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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Scribe, Diploma

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Offered Online

The Medical Scribe program is a six-month (two-term) program that begins in the Fall and Spring terms each year. The program is offered in an online format.

A Medical Scribe requires knowledge of medical terminology, healthcare standards, documentation requirements, and organization of health information. The Medical Scribe translates from oral to written form information about patients dictated by health professionals. This includes editing of provider documentation via speech recognition technology and the use of electronic health records. Medical Scribes should possess specific competencies that include: correct utilization of medical terminology, accuracy, keyboarding speed, correct grammar and spelling, auditory discrimination, ear and hand coordination, proofreading and editing skills along with high level computer and word processing equipment expertise.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a diploma.

To apply, complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following:  ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142. This program may be entered in the Fall or Spring terms, is offered online. 

Criminal background and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required within the first term.

Mission Statement: To provide a program of healthcare documentation education which builds upon practical application and affords the student the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become a competent medical scribe.

Program Outcomes:

  • Possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an entry level Medical Scribe.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, family and health care team members.
  • Adhere to ethical and legal principles in relation to standards of practice.
  • Demonstrate accountability for professional behavior, development and growth.
  • Use documentation that is concise and grammatically correct.
Program Total: 25 Credits

Total: 12 Credits

Term II

Total: 13 Credits

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