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Sinclair College

Medical Scribe MS.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 16 - 17 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Medical Assistant Technology
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

Medical Scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a physician. They serve as part of the health care team, whose primary goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the physician. A Medical Scribe's position is highly dependent on the physician, physician group, and setting/hospital in which the scribe is employed. In addition, this certificate will prepare the student to become a *Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA).

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills in medical documentation.
  • Utilize the basic concepts of medical billing and coding as they relate to the medical scribe.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of a medical scribe and the basic knowledge and skills required to be successful in the industry.
  • Demonstrate professionalism including knowledge of cultural competence, self care and communication skills including basic computer literacy.

Career Opportunities

Medical Scribes are employed in a variety of healthcare facilities, including physician offices, clinics, and hospitals.


  • Students will need a background check prior to clinical.


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1252 Medical Scribe Practice 2
BIO 1107 (Human Biology) OR BIO 1121 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) 3
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
HIM 1160 Medical Office Coding Concepts 1
ALH 1102 (Basic Healthcare Practices & Medical Scribe ) OR ALH 1120 (Nurse Aide Training) OR MAS 1102 (Clinical Medical Assisting I) 3 - 4
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.