O.E.C., Medical Scribe

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Occupational Endorsement

The medical scribe occupational endorsement will prepare students to perform data input related to patient health care records for licensed healthcare providers in a wide variety of medical settings (e.g., hospitals, emergency medicine, primary care, urgent care, among many others). Students will be equipped with skills that maximize the efficiency and productivity of clinical care, enabling real-time clinical documentation and workflow efficiencies for their employers. Students will learn skills to maintain comprehensive and accurate electronic health records. They will be prepared to take the necessary certification exam for the Medical Scribe Certification and Aptitude Test (MSCAT) to acquire the Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS), a certification recognized by the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists.

Information on any of the allied health programs is available from the allied health division at the Community and Technical College, PO Box 758040, Fairbanks, AK 99775; by calling 907-455-2822; or by email at fyhealth@uaf.edu.

Minimum Requirements for Medical Scribe Occupational Endorsement: 29 credits

Community and Technical College
Allied Health


  • High school graduation or GED; ALEKS placement into HLTH F116; Accuplacer placement into or completion of WRTG F110; or permission of instructor.
  • Student must be in good physical condition and have documentation of the following immunizations: two varicella, two MMR, three Hepatitis B vaccines and a two-step PPD within previous 12 months or titers to prove immunity to above diseases.

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the semester in which you are admitted.
  • Students should complete the UAF application process.
  • Complete FAFSA for financial aid, if needed.
  • To be ready for admittance, students should have appropriate keyboarding experience, or have taken ABUS F102A or ABUS F102B.

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

Minimum Requirements for Medical Scribe Occupational Endorsement: 29 credits

To be ready for admittance, students should have appropriate keyboarding experience or have taken ABUS F102A: Keyboarding Touch Typing, or ABUS F102B: Keyboarding Skill Building, for 1-3 credits, or have passed a keyboarding skills test prior to acceptance into the program.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Medical Scribe Program Requirements
HLTH F100Medical Terminology3
HLTH F114Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology4
HLTH F122First Aid and CPR for the Health Care Provider0
HLTH F124Introduction to Medical Scribe Specialist2
HLTH F126Administrative Procedures for the Healthcare Worker3
HLTH F130Medical Office Technology3
Computer Business Applications 1
MA F247Introduction to Pharmacology2
HLTH F235Medical Coding4
HLTH F260Medical Scribe Specialist Practicum2

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