Completion of the MedPro Medical Transcription Online program allows one to gain employment in an entry-level position.
Prerequisite: Basic Medical Terminology Webtutor - Completed by first day of class; Students must have a basic understanding of word-processing (Microsoft Word recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation. No healthcare or medical office work experience is required.
Schedule: Approximately 300 hours for entire online program
Course Description: Medical Transcription Online
According to the current edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Transcription is among the ten fastest growing occupations in the U.S. More and more MTs now work at home. Medical record-keeping requires massive amounts of records, and the quality care issues continue to drive the record volume and the professional management requirements. This online program includes the following textbooks are included: Hillcrest Beginning Medical Transcription (with audio), Merriam Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Common Medical Abbreviations and an All 'N One Transcription Kit, which includes a 3 function foot pedal, an ultra-comfortable stetho headset, tone/volume controls, and it works with all major word-processor applications.
"Employment of Medical Transcriptionists is projected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2014. Transcription services will be spurred by a growing and aging demand for medical population because older age groups receive proportionately greater numbers of medical tests, treatments, and procedures that require documentation. A high level of demand for transcription services also will be sustained by the continued need for electronic documentation that can easily be shared among providers, third-party payers, regulators, consumers, and health information systems. Growing numbers of medical transcriptionists will be needed to amend patients' records, edit documents from speech recognition systems, and identify discrepancies in medical reports." -US Department of Labor
The transcription program is in full color, enhancing the anatomical illustrations presented and making learning fun and easy. The book and practice software create a simulation approach, giving learners a working knowledge of the medical reports most commonly used in hospital and ambulatory care settings. Learners transcribe a variety of reports from inpatient case studies taken from actual medical reports. Organized by body system, reports transcribed include history and physical examination, operative, pathology, radiology, and discharge summary.
As a student, you will receive:
- The full medical transcription series
- Merriam Webster's Medical Dictionary
- Common Medical Abbreviations reference text
- Martel Electronic Foot Pedal to make learning as realistic as working in the office.
- Also included is an audio CD for extended practice and an online Webtutor where the instructor and student can communicate outside of class and where many extra features for added reinforcement can be found.
There are no scheduled sessions at this time. Sign up to be notified when this course is available.