Medical Scribe | Dipl
This program prepares you to serve as a medical scribe. Medical scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a medical provider throughout his/her day. They serve as a personal assistant to the provider, allowing them to be more efficient and productive.
The primary function of a medical scribe is the creation and maintenance of the patient's medical record. You will document the patient's history, the provider's interaction with the patient, the procedures performed, the results of laboratory tests, and other important information. Using scribes allows the provider to focus entirely on the patient. As a scribe you can also function as patient chaperones during physical examinations. This protects the provider from litigation.
Scribes can easily retrieve or research needed information from the patient's medical record saving the provider time in searching for needed information. You can also participate in patient education, retrieving needed supplies/equipment during the visit. Using scribes can also save time by completing the medical record entry while the provider in the room and not having to wait for dictation to be completed. You must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above in all program requirements.
You must complete the entrance requirements below before being accepted into the program.
Sioux City Campus
People with these jobs record medical information, handle scheduling and billing, and advise patients.
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- All students must submit a copy of their high school transcript (or equivalency diploma-GED) and all college transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation.
- General admission procedures for all WITCC students are available in the WITCC College Catalog.
- All students must meet the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the medical assistant program:
- Verification of High School, GED or HSED Graduation
- All students must meet one of the following criteria for admission/acceptance into the medical assistant program:
- Criteria 1 for Acceptance: submitted documentation of 19 ACT composite/SAT 1010 or higher
- OR Criteria 2 for Acceptance: Associate Degree or higher from an accredited program
- OR Criteria 3 for Acceptance
- Verification of high school official transcript of GPA 2.0 or higher AND
- Completion of (1) year high school science equivalent with no grade lower than a C
- OR Criteria 4 for Acceptance: Completion of BIO 163 and HSC 114 with no grade lower than a C
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Estimated Cost of Attending
* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.