What are some of the job values of the scribe position?
A: Experienced scribes become fluent in medical terminology, familiar with the breadth of medical illness and how a medical provider examines the patient, which tests are ordered, how medical decisions, differential diagnosis, and patient disposition is made. Thus, Scribes proceed to excel in post-graduate health degree programs. On a personal level, scribes learn to appreciate the complexity, strength and frailty of the human condition and have an opportunity to display compassion and maturity.
Do scribes provide direct patient care?
A: No. Scribes do not touch patients, handle body fluids, or provide medical advice or interpretation.