Program Description:

The Medical Transcription program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment as a medical transcriptionist, medical transcription editor, and related occupations in the medical industry. Program graduates will be employable by private health care practices, clinics, government agencies, insurance companies and other health care facilities.

The program includes dictation by men, women and ESL doctors, all styles and difficulties. Answer keys are used to compare student work against the actual transcripts, one report at a time. Upon completion of the Medical Transcription program, graduates can overcome transcription problems, such as inaudible dictation, background noise, and accents.

This program has a pre-requisite for Medical Terminology or Equivalent Experience. Students without this pre-requisite must add the Meditec Medical Terminology Course, or should select one of the Meditec Medical Transcription courses that includes Medical Terminology

Program Course List:

Medical Transcription

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Transcription
  • Lesson 2: Medical Record Types and Formats
  • Lesson 3: Editing Records
  • Lesson 4: Record Privacy, Security, and Integrity
  • Lesson 5: Grammar and Usage
  • Lesson 6: Punctuation and Capitalization
  • Lesson 7: Plurals, Possessives, and Abbreviations
  • Lesson 8: Measurement and Quantitation
  • Lesson 9: Pharmacology
  • Lesson 10: Cardiology
  • Lesson 11: Genetics
  • Lesson 12: Hematology/Oncology
  • Lesson 13: Dermatology/Allergy/Immunology
  • Lesson 14: Orthopedics/Neurology
  • Lesson 15: Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Lesson 16: Ophthalmology
  • Lesson 17: Organisms/Pathogens
  • Lesson 18: Psychiatry
  • Lesson 19: Pulmonary/Respiratory
  • Lesson 20: Gastroenterology
  • Lesson 21: Pediatrics

Program Classroom Link:

Program Shippable Materials:

Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 3rd edition
Book of Style for Medical Transcription WORKBOOK, 3rd edition
SUM USB flash drive
Infinity Foot pedal and Headset
KB Benchmark

*Note: The standard shipping process usually requires 10-14 business days within the US. Weekends or holidays do not count. International/APO/ FPO/ PO Box address may experience delays. Please be aware that your materials will not be shipped until your start date.

Program System Requirements:

Operating System:

  • Windows XP SP2 or newer


  • Video card
  • Sound card
  • 512 MB RAM or greater of memory


Web Browser:

  • The most recent version of browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer.
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Pop-ups must be enabled/allowed


  • Headphones or Speakers

Career Information:

A medical transcription career is a good fit for those interested in medical words, grammar, typing, working from home, variety, challenges, and listening. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for medical transcriptionists was $15.82 an hour in 2010 and many worked from home. Medical transcriptionists are employed in organizations, such as

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ or doctors’ offices
  • Transcription service providers
  • Self-employed

Since most encounters between a health care provider and a patient are recorded either by voice or electronically, organizations need transcriptionists to listen to the dictation and transcribe (type) it for the patient’s file. Even as voice recognition systems grow in popularity, medical transcriptionists and editors are still needed to review computer generated documents for errors. In addition to grammar and typing skills, employers look for knowledge of Latin (and Greek) word derivation, anatomy, physiology,

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