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Medical Scribe Certificate

Medical Scribe Professional Certificate

The Medical Scribe Professional (MSP) program prepares students for employment as medical scribes.

The Medical Scribe enables real-time clinical documentation and workflow efficiencies to licensed clinicians in the healthcare system. The Medical Scribe collects information gathered at point-of care under the direction of a licensed provider, and inputs data to create and maintain comprehensive and accurate electronic health records for the benefit of clinicians, healthcare staff, and patients. Medical Scribes can work in all types of medical environments to include emergency departments, physician offices, and urgent care.

This certificate includes medical terminology, basic anatomy, CMS Core Measures, Basics of coding, Documentation requirements, HIPAA compliance, and training in the functions and use of the electronic health record.

Students who complete this program may be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Scribe Apprentice (CMSA) credential through the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists. To learn more about this, please visit https://theacmss.org/.

Program Requirements

The courses for this certificate program are offered in a full online format.
Students are required to have internet access with reliable computer hardware and software, and must be familiar with and comfortable using computers.

Those who need remedial computer training should take TCC’s CU 100 course (2 credits) prior to program entry. Students are required to use Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and PowerPoint. Those who are uncomfortable with either of these applications should take CU 102 Word I (2 credits) and/or CU 104 PowerPoint (1 credit) prior to program entry. Students new to online learning may want to take OLL 101 (2 credits).

Certificate Curriculum

The certificate is made up for four courses. MO 115 is only available during the Spring term.

ENGL 101       English Composition I                        5

HIT 105           Comprehensive Medical Terminology 5

BIOL 175        Human Anatomy & Physiology            5

MO 115           Medical Scribe                                    4

Total credits = 19


If you have reviewed the information above and your questions were not addressed, or if you have specific questions related to transfer of credits, please contact Jonathan Eastabrooks jeastabrooks@tacomacc.edu

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