Scribe FAQs


EPPA Medical Scribe Program FAQs

How do I apply for to become an EPPA Scribe?

Apply Now at your preferred location (Minneapolis – St. Paul or St. Cloud, MN). Review the job description and requirements before clicking “apply” and then complete the application.

What will I need to apply?

To apply, you will need to upload a resume, cover letter, and an unofficial undergraduate academic transcript. You may also upload a screen shot of your current or upcoming class schedule and WPM typing test results.

Cover letters may be addressed to the EPPA Scribe Program.

When should I apply?

We’re always accepting applications! You can apply year-round, even if you are unable to work for a few months. We do recommend that you apply 2-3 months in advance of your preferred start date to secure a position.

Most of our scribes have completed their core science pre-requisites and labs (GPA must be a 3.0 or higher), common pre-health jobs or volunteer positions, and have the ability to work a minimum of two shifts per week at 8 hours per shift. Applicants tend to be Junior, Senior, or gap year students.

Who can apply?

Anyone looking to gain an exceptional clinical work experience on their pursuit of professional school programs. Our program is designed to support people on their path to professional schools such as medical, physician assistant (PA), MPH, MSN, PT/OT, or more!

Where do you have openings?

We have openings in hospitals and clinics across Minnesota. We hire scribes to work in hospital systems based on their location preferences and our staffing needs.

Where are your locations?

We are located throughout the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Many of our openings are in emergency department settings, however, opportunities in primary and specialty clinics are growing rapidly.

Emergency Department Locations:

Allina (Fridley & Coon Rapids)
CentraCare (St. Cloud)
Fairview (Edina & Burnsville)
North Memorial (Robbinsdale & Maple Grove)
Park Nicollet Methodist (St. Louis Park)
The Urgency Room (Eagan, Vadnais Heights, Woodbury)

Clinic Locations:

Dermatology (Arden Hills, Maple Grove, St. Louis Park, Wayzata)
Family Medicine (Robbinsdale)
Oncology (St. Louis Park)
Orthopedics (Bloomington)
M Health Specialties (Minneapolis – U of M Campus)

 

When can I expect to hear from you?

Our leadership team will review your application and send an email communication within 3 days of when you submit your application. If you have any immediate questions regarding your application, please email us!

How do I know if medical scribing is right for me?

Being a Medical Scribe with EPPA usually means you’re a pre-health student looking to gain a clinical experience before applying to medical, physician assistant, or other professional health programs. Most of our scribes remain employed with us for 12-24 months.

Our leadership team is always happy to discuss your interest in scribing to help you make an informed decision. We encourage anyone that is interested to apply or reach out with additional questions.  

How long can I be a medical scribe?

At EPPA most of our scribes remain employed with us for 12-24 months. Our expectation is that part-time scribes work with us for about 2 years and full-time scribes work with us for about 1 year. This time commitment is not required, but encouraged to show professional schools your commitment to medicine.

Do you have summer-only positions?

At this time we do not offer summer-only or short term employment positions due to the length of our training process and our commitment to maintaining steady staffing levels for our providers.

What does your shift scheduling look like?

We publish our schedules on a monthly basis, about 3-4 weeks in advance. This allows our scribes to adjust their schedules around other activities and commitments. We just require that our scribes work a minimum of 2 shifts per week, which is roughly 16-20 hours. Scribes may pick up additional shifts from coworkers for extra hours if they want, but it is not required.

Can I apply to work full-time in the summer but reduce my hours when fall semester starts?

Yes, many of our scribes begin working during the summer and complete training then work close to full-time for a few months. When school starts back up, you can move to a part-time status.  Please note, you must demonstrate that you will have adequate time to dedicate to scribing once back in class. 

What is the training to become a medical scribe?

Becoming a scribe is a steep learning curve and the training process can be intensive. All of our training is paid and includes an in-person orientation, online coursework and quizzes, and eight one-on-one clinical training shifts at your site location. During the clinical training shifts you are paired with a scribe trainer and begin by observing, before increasing responsibility until you are ready to work independently. With this training process, a full-time training schedule allows for the best learning retention and success for our trainees. We can work with most trainee availability to allow for full-time training, even if you have applied for a part-time position.

I want to scribe, but I’m not sure I have the availability.

Our leadership team has worked with thousands of pre-health students and understand the necessary availability to add scribing to your schedule. We have many mentoring conversations with potential hires about when to scribe. We encourage you to apply to further discuss your availability and when to scribe if you are interested.

I applied but haven’t heard back?

We try out best to get back to candidates within 3 days of when they apply, but occasionally we get busy! Be sure to check your inbox and spam folder for an email from scribeapplicant@eppahealth.com otherwise we encourage you to send a follow up email to check on the status of your application.

I was told to reapply in the future? What does this mean?

Our leadership team carefully reviews each application that we receive. Sometimes this means that we review an applicant that we believe would make a great medical scribe, but in the future when they have better availability or additional experiences. If you receive a communication to reapply with us in the future, do not let it discourage you. Instead, please contact us with any questions regarding your application.

What is your interview process?

Once we review an application and extend an invite to interview, interviews take place at our Bloomington corporate office. We also schedule phone interviews for people who are unable to interview in person. Our interviews typically take 30-60 minutes. Hiring decisions are usually communicated at the end of the week on Fridays via email.

Still Have Questions?

Email: scribeapplicant@eppahealth.com

Call: 952-835-9880