Medical scribes include college students interested in medicine who are responsible and mature individuals. These individuals possess integrity, intellect, initiative and the ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of personalities in stressful situations.
The scribes work to facilitate patient flow through the department by assisting the physicians with documentation and gathering of information for presentation to the physician. The scribes will accompany the physician during the patient interview and physical exam. As the physician presents an oral summary of the information obtained from the patient, the scribe transcribes the summary onto paper in a concise, accurate and legible manner. They are to follow the supervising physician’s direction and to work to implement the medical plan.