Medical Scribe Letter of Recognition (Career)

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Program Manager: Michele Tertel
Phone: 301.624.2845

Program Description

Introduces students to medical information management. The medical scribe specializes in charting physician-patient encounters in real-time during medical exams in a clinic, physician office, urgent care or emergency room.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all MEDA courses.

Digital Badge

Students earning this letter of recognition will automatically receive a digital badge. For more information on digital badging, please visit our Digital Badges page.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Operate successfully in a healthcare environment in compliance with all relevant laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Conform with all relevant healthcare laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Communicate and interact in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate competency in medical office administrative skills.

Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all MEDA courses.
Departmental Requirements
MEDA 109Medical Terminology3
MEDA 110Computer Medical Office Management3
MEDA 112Medical Office Procedures3
Total Credits9

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)

Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion.

Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Visit Jefferson Hall or call 301.846.2471 for advising.

Plan of Study Grid
Recommended First SemesterCredits
MEDA 109 Medical Terminology 3
Recommended Second Semester
MEDA 110 Computer Medical Office Management 3
MEDA 112 Medical Office Procedures 3
 Total Credits9

This course must be completed prior to enrolling in MEDA 110 Computer Medical Office Management.

Part-time Students

Part-time students should complete courses in the order listed on the pathway. Please contact program manager for questions about part-time status.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or Math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer term and January session classes may help students to make faster progress.

Pathway Legend

Milestone - courses with the Milestone notation should be taken within the recommend credit range to stay on track for program completion.

Fall, Spring, Summer - courses with a Fall, Spring, or Summer notation indicate the course is offered in the specified semester only.