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Medical Scribe Program

What is the program?

  • Our training is 4 classroom sessions of 60 to 90 minutes.Fall sessions TBD (Tuesday evenings)
  • Up to 20 hours of time spent in clinic scribing for nurse practitioners and physicians, with support from medical students with scribe experience (Fall 2021 to Spring 2022)
  • Scribe sites of Snake River Community Clinic in Lewiston, Idaho and Nimiipuu Health in Lapwai, Idaho.
  • One-on-one assessments during the training for preparation for scribe role in clinical environments

Who can participate?

  • Interested high school seniors from Lewiston, Clarkston and Lapwai High Schools. Our first cohort is limited to 5-6 students.
  • Download and fill out our application.
  • Please note that because of COVID-19 pandemic, there will likely be waivers required for participation in the clinics as a medical scribe. More information to follow, dependent on clinic requirements for 2021-2022.

Who would be a good fit?

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Fast typing or note-taking!
  • Multitasking and staying on track: some scribes answer phones, take messages, and call other healthcare professionals for consults
  • Ability to take feedback (every medical provider has different preferences)
  • Excellent English spelling and grammar
  • A good grasp of medical terminology
  • Interest in healthcare professions

What are requirements to complete the program?

  • Hours requirements as above
  • Excellence in professionalism and communication: students can reschedule or miss two sessions of classroom time or scribe one-on-one training, but if there is are two “no-shows” without explanation or communication, we will ask medical scribe to leave the program.
  • Adherence to patient privacy and HIPAA requirements are an absolute must within our communities; any violations of patient privacy will result in termination from program.

Why do this?

  • Scribing can be excellent full-time or part-time work in larger healthcare markets (Boise, Spokane, etc.)
  • If completing the program, we can offer proof of training and letter of recommendation for future employment in healthcare / medical scribing
  • Resume building for college / pre-health tracks

Free Sunscreen at the Clinic

The big picture: Sunscreen is an important part of a complete sun protection strategy. But sunscreen alone isn’t enough to keep you safe in the sun.

When used as directed, sunscreen is proven to:

Decrease your risk of skin cancers and skin precancers. Regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40 percent, and lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent.

Help prevent premature skin aging caused by the sun, including wrinkles, sagging and age spots.


WHO: Everyone under the sun
WHAT: Broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher; SPF 30 or higher for a day outdoors
WHEN: Every day; 30 minutes prior to going outdoors. Reapply every two hours
WHERE: All exposed skin
HOW: One ounce (shot glass full) to entire body for each application
WHY: Reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer!