Students completing this program can sit for the Medical Scribe Certification Exam (MSCE™) administered by AHDPG.
Understanding the unique scribing requirements for a specific medical specialty requires continuing education. Each of the courses in our Medical Scribe Specialty Series of continuing education programs is for practicing medical scribes. Each specialty-specific course trains the student in anatomy and physiology, diseases, terminology and abbreviations, medications, procedures, billing/coding requirements, and charting requirements. Each program is online, self-paced, with instructor feedback and assistance as needed.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected growth for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians is 9% from 2020 to 2030. The widespread use of electronic health records in the medical industry increases the demand for medical scribes who can manage and organize the information. The increase in demand also results from a growing need by physicians to find affordable and effective ways to offer more efficient care to patients and streamline processes.
Scribe training for medicine and medical specialties requires deep knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, disease processes, medications, procedures, and charting.
Typically after completing medical school, physicians usually further their education within a particular specialty of medicine by completing a multi-year residency. Similarly, medical scribes can benefit by enhancing their knowledge in a specific specialty.
Starting from the vantage point that each candidate for this program comes to us with a fundamental level of knowledge in medical scribing, these courses increase one’s ability on a specialty-specific basis as it pertains to the scribe role.
At the end of the Cardiology Specialty Training Program, a student will be able to:
- Identify structures and functions of the cardiovascular system
- Trace the blood flow through the vessels and chambers of the heart
- Explain coronary circulation.
- Describe the contraction of the heart and the conduction system
- Differentiate between arteries, veins, and capillaries
- List the major components of blood and their functions
- Discuss the importance of blood typing
- Explain the process of blood clotting
- Explain the regulation of blood pressure
- Describe common disorders of the cardiovascular system
- Identify medications commonly prescribed for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and conditions
- Describe various procedures performed within the specialty of cardiology
- More fully understand the charting requirements for cardiology
At the end of the Dermatology Specialty Training Program, a student will be able to:
- Discuss the functions of the integumentary system
- List and describe the layers of the skin
- Explain the healing process of the skin
- Explain the two factors used to assess burns
- Describe how medication is delivered via the integumentary system
- Describe the purposes, structure, and growth of nails and hair
- Explain how the body regulates temperature through the integumentary system
- Describe common disorders of the integumentary system
- Identify medications commonly prescribed for the treatment of skin diseases and conditions
- Describe various procedures performed within the specialty of dermatology
- More fully understand the charting requirements for dermatology
Family - Internal Medicine
At the end of the Family – Internal Medicine Specialty Training Program, a student will be able to:
- Identify and define multispecialty medical terms and abbreviations encountered within the scope of Family Practice and Internal Medicine
- Understand standard laboratory and imaging tests and abbreviations encountered across specialties within Family Practice and Internal Medicine scope
- Describe common disorders and diseases often seen within the Family Practice/Internal Medicine specialty, such as obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, etc.
- Outline how testing is used in the diagnosis of common diseases and conditions
- Describe common risk factors associated with each disorder
- Describe medications and procedures used to treat common diseases and conditions encountered within the scope of Family Practice/Internal Medicine
- List complications associated with the diseases discussed
- Explain methods of prevention of these disorders
- More fully understand the charting requirements for Family – Internal Medicine
At the end of the Orthopedic Specialty Training Program, a student will be able to:
- Describe the functions of the skeletal system
- Discuss the general classification of bone based on shape
- Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of bone
- Describe the process of bone growth and repair
- Discuss the process of bone healing and aging
- Differentiate between bone, cartilage, joints, ligaments, and tendons
- Locate and describe the various joints and types of movement of the body
- Locate and describe the various bones within the axial and appendicular skeleton
- List the specific bones contained within particular regions of the body
- Describe common disorders of the skeletal system
- Differentiate the three major muscle types
- Explain the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles
- Explain the types of skeletal muscle movement and the relationship between muscles
- Review movement terminology
- Identify and explain the components of a muscle cell
- Describe the cellular activities required for muscle movement
- Discuss how muscles receive the fuel they need to function
- Identify specific skeletal muscles in different body regions
- Define the function and location of visceral or smooth muscle
- Describe the process and actions of cardiac muscle
- Identify prefixes, roots, and suffixes used in orthopedic terminology
- Define and construct medical terminology encountered in the orthopedics specialty
- Identify abbreviations and acronyms used in orthopedics
- Appropriate expand orthopedics abbreviations and expansions based on context
- Name common disorders of the musculoskeletal system
- Identify medications and procedures used in the treatment of common orthopedic conditions
- Understand the charting requirements deployed in an orthopedic setting
At the end of the Ophthalmology Specialty Training Program, a student will be able to:
- Describe the external and internal anatomy and functions of the eye
- Describe the process of seeing
- Explain several common disorders of the eye
- Identify prefixes, roots, and suffixes used in ophthalmology terminology
- Define and construct medical terminology encountered in the ophthalmology specialty
- Identify abbreviations and acronyms used in ophthalmology
- Appropriately expand ophthalmology abbreviations and expansions based on context
- Discuss diagnostic studies used to evaluate disorders of the eye or vision
- Identify medications and procedures used in the treatment of common ophthalmologic diseases
- Understand the charting requirements deployed in an ophthalmology setting
Having the assistance of a scribe trained in the specific specialty of their physician will enable the Provider to return to the focus of patient care without having to spend hours on documentation.
Each specialty training module can be completed in less than one month by a student who can allocate 5 to 10 hours per week to their studies.
- Tuition$295Price per module
The all-inclusive program fee covers everything a student needs to successfully complete our training program, including:
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Medical Scribe / Medical Office Management Program Instructor
Crissy’s career in healthcare began at the age of 21 after completing the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Medical Transcription program from Itawamba Community College on June 29, 2000. Crissy worked as a Medical Transcriptionist (now called Healthcare Documentation Specialist) until 2012. It was at that point Crissy discovered and made the transition into the exciting world of Medical Scribe. This new journey took Crissy from sitting at home for 12 years listening to doctors dictate to actually moving into the exam room alongside the clinician during the patient encounter. In Crissy’s own words “I was mesmerized. Where had this been all my life?”
Crissy moved quickly from scribing to training and then to managing the scribe program at her local hospital and before she knew it, she had worked her way into upper management. Following this Crissy, had the opportunity to implement and manage several scribe programs from Maryland to Miami. In 2015, the company was acquired by a larger scribe company and Crissy made the next transition into office administration. Crissy spent the next five years in office administration.
In March 2020, Crissy joined AHDPG. She brings a unique skill set to our team and the students. She has worked as an office manager dealing with the various aspects of regulations, billing & coding and can attest to how documentation ties it all together!
Crissy currently resides in Northeast Mississippi with her husband and three sons.