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doubt it. call them and ask.

this is what their site says:

Health Care Experience: Candidates are required to have significant health care experience; . Direct patient contact experience is preferred.

 

I don't think scribe would count given their description(direct generally means "touching patients"), but like I said, call them.

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Replying a bit late, but hopefully this may help the next round of applicants. I have been asked to interview and I have 1200+ hours as a ER scribe, about 60 hours shadowing a PA, and few short term volunteer positions-- that is my only health care experience. 

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