Materials Included In Our Expert, Beginning to Advanced Medical Transcription with Editing Program
This HUGE program contains everything we have to offer here at MTACC. This is an in-depth, beginning to advanced medical transcription training program, featuring a comprehensive Work Simulation experience and medical editing that is absolutely invaluable to your learning experience, including Job Placement.
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We also offer the Advanced SUM CD reports and the Intermediate SUM Surgery CD reports which together are more than $1,000 worth of materials! This option will make you the MOST employable. Our goal is for graduates of this enrollment level to have the equivalent experience of an MT with two years’ experience. The MTACC staff highly recommends this for students who are serious about launching a professional and lucrative career as a medical transcriptionist or for those wishing to build a medical transcription service of their own. If you want to make the money, and be the best MT you can be, our program can get you there!
Here’s What You’ll Receive
You get immediate on-line access to all of our 30 interactive on-line modules and your own special passwords to the in-depth, interactive, on-line training program and forums. Become a part of the learning process as we explore in detail the human body and practice transcribing sentences right away! Our built-in Auto Keys will let you immediately know if you transcribed it right!
Medical Editing and Job Placement automatically
included with our Expert, Advanced MT Program.
Samples of all types of medical record formats including History & Physicals, Consultations, Operative Notes, Discharge Summaries, Transfer Summaries, Radiology and other Diagnostic Procedures, SOAP notes, general clinic notes, and professional letters.
Extensive English/grammar lessons and interaction. Learn about parts of speech, parts of a sentence, incomplete sentences, abbreviations, capitalization, punctuation, hyphenation, how to make plurals, sound-alike words, common English/grammar errors, and special transcription tips and techniques on how to make sure YOUR English and grammar are superior. We include plenty of self-tests (ungraded, interactive tests which test your understanding) throughout this module so you will have expert knowledge of the English language by the time you finish.
Over 100 courses in learning about your computer, the Internet and Microsoft Word.
These interactive audio-video computer courses alone help make this program one of the most valuable on the market today! Over a thousand dollar value! Not only will you learn the medical language and transcription, now you’ll also be master of your computer and the Internet. Learn more here
A complete module dedicated just to Laboratory and Pathology with extensive transcription practice in this area. Graduates of other programs have come to us just for this experience, but we’ve included it here so that YOU will have the knowledge you need to succeed in your career.
Special module dedicated just to Pharmacology. Learn about different drug types, drug laws, drug classifications, sound-alike drugs, drug dosages, abbreviations for pharmacology. We include quite a number of transcription exercises that focus on Pharmacology so you will learn the most common drugs, what they are used for, and what dosages are most common. Not having to guess, but rather KNOWING this information is vital to your career as medical transcriptionist.
Extensive Anatomy & Physiology Lessons within each body system with interactive self-tests to reinforce your learning experience. Our photographs and drawings help you understand each body system as it is explained. Here are some of the body systems you’ll learn about:
- Skin and cellular system
- Skeletal system
- Muscles and joints
- Nervous system
- Blood and Lymphatic system
- Cardiovascular system
- Respiratory system
- Digestive system
- Endocrine system
- Eyes and Ears
- Urinary system
- Male reproductive system
- Female reproductive system
- Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
- Oncology (Study of Cancers)
- Psychology (Mental Health)
Extensive learning within each body system of root words, suffixes and prefixes. We teach you how to recognize any medical term just by analyzing its root words.
Thorough discussions of diseases and medical conditions of each specialty. Our photos and Resource Library with articles for practically every medical disease, once again, helps explain each condition thoroughly.
With our extensive Resource Library, we include links to hundreds of web sites and articles so you can study specific areas of interest in your spare time if you like.
We cover in depth all the major diagnostic tests done within each specialty . With photos and in-depth articles, you learn what each test does and what it means. This includes laboratory and pathology testing as well as radiology and other diagnostic testing.
Learn about all types of surgical techniques and operations for each body system. Not only will you learn the most common surgeries, you’ll also get a peek inside an operative room that teaches you procedures like these from start to finish. Learn the instruments as well as the prepping and draping that occurs just before surgery. Then learn different types of incisions and sutures. You can polish that newly learned information by transcribing thousands of minutes of surgical notes. This skill alone will help you become eligible to work practically anywhere – clinic or hospital – as a medical transcriptionist.
Extensive vocabularies and glossaries within each module with voice files so you can hear each word being pronounced. Now you KNOW what each term sounds like as you read the written word. Listen as many times as you need to. The audio portion of this course is indispensable as you learn the term, learn its meaning, and then learn the pronunciation as well. That way, when the physician dictates the word in the transcription, you KNOW what it is.
You practice transcribing all throughout the program! With our practice dictation at the end of each body system, your ear is slowly trained to carefully listen and transcribe what you have just learned. Practice as much as you like or as often as you like. You can even go back to a previous body system at any time if you like and practice some more. This is an excellent beginning teaching tool that is a stepping stone to the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced physician SUM dictation you’ll be doing later in the course.
Transcription Tips and Techniques are scattered all throughout the course in the appropriate place to help you learn the real world of transcription, not just transcription in theory. Our goal is to see YOU succeed!
Extensive abbreviation lists for almost all specialties. Not only will you learn the most common abbreviations, you are also introduced to the ones that are not so common. Again, self-tests help you confirm that you understand each abbreviation as it is explained.
You will have access to the comprehensive on-line Resource Library which contains hundreds of interesting articles with full color photos, in-depth vocabulary lists, and thousands of medical reference links. This is an invaluable resource only available to our students. Our online vocabulary lists are massive – some of the biggest collections of words in the industry, now in a format available for you to download FREE. Our online drug list of over 10,000 terms is also one of the many tools you’ll receive so that you can research practically any drug you hear.
Use of the Beginning SUM reports on CD, Intermediate SUM Surgery reports on CD, and the Advanced SUM reports on CD which together are more than $3,000 worth of instruction! This is between 800 and 900 hours of authentic physician dictation transcription practice. No need to buy expensive practice tapes and cassettes. We even include the keys to all except the exams! The Advanced SUM CD contains reports of all types of dictators: foreign dictators, mushmouths, and mumblers — all designed to strengthen your skill as a transcriptionist. The beginning SUM training reports alone help you enter the medical transcription field at an entry level. Just think what your skills will be with our full program!
Intermediate operative training reports with keys are considered a little harder than the beginning reports and are designed to wean you gradually into more difficult transcription with a focus on surgical reports in many different specialties.
Advanced SUM training reports on CD with keys are advanced specialty reports that include difficult dictators, many different foreign dictators, and hospital terminology you’ll need to know. (Note: In order to control the costs of the course, the SUM CDs are provided on loan only and must be returned upon completion of the course. Basic MT course does not include Intermediate and Advanced CDs.)
All exams are hand-graded by our CMT instructors with in-depth feedback so you know exactly how and what areas need improving. In addition, we request feedback from you after every fifth module you complete to make sure you are on track with the online portion of the program. Once you start transcribing the SUM reports, our CMT instructors hand grade EVERY exam with extensive feedback.
In-depth instruction in how to access dictation using FTP and use of a Wav pedal which is the industry standard for sending/receiving digital dictation. A Wav pedal and software – this equipment takes the place of the old-fashioned tape transcriber and allows you to transcribe audio files from anywhere. With a Wav pedal, you can access transcription in California while living in Florida. We teach use of this equipment as it is becoming more and more used by transcriptionists all over the world. (Note: We loan Wav pedals and transcription software to any student who needs it so you don’t need to buy your own just for training.)
Interactive typing tutorial software. This helps you build up your typing speed. Practice as often or as little as you like. This specialized software (with your permission) will even monitor your typing speed and habits in other programs in which you type (such as chat and/or reports) and show you your weaknesses. Then the program will create exercises to help you strengthen those weaknesses. We believe no other typing tutorial is more comprehensive.
Medical terminology flash cards – These professional cards help you learn and retain more information, even when you’re away from the computer. Now you can practice your suffixes, prefixes and root words away from your computer. These are 1000 cards professionally designed and published.
Students have full access to all of the MTACC on-line student forum, chats, lectures and games. The Student Forums are where students, faculty, mentors and volunteers gather to discuss all kinds of things MT related as well as home and family issues. Become part of our online community and make some lasting friendships. You may even find a study buddy! Our chat room provides instant feedback and gets you answers fast! Keep up to date with our News feature from our staff members, and learn about the new additions to the course as well as what’s happening in the industry.
Students have full access to MTACC certified instructors and staff members to ask questions during their enrollment. You may ask questions via the student forums, our student chat room, our Frequently Asked Questions forum, direct e-mail to any instructor or staff member or call our office. Our goal is to staff the on-line Student Forum 18 hours a day, so you can ask your question on YOUR schedule, not ours. Either way, we’re proud of the fact that we are always here and available for YOU, our student!
We absolutely DO provide job placement assistance with this level of enrollment, from helping with resumes to letters of recommendation (with final grade of 90 or above) and staff who are happy to help you from a list of companies who hire our graduates to personal recommendations to future employers on your behalf! Currently we have a 100% job placement rate for Our Advanced MT and Editing graduates! Although no school can legally guarantee employment, we can guarantee this program will give you the best chance for success!
Medical Transcription Comprehensive AHDI Book of Style – to be used in conjunction with our online course to teach you the rules you need to know in the industry to work anywhere. This is the bible of style in the medical transcription industry. Knowing these style rules is a MUST to work in this field.
Sloane’s Medical Word book – an invaluable resource jam packed with lists and terms. One of the industry’s top reference books with information on all major medical specialties and laboratory/pathology references.
The Independent Medical Transcriptionist Reference book – an excellent reference source for the MT graduate. Learn how to start your own business, marketing techniques that work, business operations from licensing to bookkeeping, how to outsource (use subcontractors) to help your new business grow, and many, many resources for more information. This book corresponds with our final module, Preparing for Employment.
Medical Transcription Techniques and Procedures Textbook – an excellent guide to the rules of medical transcription featuring an in-depth look at different types of medical reports and samples with numerous helpful information on transcribing each one.
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary– now look up terms right at your fingertips.
MTACC’s Proprietary Comprehensive Drug list – no need to search through heavy books to find the drug you need. Over 10,000 terms!
Professional Medical Spellchecker – recognizes when you have misspelled a word, even a lengthy medical term, and then suggests alternative answers. A must for the professional transcriptionist!
MTACC Student Workbook to help guide you throughout the course. Work at your own pace and let the workbook help keep you organized as you go through it.
Access to our unique Work Simulation program. Students in this optional program will have the opportunity to transcribe real dictation in conjunction with a current transcription service and will have to follow specific account formatting. This is a real live work simulation experience and invaluable to your learning experience. This simulation experience will be in partnership with a local or national medical transcription service. Additionally, graduates of this program may be considered for employment with the service at the time of graduation. Employment is NOT a guarantee but we DO guarantee the new unique Work Simulation program will give you some invaluable MT experience for your resume!
All graduates receive a beautiful gold-colored diploma. (Not just a certificate of completion.) Upon graduation you’ll receive a beautiful diploma ready for framing and, depending on your final exam score, a letter of recommendation. (Students who achieve an average score or 95% or better also receive a letter of recommendation from our founder.)
Ongoing technical assistance with our programmers and technical advisors. Help is only minutes away.
All this preparation is so that YOU can become easily employed anywhere YOU choose and MAXIMIZE your income once you are employed. Many of our students get offered jobs BEFORE they graduate, so that says something about the quality of our program.