What is the program?

  • Our training is 4 classroom sessions of 60 to 90 minutes. Application open in the Spring for Fall 2022
  • 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