Medical transcription, also known as MT, is an allied health profession, which deals in the process of transcription, or converting voice-recorded reports as dictated by physicians or other healthcare professionals, into text format.
They transcribe medical reports from doctors' dictation in order to document a patient's medical care and condition. These may include office chart notes, history and physical examinations, consultations, letters, memos, admission notes, emergency medicine reports, procedure notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, x-rays, pathology reports, and many laboratory tests and diagnostic studies.
Medical transcriptionists are employed by medical centers, general and specialty hospitals, physician offices, clinics and group practices, radiology and pathology offices, private medical transcription companies, government facilities, insurance companies, and a variety of other institutions. Opportunities abound for full-time, part-time, and flexible work schedules in the medical transcription profession. Many medical transcriptionists work as at-home employees or self-employed individuals for companies nearby or distant, transmitting their work electronically. Some transcriptionists eventually become supervisors, managers, and teachers, while others establish their own transcription companies. A qualified medical transcriptionist is always in great demand. Also it's a recession proof profession.
IABA's Medical Transcription Program:
Parts of Medical Transcription:
1. Theoretical Lecture
Course Duration: 4-5 sessions per month.
Class Timings : 4 Hours (Lecture + Hands-on)
Educational Assessment :
1. Lecture examination
- Oral Recitation, Quizzes, Preliminary, Midterms, Semi-Finals and Final Examination
2. Practical examination
- Hands-on Exercises, Preliminary, Midterms, Semi-Finals and Final Examination
Evaluation System: Attendance, Academic Achievement and Practical Skills
Module 1: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
Module 2: BODY SYSTEMS
Module 3: Drugs/Pharmacology
Module 4: Psychiatry
Module 5: Imaging Modalities
Module 6: Diagnostic Laboratory
Module 7: Basic Rules on Grammar
Module 8: Work Types
Module 9: Listening Comprehension
Module 10: Typing Skills