A medical transcriptionist listens to dictated recordings made by physicians and other health care professionals and transcribes the recordings, creating medical reports that eventually become part of patients' permanent files. You'll gain the ability to transcribe medical reports and learn the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position as a medical transcriptionist.
Students seeking a career as a medical transcriptionist should have excellent editing and proofreading skills. Students should have a basic understanding of a word-processing program, to include being proficient at keyboarding, creating documents, e-mailing, and printing. Students in the Medical Transcription program gain the ability to transcribe medical reports, learning the skills they need to obtain an entry-level position as a medical transcriptionist.
- Display a working knowledge of medical terminology.
- Describe the importance of the confidential nature of medical reports.
- Transcribe medical reports using correct report format and correct capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, and metric measurements.
- Correctly spell the English and medical terms in addition to the abbreviations, either by memory or by using a dictionary or reference book.
- Identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and responsibilities required of medical transcriptionists.
Digital Transcription equipment and Materials Included: Hillcrest Beginning Medical Transcription (with audio), Medical Abbreviations, The Dictated Word, Grammar and Punctuation Guide, Medical Language for Modern Health Care
Please Note: This course includes 60 hours of medical terminology training. If you already have medical terminology training or experience you may request a course discount to take the course without these 60 hours of medical terminology instruction. Please contact the Online Department at 470-578-3355 for more information about this option.
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Requirements: You will need a computer with Internet access, email, Internet Explorer, and MS Word (any version). A Macintosh computer will not work for this course.
You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days.
You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.
There are no refunds for this course.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.