Medical Scribe - Advanced Standing | Cert - Western Iowa Tech Western Iowa Tech Community College

Medical Scribe - Advanced Standing | Cert

The Medical Scribe - Advanced Standing certificate will allow students with a previous degree in Nursing, Paramedic, or Medical Assisting to gain additional knowledge to serve as a medical scribe. As a medical scribe you are trained in medical documentation and assist a medical provider throughout their day. You will serve as a personal assistant to the provider to help make them 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 a scribe 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 is in the room and not having to wait for dictation to be completed.



Sioux City Campus


Admissions Advisor

Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3345
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Career Information

People with these jobs record medical information, handle scheduling and billing, and advise patients.


Required Classes

For a list of current required classes, visit our catalog at:

Faculty and Staff

Carmen Monk BS, CMA, AAMA
Medical Assistant Instructor
Call  712.317.3130
Sioux City Campus, Room A104

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* 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.