Student Handbook: Scribes

Policy:  Scribes
Approved:  8/13/2013


Medical students are NOT eligible to act as a scribe while acting educationally as a student. A scribe is defined as an individual who is present during the attending clinician’s performance of a clinical service and documents on behalf of the clinician everything performed and said during the course of the service. EXCEPTION: A medical student may act as a scribe if their sole purpose is to record the service being rendered by the clinician and they are doing so while employed by or under contract with SIU SOM or SIU HC. For example, a first year medical student during summer break might act as a scribe during a summer employment.