you perfect your medical chart documentation skills and learn more about how different types of doctors visits are conducted.

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

Many patients with a musculoskeletal problem or injury will seek immediate treatment at an urgent care. Therefore, the Urgent Care course provides good exposure to clinical situations you will likely see as an Orthopedic scribe.

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 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.