Admission Criteria

Helix Scribe Team Members
  • Second-semester college freshmen, college sophomore, junior or senior student enrolled or interested in pursuing a healthcare professional career, or individual who has recently obtained a college degree in a health or science related field.
  • GPA of 3.0 preferred.
  • Must be 18 years or older prior to clinical training 
  • A working knowledge of basic medical terminology is preferred
  • Type approximately 60-65 WPM upon hire (50 WPM is considered entry-level for Academy)
  • Immunizations, vaccinations, and medical screening for healthcare providers is required. (Applicants are responsible for the cost to obtain immunizations and screening)
  • Pass the screening interview
  • Pass a background check and drug screen

Non-GVSU students are welcome to apply!

Commitment Requirement

Scribe graduates are expected to work approximately two eight-hour shifts per week. Scribes are expected to work when the Emergency Department is open; nights, weekends, and holidays. Medical office shifts are only available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

*NOTE* A minimum commitment to working 12 consecutive months up to or passing 900 hours is required. Summer-only scribe positions are not available. 


The GVSU Scribe Academy is a tuition-FREE program!

**Successful scribe academy graduates are offered part-time or full-time paid employment. Training is not paid, but Helix Scribe Solutions will pay a bonus stipend based on work location. 

Page last modified October 3, 2023