The Medical Transcription, Editing and Documentation Program provides supported online training for employment in a variety of health care fields or as an independent contractor in a home-based business.
What is a Medical Transcriptionist?
A medical transcriptionist turns a voice recording made by a doctor or other health care professional into an electronic patient record. These records become part of the legal medical record and include patient histories, discharge summaries, physical examination reports, consultation reports and referral letters among other documents. These records serve as the foundation for clinical decision making, continuity of care and risk management. Many medical transcriptionists work as editors editing and correcting speech-recognized dictation. Working in doctors' offices, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, veterinary medical facilities, insurance companies and rehabilitation centres are among many types of employment opportunities. Medical transcriptionists can also elect to enjoy flexibility as they can also work remotely.
Selkirk College is an educational member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). The MTED Program at Selkirk College follows ADHI’s recommendations for curriculum and uses the AHDI Book of Style to meet industry standards.
The Medical Transcription, Editing and Documentation Program encourages you to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills while applying appropriate medical terminology to each transcribed document. The program will help you develop your listening ear. You will transcribe authentic medical dictation, which includes a variety of report types with challenging accents and varying dictation styles, to industry standards. You will be required to meet or exceed employer expectations during the 3-week preceptorship at the end of the program.
Online Program Benefits
Focus on new technology
Smooth transition to the workplace
Freedom to study anywhere
Working as an online student enables you to choose the work environment that best suits your personal needs while being supported by instructors and other students. You can complete the required courses in our computer lab on site, or from home through distance education and choose between full or part-time study.
Consider Medical Transcription if You
Communicate well with strong grammar, spelling and punctuation skills
Have good computer knowledge
Are able to type accurately and quickly
Have strong internet research skills
Are adept at time management
Enjoy working independently
If you enjoy daily challenges and working with new technology, this 9-month (plus 3-week preceptorship) fully online medical transcription program is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to meet the needs of the medical community for medical transcriptionists.
Job growth in the health care industry is solid and this extends to the field of medical transcription.
Professionals in this specialized field are in high demand. With a Medical Transcription, Editing and Documentation certificate, graduates have been successful in obtaining employment with online medical transcription companies, hospitals and medical clinics. Many have gone on to work as editors, quality assurance specialists, supervisors and teachers. Medical transcriptionists also have the opportunity to provide technical support as consultants.