Sentara Williamsburg ED Scribe Program

Claire Cornell
Sentara Williamsburg

ED Scribe Program at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

What is the scribe program?

The scribe program is a unique program that allows pre-health students to gain an intimate and valuable first-hand experience within the field of emergency medicine while providing assistance to Emergency Room physicians by documenting medical records for the physician during the course of each patient's ED visit. A scribe works alongside an ED provider (MD/PA/NP) during their shift and is responsible for the documentation of each patient's chart, ensuring the chart is accurate, up to date, and complete. a scribe will document the patient's history, the physical exam findings, medical assessment and any other documentation relating to the medical decision-making process. As a scribe, you are called upon to accompany the provider on almost all patient encounters, document and transcribe all patient information on the medical record, and assist in the patient flow process. 

What is the time commitment?

Because of the extensive training process, scribes are expected to commit to the program for at least one year. Scribes may work full time or part time, as long as they are working at least 2 shifts a week. This is a paid position. 

Shifts run during the following time periods:

  • 7AM to 5PM
  • 11AM to 9PM
  • 8AM to 6PM
  • 7PM to 7AM
  • 4PM to 2AM
  • 10AM to 4PM
  • 4PM to 10PM

Requirements for application

Applicants should be undergraduates or recent graduates who are interested in a clinical health profession, but no medical background or experience is required as a training program is provided on the job. Individuals are required to have their own transportation.

How to Apply

Applications (no other materials required) should be completed and emailed to

For more information

Sentara Williamsburg ED Scribe Program