Virtual Medical Scribe 101: What Is It and Why Does It Matter to Me As a Pre-Med?

Imagine having a chance to step into a position that allows you to understand what it takes to become a doctor, working one-on-one with a physician during patient encounters. As one of M*Modal’s Virtual Medical Scribes, you have the opportunity to do just that.

What is a Virtual Medical Scribe?

A virtual medical scribe is a healthcare charting professional who remotely accompanies a physician in real time during doctor-patient visits, handling all patient notes and charting for each doctor-patient encounter. You are trained in clinical charting, drafting SOAP notes, and navigating through electronic health records.

Not only do you work one-on-one with a physician where you can truly learn how to diagnose a patient, you are also introduced to the next step and evolution in clinical charting!

Over the last 25 years, M*Modal has been a global leader in assisting physicians and hospital systems with patient documentation using our many services and software applications. We work with the largest hospital systems across the US!

Why does this matter to me as a pre-med student?

Every day as you work alongside a physician, you will get to experience much of the following:

  • Daily real-time discussions directly with physicians
  • Paid experience in the medical field
  • Cross training in 30 different healthcare specialties
  • Working anywhere in the US from the comfort of your own home
  • Gaining working knowledge of medical terms, abbreviations, pathophysiology, anatomy, medications, diagnoses, physician assessments, procedures, and testing
  • Training in clinical documentation, charting, bedside communication, and diagnosing
  • Drafting HPIs, ROSs, assessments, and plans
  • Potential letters of recommendation
  • Stronger work-life balance with no commute
  • Experiencing where healthcare software platforms are going in the next 5-10 years

If you are interested in learning more, we would love to hear from you on PreMed STAR, or come and learn more about us here: https://mmodal.com/careers/virtual-medical-scribe/

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Lauren Kanzaki

What an incredible experience! How long does it usually take to get trained in medical scribing before we start assisting physicians?

1 year ago

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Anjali Sharma

Does it require any previous training or work experience? I have never had any job before and am a freshman premed student.

1 year ago

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AQuity Solutions

Hi Lauren, our training program typically takes 6-7 weeks before a scribe is placed with a physician, but we can often fast-track someone based on their previous training and/or experience.

1 year ago

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AQuity Solutions

Hi Anjali, welcome to freshman premed studies! Experience is always helpful, but we encourage everyone to apply and talk with our recruiters; they’re very good at helping determine whether someone is a good candidate. https://mmodal.com/careers/virtual-medical-scribe/

1 year ago

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Stacy Bawuah

I was a scribe for awhile and was looking into getting back into it. Would love to get more information.

1 year ago

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AQuity Solutions

Hi Stacy, we’d love to have you talk to our recruiting team! Please contact us on our website, and I’ll be sure to give Recruiting your name. https://mmodal.com/careers/virtual-medical-scribe/

1 year ago

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AQuity Solutions

Hi Stacy, I spoke with our lead recruiter, Blake Weller, and he asked me to give you his email address. Please reach out to him at blake.weller@mmodal.com. He’s looking forward to hearing from you.

1 year ago