Position Details

Medical Scribe Position Details

Medical scribing with EPPA is paid healthcare work experience in the clinical setting. Our scribes work one-on-one with a physician (MD/DO), physician assistant (PA), or nurse practitioner (NP), accompanying them into each patient encounter in the clinic or Emergency Department. 

Scribes complete the Electronic Health Record (EHR) enabling providers to spend more time with patients and increase the overall workflow of the department. They document everything that occurs during the visit from start to finish; including the patient’s history, physical exam, patient outcomes, plan, labs, imaging, and more. In return, scribes become familiar with the workflow of medicine, medical decision process, medical terminology, and different provider styles to patient care.


Position Responsibilities

  • Accurate, timely charting of patient encounters, including but not limited to: patient history, physical exams, diagnostic findings, lab and test results, consultations with other providers, treatment course, diagnoses, discharge instructions, and prescriptions.
  • Professional, non-intrusive interaction with patients (the scribe does not directly assist with patient care), providers, hospital staff, and other co-workers.
  • Compliance with hospital, HIPAA, and EPPA policies, including those relating to confidentiality of patient information.
  • Excellent job attendance. Ability to problem solve in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Position Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (or graduated) with an emphasis in premedical/science coursework.
  • Completed core science coursework and labs
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be computer competent with the ability to proficiently type at 60 wpm or higher.
  • Excellent communication skills in grammatically correct written and verbal English language.
  • Healthcare related work, volunteer, research, or other experience is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum one year of full-time (non-PSEO) undergraduate studies completed is required.

Hours and Commitment

Scribing is a healthcare position that comes with a heavy time commitment - we recommend students wait until their Junior, Senior, or Gap year to pursue this position. The average length of employment with EPPA is 12-18 months – showing professional schools your ability to commit to medicine long-term.

  • EPPA offers Part-time (2-3 shifts per week) and Full-time (4-5 shifts per week) positions.
  • Short term, seasonal, or summer employment is not available.
  • All Scribes, including students, are required to work a minimum of 2 shifts per week. Shifts are typically 7-10 hours in length with start times varying throughout the day.
  • All emergency department and some clinic schedules are flexible with student availability, students do not work overnight shifts during the academic semester. 

EPPA Scribe Benefits

Our program is designed as a stepping-stone work experience to support your professional development.

Lectures & Workshops:

  • Personal Statement Writing Workshop
  • Interview Workshop
  • MMI Workshop
  • Mock-Interview Practice
  • Monthly Clinical Education Lecture

Additional Benefits:

  • Paid, In-Person 1:1 Training
  • Collaborative Community of Scribes
  • Flexible Shift Scheduling
  • Group Volunteering
  • Health Benefits & PTO for Full-time Scribe

Current Locations

The EPPA Scribe Program currently staffs 8 hospital sites, 3 Urgency Room locations, and multiple outpatient clinics throughout Minneapolis-St. Paul and St. Cloud, MN. Scribes are hired to work in a hospital (2 site locations) or clinic program, ensuring that you become familiar with your health system and coworkers.




  • Allina Health: Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids) and Unity Hospital (Fridley)
  • Fairview: Southdale Hospital (Edina) and Ridges Hospital (Burnsville)
  • Park Nicollet: Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park) and EPPA Corporate (Bloomington – Star on Map)
  • North Memorial: North Memorial Medical Center (Robbinsdale) and Maple Grove Hospital (Maple Grove)
  • CentraCare: St Cloud, MN (St. Cloud - Not Pictured) 
  • The Urgency Room: Eagan, Woodbury, and Vadnais Heights


  • Park Nicollet Dermatology (St. Louis Park, Maple Grove, Arden Hills, Wayzata)
  • M Health – UMN Clinics and Surgery Center – Dermatology, ENT, Neurology, and Orthopedics (U of M Campus - Minneapolis)