A Word from our Students/Graduates:
I would highly recommend the CanScribe medical transcription course if you are even remotely considering a career as an MT! The course is extremely thorough and they take you all the way, teaching you everything you need to know, building your skill set. The support is fantastic, and if you ever have a problem, or just need encouragement, they are so there for you!
I'm a mom of 2 children, ages 2 and 1, and I completed the course within the time limit I was given. The course demands, while challenging, are not impossible or unreasonable. I signed a contract for my first position about 2 weeks after I graduated, with the very company I was hoping to be with!
Caleigh Casson, Honors Graduate, February 2013
For anyone looking into MT training, I would recommend they look no further than CanScribe. In my opinion the course is so well-designed and the transcription work so rigorous, you could not hope to find better training anywhere.
Also, I have found that CanScribe training was my ticket to immediate employment. I had not even finished my practicum yet when I signed my first contract! During my phone interview, my new employer said “We find that CanScribe people do really well for us.” Reputation goes a long way, and CanScribe has it.
My advice to beginning students is to take the long road and follow all the tips, do all the extras, and take the time necessary during the course; it will be to your benefit in the end. During my time as a student, I went through 3 surgeries for cancer and it was sometimes tough to continue on, but I made sure to keep communications open with Student Services and never gave up. I graduated with Honors, and daresay that at 54 I must be one of the oldest students to have made this career change! The result is that new opportunities have opened up for me, as I am sure they will for you, too.
Sandra Tyson, MT Honors Graduate, February 2013 [Top]
I just wanted to let you know that I have accepted a position with... Within 36 hours of applying for positions, I had received 2 job offers. If that does not point to the success of CanScribe’s program, I do not know what does. Thank you for your guidance on this journey.
Renée Coghill, MT Honors Graduate, January 2013 [Top]
The CanScribe Medical Transcription course provided me with great training that enabled me to obtain a contract… immediately upon completion of my practicum. The course provided me with a lot of knowledge and actual experience transcribing medical reports. All the staff at CanScribe were very helpful providing advice and encouragement anytime I needed.
I enjoyed the weekly chat sessions that enabled me to communicate with instructors and other students, and I received moral support from this as well. I also found a lot of valuable advice from instructors and other students on the Forum.
CanScribe continues to provide support post-graduation, advising students of companies that are currently hiring. Overall, I am very happy with my experience and would recommend it to anyone that is interested in becoming a medical transcriptionist.
Michele Guy, Honors Graduate, November 2012 [Top]
I have been very busy since completing the CanScribe MT program. After wrapping up my practicum in December, I took a couple of weeks to enjoy Christmas and then, thanks to an email from CanScribe, very quickly found a placement with NTS, which is based in Australia. For me, it was a match made in heaven, since I am still working at a full time day job as well. I was able to train with NTS in the evenings, which translates to day time hours in Australia. Confused yet? I know I was for the first few weeks! I am now past the training phase and working on my own, although all my reports still go through QA for the time being. NTS has a very friendly, helpful, and supportive network of trainers and team leaders. Of course I continue to learn more and more with every report I transcribe. I think it will always be that way – one of the perks of this career. I can’t thank CanScribe enough for the excellent training I received through their program. You have helped me to finally make a life goal become a reality.
Shannon Cherry, Honors Graduate, December 2012 [Top]
When I first heard about CanScribe, I visited their website to read about the Medical Transcription course. I found that I could practice my typing with the exercises that were made available to any interested party without registration. I practiced for over a month, contacting CanScribe in the meantime. I kept them apprised of my progress as I worked toward the magic number of 40 wpm. Once the application process was complete, I received my course information package quickly, and found it to be informative and persuasive.
My experience with the CanScribe Medical Transcription course in the beginning was, at the very least, overwhelming. Although I have an extensive background in the medical field, and my etymology and terminology is acceptable, my learning skills were extremely rusty. I had never taken a course online before, and was quite intimidated by the lack of personal interaction of the classroom. However, once the basics were understood and meat was exposed, I was able to proceed with a level of confidence that reassured me that all would be well.
I completed the course and after sending out only 5 resumes, I was contacted by Accentus Inc. within 48 hours and offered a contract. I was like many students during the course; thinking too far ahead about whether there would be jobs available at the end. So you can imagine how pleased I was to receive an offer so quickly afterward.
CanScribe has been helpful beyond the completion of the course, keeping in touch with me regarding chats, forums, and general updates for job opportunities and upcoming events.
Thank you CanScribe for all the support before, during, and after my training as a Medical Transcriptionist.
Hervey Blois, CanScribe MT Graduate, November 2012 [Top]
I found the CanScribe staff to be very supportive and always eager to help throughout the course, and this continued even after I had completed the practicum and graduated. Thanks to CanScribe's excellent reputation in the industry I had no difficulty in finding a position with the company of my choice-in fact I received an employment offer less than 24 hours after I submitted my resume. I found that the course was excellent preparation for working as a transcriptionist, and I have been able to achieve a high level of accuracy in a relatively short period of time.
Kate Freeman, High Honors Graduate, October 2012 [Top]
Coming from a paralegal/financial and insurance background, I highly recommend the accredited CanScribe Career College to all who are considering entering the medical field as a medical transcriptionist and all who are desiring a career change. This is a College that is dedicated to helping individuals meet the demands of the course, achieve set goals, and start a new career path and CanScribe helped me to achieve just that. The CanScribe team is highly motivated and committed to their students and graduates. I know CanScribe and my QA Editor, Deb, are always available with help and encouragement. Thank you, CanScribe, for being a part of my life!
Joanne Greba, CanScribe Honors Graduate, November 2012 [Top]
I was very interested in the medical field as a teenager, but never pursued it. Then, suddenly I turned 46, and realized I needed a career change. It came down to studying to become a nurse, or working at home as a transcriptionist. Although I would have liked working with other people, I also liked the idea of being home and having such a flexible schedule. I took the leap to study transcription with CanScribe. It was much harder than I thought, but the staff at CanScribe were very helpful. My advice would be to ask lots of questions whenever you need to, and look up everything you are not familiar with. It all does begin to come naturally after a while. I surprised myself by graduating with honors, and I am looking forward to this new career.
Cheri Schroeder, Honors Graduate, November 2012 [Top]
I found my experience with CanScribe to be enjoyable and a wonderful learning opportunity. The instructors were very helpful and accommodating, and their positive feedback and help have given me the confidence and skills that I need to pursue my career in medical transcription. Thank you for all your help!
Tanya Morey, Medical Transcription Graduate, November 2012 [Top]
Living in a small town with little employment opportunities, medical transcription became a career option that I was very interested in. Thanks to CanScribe and their phenomenal supporting staff, even during a difficult economic year which sometimes made even "going to school" online difficult, I was able to graduate with honors and started working immediately after graduation. Thanks CanScribe for your dedication to your students!
Suzanne Kay, Honors Graduate, August 2012 [Top]
As a soon-to-be new mom who has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years, I knew being home more was definitely what I wanted to do. Accomplishing this was another matter. A previous graduate of the program introduced me to the college and after much research I decided this was going to be the perfect new career for me. Not only does it provide me the flexibility to be involved in my daughter's young years, but it provides me with many new challenges.
The course itself was broken down into relevant and easy to manage and navigate areas. Contact with college was easily maintained, and any worries I had about taking the course long distance soon disappeared. Getting help and having questions answered was never an issue. The course provided chat rooms where I could communicate with other students and instructors; emails and telephone calls were a fast and reliable way to get any assistance I needed. The extensive training with the quantity of dictations and the exposure to so many different transcription styles was incredible. But, I think the best aspect of the course was the Practicum. Without a doubt, after completing the course proper, having the opportunity to experience what working in the field would be like, while getting feedback from my Practicum instructor was invaluable.
My journey has been a great one and in the end I landed a job in my new career as a Medical Transcriptionist within 3 days of completing the course! Thanks to everyone I had the pleasure of dealing with throughout my course!
Melissa Paoliello, MT Honors Graduate, August 2012 [Top]
My education with CanScribe was a result of a good decision I took. I truly can see the results of that decision especially after the practicum. Employees prefer hiring a new graduate if you have completed a course with CanScribe. I can say CanScribe is on the top when it comes to employees' preference.
The course was a step-by-step process that helped to finally put all different aspects of knowledge and skill requirements for a successful medical transcriptionist. The course helps one to get a good overview of all different specialities, and therefore it is easy to start work in any speciality at the start of one's career.
The advisors and support staff were always helpful and I felt very close to them in spite of the distance. The chat rooms and forums helped me to move forward and I found them quite informative.
There were times I felt disappointed and frustrated, but I never gave up. I kept moving on to get the final prize. Think of that final trophy when things don't seem smooth and easy. If I can do it, anyone can.
I thank the staff at CanScribe for their support and I know that I will continue to get their support as I advance into my career as a new medical transcriptionist.
Sara Jacob, CanScribe Graduate, July 2012 [Top]
If you are contemplating a career in Medical Transcription, I highly recommend this course. The course itself is very well planned out and very easy to work through independently. The CanScribe Team is always there to help you through all aspects of the course. They really do want you to succeed and will provide you with all the support you need to achieve your goals.
I graduated from CanScribe Career College on June 8, 2012. I was offered a position with Accentus upon graduation and am currently employed with them. It really could not have gone any smoother, and I owe that to the Team at CanScribe.
I love my job! CanScribe prepared me well for working as a medical transcriptionist.
You will not be disappointed if you choose to start your Medical Transcription career with CanScribe!
Lynn Schenher, High Honors Graduate, June 2012 [Top]
There was always a pleasant voice on the other end of the line to answer course questions, help with computer issues, and support/encourage me when I needed it along the way.
CanScribe's Medical Transcription Course provided a sound base of medical knowledge, skills in editing, along with hours of practise transcribing reports to begin to develop a "listening ear". The CanScribe practicum I must say was an invaluable experience. I learned even more skills in editing in a work-like setting. They also encourage networking with other student MTs, grads... using chats and forums.
Would I recommend CanScribe – Yes! I believe it is a well rounded program.
I graduated with honors and am employed as a medical transcriptionist!
Jan Leake, MT Honors Graduate, May 2012 [Top]
It was a big decision to take the CanScribe Medical Transcriptionist course well over a year ago. I had recently quit a full time job and wanted to take some time off and explore other opportunities, especially as it related to working from home. The course took a year of daily commitment following a timeline prescribed by CanScribe. It was well worth the effort! The course was very detailed and was designed to ensure success for just about anyone who enrolled and "stuck to it." In the end, I passed with high honors and secured full time employment immediately after completing the course.
Being a medical transcriptionist has many benefits. I have certainly learned a lot about medicine, which in my personal experience has been a huge benefit from a health perspective. Other benefits I have enjoyed are job independence, creating my own work atmosphere, and providing a daily challenge as I grow with experience. It also helps to love typing and working on a computer!!
Sherri Vanderweyst, High Honors Graduate, June 2012 [Top]
The CanScribe Medical Transcription course was thorough and well designed. I was hired for medical transcription work immediately after completing the MT course and practicum, and I found that CanScribe has given me a solid base for a career in the MT field. While taking the course, the staff at CanScribe were always ready to answer my questions and help me in whatever way they could. After I graduated, I contacted the school several times for help and advice, and I know that CanScribe will always be there for assistance in whatever I need, throughout my MT career.
I am now working from home and I think it is going well. I'm looking forward to getting better at transcribing, but overall the whole MT experience, from course to employment, has been positive.
Jen Foreman, High Honors Graduate, May 2012 [Top]
After working in the same job for over 20 years I was ready for a career change. I was looking for a new career that offered me flexibility in the hours that I worked, and ideally I wanted to work from home. I came across CanScribe's website and spoke to an Admissions Advisor, and was immediately impressed with how helpful and friendly she was.
It took me a long time to finally decide to take the course. I did a lot of research into Medical Transcription and the different education options out there. I was concerned about studying independently from home as it has been a very long time since I last went to school.
My concerns about independent study were quickly alleviated with my first visit to the online chat and the online forums. There is always a Student Services representative and an Instructor in the biweekly chat room, and the students are amazing with supporting each other and offering advice and encouragement. I was also comforted to know that there was always an Instructor available by telephone or email to answer any questions I had.
The course is planned out very well, and each unit effortlessly blends new information with knowledge gained from previous units. Before I knew it I was accurately typing actual medical reports.
Now that I have graduated I quickly found my ideal job, working from home. The course has successfully prepared me for the actual working world, and skills that I obtained through CanScribe are practiced every day. I still attend the biweekly chat room and cherish the friendships and camaraderie gained through CanScribe.
Thanks CanScribe for meeting and exceeding all my expectations.
Mark Pack, MT Honors Graduate, July 2012 [Top]
How has CanScribe changed my life? Let me count the ways! In looking back 7 years ago after the birth of my first son, I saw an advertisement for CanScribe Career College and immediately was interested in this course; however I did not act upon it. After having another son and teaching preschool for 8 years, I decided that I needed a change and that change was finally going to be taking the Medical Transcription course from CanScribe.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school, the instructors and the course. I was followed up on continuously making sure any of my questions were answered, and I was thoroughly impressed with the curriculum. I passed the exam exactly a year after starting the course and did a practicum with an amazing instructor. This practicum was by far the most beneficial thing to me and learned so much from it. The whole course and practicum really prepared me for what the working world was going to be! I finished the practicum in March 2012, and I started applying for jobs immediately and within the first week had 2 job offers! I was so surprised that it was happening already as I expected a much longer wait, but with my great training, and practicum I was worthy to be hired. One year after finishing the course I signed a contract and am finding myself sitting in the role of a Medical Transcriptionist! Thank you CanScribe!
Kim Bell, MT Graduate, March 2012 [Top]
My experience with CanScribe was amazing. I learnt so much. The most amazing of all was the unending support and encouragement I received. Every person I had ever spoken with at CanScribe helped me out. My appreciation and gratitude go out especially to Carolyn, as well as my instructor Deb. I doubted myself so much, and these people kept pushing me and encouraging me. I ended up graduating with Honors. I believe it was because of the CanScribe staff believing in me that made me succeed. Even now as I am employed with a company, Deb and Carolyn are still supporting and helping succeed in my new career. I highly recommend CanScribe Career College if you are planning on pursuing a career in Medical Transcription. Good luck.
Lorraine Chambers, MT Honors Graduate, April 2012 [Top]
I graduated from the course in October 2010 and was hired with Accentus in December 2010. I have worked with the company for a year and a half as an MT. Yesterday, I was promoted to be a team lead and I have CanScribe to thank for creating the foundation for my MT career. I have never been happier. This opportunity is amazing and I am so excited. Without the help from the staff at CanScribe, the course itself, and... (practicum), I would not have made it here. It feels great knowing that my hard work and education has paid off.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Janet Grainger, June 29, 2012 [Top]
When I enrolled with CanScribe almost 2 years ago, I never imagined that I would feel so ready and so eager to start working upon graduation. Having graduated with high honors, I am so very grateful for all that the school has offered me. I was hired within 2 weeks of graduating. I am excited, confident, and I know I will make a difference with the company I am working for.
The idea of learning from home with 3 small children was very daunting at first. I was not sure that I had the discipline to work online 5 hours a day. I was not sure that I was going to be able to learn by reading alone. I had so many doubts and so many questions. Being home raising 3 children for 6 years left me feeling out of the loop, unskilled, and lacking the confidence I needed to get going. I was good at time management and juggling schedules. I was no stranger to getting things done and with a busy house, procrastinating was not an option. I had 6 hours a day to commit to something. Having graduated from Kinesiology and loving the content of what I studied at university, I knew I wanted to stay in the medical field. I love being home with my children and so this course allowed me to continue to be home and greet them off the bus at the end of each day.
I researched many programs and many schools. There were no other schools that had the reputation that CanScribe had, nor produced the quality of graduates that CanScribe was known for. I found the money and enrolled.
The course proved to be quite challenging. It was a challenge that left me tired, but excited at the end of the day. I worked when the kids were at school, switched hats when they got home. I was encouraged by the CanScribe staff on a monthly basis that it would all come together in the end, and I can honestly say, with only 1 extension, it really did.
The course was beautifully structured. The content and the order that it was presented was conducive to learning. The testing was frequent enough and repetitive enough to ensure the content was put to memory. The audio was of good quality and variety and gave you a real idea of what could be expected in the working world.
The final exam was fair and well presented. The platform was very user friendly. The pre-final assessment was instrumental in prepping me. Big thank you to Robyn Reynolds for the encouragement and advice!
The practicum was one of my favorite parts of the course. Finally having the opportunity to apply all that you have learned and receiving wonderful feedback from the CanScribe instructors was invaluable. It was this part that built my confidence, made me believe in myself, and gave me the will to want to get out there and start working. Instructor Susan Cunningham taught me so much in just a few shorts weeks. Thank you.
My 2011 was all about CanScribe. I loved going to my computer every day and I loved putting my brain to work.
A great big thank you to all of the staff at CanScribe for making my going back to school experience what it was!
Tania Lycett, High Honors Graduate, April 2012 [Top]
The CanScribe program gave me the foundation I needed to achieve the goals I had set for myself. I was able to hone my medical knowledge, and gain a better understanding of the written word. The course taught me how to listen well, use my intuition, and transcribe in a timely manner. In just 6 months I was able to complete the course, pass the practicum, and obtain employment. With CanScribe’s fantastic support staff, I was able to learn a new skill that lead to a new opportunity in my life. This new job allows me to stay home with my child, enjoy my own hours, and gives me the peace of mind that I can work at any time of the day; making money on my terms.
Annmarie West, MT Honors Graduate, April 2012 [Top]
As a single mother of 3 children, I decided that I wanted a more fulfilling and lucrative career. I enrolled with CanScribe Career College in the hopes of having a career that would allow me to be at home with my kids as much as possible. I was a little wary of how I would be able to stay focused on my studies and training without being in a standard classroom setting. The CanScribe staff and counsellors were amazing! They called regularly to check on me, to see if I had any questions, to encourage me, and to make sure I stayed on track with my study timeline. They were always available for me if I needed help.
I graduated from my training in February of 2012. My practicum instructor e-mailed me a list of potential employers and within 2 weeks I had 3 job offers! I am now an independently contracted MT for a large company. I work from home and am steadily gaining experience and confidence. I am thoroughly enjoying the freedom of this job!! Thank you CanScribe!
Julie Payette, Honors Graduate, February 2012 [Top]
My experience with CanScribe was wonderful. The Medical Transcription online course has provided me with the skills, knowledge, and expertise required to become an exceptional transcriptionist; whether for on-site/inter-facility or online career opportunities. I have acquired skills beyond my expectations in developing an acute listening ear, developing an accurate and high typing speed, and developing my skills in researching medical information through reliable medical internet websites.
I am most-grateful for the support provided through the college staff in various aspects and would encourage anyone interested in pursuing a career as such, to definitely select CanScribe's Medical Transcriptionist Course.
Julie Parachoniak, MT Graduate, April 2012 [Top]
My name is Linda and I am a recent (2012) Honors Grad of CanScribe. I saw their advertisement in our local paper and thought to myself, "I have always been interested in the medical field, and I would really like the freedom to be able to work from home or on the road travelling". I enrolled with CanScribe and embarked on the path of intense learning.
CanScribe offers a very extensive program, but WOW, it really prepares you for the working field. The weekly chat sessions, guest speakers and resources that are available are exceptional. The support offered by CanScribe staff is excellent. The knowledge base and experience of the staff is vast and they are always willing to assist in any way possible. The program is designed to give you quality instruction and is very user friendly.
You don’t have to be a computer whiz and age is not a factor. If you are changing careers, starting out in the work force, or perhaps even getting back into the work force, CanScribe will teach you the skills needed to succeed in the field of medical transcription.
I am proud to be a part of the CanScribe family!
Linda Fuller, MT Honors Graduate, February 2012 [Top]
For a long time, I was looking for an at-home career so I could be with my new baby, and after much research, I started giving up hope. Then I found CanScribe Career College.
My mother had graduated from the Medical Transcriptionist program and told me to enroll. She often boasted at how amazing and dedicated the staff was to all the students, on campus or from far away, and was blown away at the course content. CanScribe made my dream come true. I am now a successful work-at-home MT for a very reputable Canadian company and I can still spend the whole day at home with my little girl.
With the countless exercises and opportunities to practice like games, quizzes, and the practical portion of the program, as well as the rich and resourceful course content and the fantastic staff, I am a better MT than I ever thought I could be, and getting even better still. I am thankful for the large number of practice reports to type as well as the various different types introduced, and I think that as much as it may have seemed like I would never reach the end of them, I would have never obtained, let alone kept my current employment. The instructors are always there to support the students and always make sure they succeed; no failures on their watches! These elements, though not the only ones, were vital to my success, and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. CanScribe is the best choice an aspiring MT will ever make!
Micheline Belleau, MT Honors Graduate, February 2012 [Top]
My experience with CanScribe was excellent! The student forums were a great source of peer support. The instructors and student-support team were readily accessible whenever I had questions or concerns. Even after graduation, the staff seem to really care about graduate follow up and ongoing support. I would recommend CanScribe to anyone interested in pursuing a career in Medical Transcription.
Jacqueline Clark, MT Honors Graduate, February 2012 [Top]
I would recommend the CanScribe program to anyone interested in medical transcription. The modules were very clearly explained and the practice questions helped me retain the information learned. The staff were always readily available for any question or concern I had and were friendly. Throughout the practicum portion of the course I was given valuable advice and was offered support by my instructor and by my fellow students. Guest speaker chats and tips on where to look for work help to prepare the student for success in this field of work.
David Josuttes, MT Graduate, February 2012 [Top]
The course was a challenge. I've attended college and university, and this was the most difficult program I have ever completed. That said, it was so rewarding to receive my diploma, and even more rewarding to have been granted employment within a week of graduating.
What I love most about being a medical transcriptionist is that I know that I am making a difference in the health of people everywhere. We can't all be doctors and nurses, but I am very rewarded by knowing that what I do every day is really a crucial part of the healthcare system. People depend on my skills and my knowledge to accomplish very important goals, from diagnosing a baby's ear infection to scheduling cardiac surgery.
What I value most about the course is that it created many career paths for me. For now, I am pleased to work from home on a contract basis, but I am also looking forward to one day accomplishing a career goal of being an administrative assistant to a Professor of Medicine. All of this and more is possible, thanks to CanScribe.
Cara Howell, MT Honors Graduate, January 2012 [Top]
I had been a stay-at-home mom for many years, a decision we had made since my husband worked in the oil patch and was rarely home. But now that the children were almost grown, I was looking for some kind of work that I could do wherever I was, so that I could spend time with my husband. I wanted to be able to do whatever training I had to do and still be flexible with my time, since I still had a child in high school. I had heard about Medical Transcription. I sent away for the CanScribe information package, and was surprised to actually receive a phone call from someone at the school. Samantha answered all my questions and before long I was starting my studies.
It was great! I could work around my daughter's school schedule, work at my own pace, and I was learning so much! The student support workers were able to answer any questions I had, the twice weekly chat sessions were extremely helpful, giving the support and encouragement I needed to keep going. I am still new in the field, but I love being an MT! I get to go to work! I highly recommend CanScribe to anyone who is looking for a new or change in career.
Angela de Kleer, MT Honors Graduate, January 2012 [Top]
My time with CanScribe was fantastic! Everyone, from the instructors, student services, and even fellow students, wants to see you succeed. The flexible hours were perfect for a student with a baby and the course timeline was an excellent way to stay on track. The forums are brimming with encouragement and the scheduled chats are founts of knowledge. Guest speakers offer personalized answers from people currently working the field and an instructor-led chat is an excellent way to hone skills or learn tricks (like ilium = hip). The practicum offered at the end of the program is a perfect way to give students first-hand experience in the field, as well to give the students individual feedback and mentoring. This school doesn't just offer an education; they offer a community.
Cristina Broderick, MT Honors Graduate, January 2012 [Top]
CanScribe was an excellent experience for me. It provided me with the flexibility to learn at any time and from anywhere. The team at CanScribe were always friendly and helpful. The program was pretty intense at times, but the staff and forums were always there to motivate me. I never felt that I was alone.
The practicum portion is really when it all came together for me. It really is a valuable experience, and I would encourage anyone completing the program to take the practicum. Upon completion I applied to Accentus, and I had a signed contract within a week.
I believe this program has prepared me with the necessary skills to become a successful MT. The CanScribe name really speaks for itself. Thank you CanScribe!
Trudy Osmond, Honours Graduate, January 2012 [Top]
My experience at CanScribe was very positive. I found the course work easy to understand and work through at a good pace. I finished the course and practicum on schedule and with great encouragement that I would do fine. I didn't feel that way though. I was very worried about finding a job and didn't feel that I would be prepared if I found one. Within 1 month both places I had applied called to offer work! This was strictly on having graduated from CanScribe as I had no previous medical, computer, typing experience, and had been out of the work force for 15 years. As soon as I started working, I realized how prepared I was. The course work and the practicum really are like the working world. I am enjoying my new career. The hours fly by and the day is done before I know it.
I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a new career.
Brooke Parkinson, Honors Graduate, December 2011 [Top]
While taking the CanScribe computer training I was very impressed by the functionality of the software program. The lessons and exams were very descriptive and easy to follow and were an excellent way to learn all of the new version upgrades. I was amazed at what I learned and am confident that I will have the knowledge to use the techniques in my daily life and work.
Thank you so much CanScribe for these excellent learning modules.
Anna Flasch, Microsoft Computer Training Graduate, March 2012 [Top]
I decided to take computer training from CanScribe so that I could try and keep up with technology and my grandchildren! They are always talking about Facebook and Tweets… it was like a foreign language to me. As a very 'mature' learner and being somewhat afraid of computers, I was tentative about my ability to learn. You know the old saying about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks? Well, it's wrong! I am completing the computer training with CanScribe and am happy to say that I am now on Facebook; communicating with friends and family. I can email, search the web, play bridge online…a whole new wonderful world is opening up to me and I have CanScribe to thank.
Barb Chapman, Microsoft Computer Training Student, April 2012 [Top]
If you are seriously thinking of pursuing a successful career in medical transcription, then CanScribe is the only way to go. Don't let the word "online" fool you. Just because CanScribe is an online school does not make it less reputable. CanScribe's staff members and instructors are amazing and always ready to assist you in any way they can, even long after you've graduated. Whether you have a medical background or not, CanScribe's MT program more than prepares you to take on the real MT world with efficiency, effectiveness, and confidence.
Marichelle Ranada, Honors Graduate, December 2011 [Top]
Two quotes come to mind about CanScribe. The first comes from a line in a George Michael song: 'If you're gonna do it, do it right...'
CanScribe is the ultimate 'right way' to learn medical transcription. Students have the best faculty at their disposal. The CanScribe staff are always there to help, advise, assist and encourage. Even though learning online can feel lonely and disconnected, you are never alone with CanScribe! They ensure you are surrounded with students and faculty at every turn. You literally feel like you are attending school over on Main Street!
The second quote that comes to mind comes from my 7-year-old grandson who said: 'Go big or go home, papa!' Little did he know how much that meant at the time! Registering with CanScribe is a big decision, a significant financial investment, a one year time investment, and an all-in commitment. That's big!! But I didn't go home... I stuck with it and graduated feeling 100% qualified and prepared to enter the medical transcription workforce. The grand finale of this course is the practicum. It is such an enriching and rewarding experience that I felt triumph upon graduation. And that is a winner's feeling! All thanks to CanScribe!
Bruce Thomas, MT Graduate, February 2012 [Top]
I am a 'mature' student and when I started with CanScribe Career College I never in a million years thought I would be challenged the way I was. I thought it would be easy to just type what people said. I have typed as people talked for many years but in a very different capacity, and certainly not full reports.
I was challenged mentally, physically, and emotionally during this course, but what a journey. I discovered that I was capable of learning new information; that being persistent and staying focused on the end result were key to completing the course. I discovered that if you ask for support you get it. The people at CanScribe were so supportive during those difficult transcriptions.
The transcription portion was very challenging. There were days when I threw my hands up in despair, but as I progressed I kept adding words to my list, printed copes of reports to refer to, and took breaks to give my ears a rest. I found taking breaks very helpful so when I went back to the transcription I would be able to hear what was being said.
The practicum portion of the course was invaluable. I learned so much from my instructor and gained so much more confidence. I was able to raise my final grade to High Honors on my rewrite because of the practicum component.
Being persistent, knowing what I wanted to achieve, and seeing the final outcome in my mind were key to helping me achieve success.
Lynda Curran, High Honors Graduate, October 2011 [Top]
I enrolled myself with CanScribe fully knowing I would be enrolled with the best Canadian Medical Transcription College there is. I had the most eye opening experience of my life! I was cast into such an amazing world of knowledge from the most easy to use online program there is. At first, I was worried that it would be challenging to learn about the Medical Transcription world on my own, but with the endless amount of options available to the students, you are NEVER alone. I always felt truly supported, encouraged, and was constantly given virtual pats on my back as I progressed through the course.
Being a mom of 3, and at the time working part-time, the supported option of taking the course at your time and convenience should no doubt be the most appealing aspect of this course to everyone. Along with the knowledgeable and warm friendly atmosphere given by the instructors, it was the part of day I always looked forward to. CanScribe Career College was the highlight of my 2011. Truly the life-changing (for the better) moment for me. Within ONE week of graduating, I was offered a job with one of the biggest Medical Transcription online companies in Canada. If I can do it... YOU CAN DO IT!
Denise Brockmeyer, MT Graduate, November 2011 [Top]
I would highly recommend CanScribe to anyone interested in taking the medical transcription course. The course is very inclusive of all the information you need to know for this career. Although it can be challenging, it is good practice for the real work world. I am glad that I chose CanScribe to train in my new career as a Medical Transcriptionist.
Gloria Olson, MT Graduate, October 2011 [Top]
My experience at CanScribe was challenging and rewarding. Whenever I needed help the support from the CanScribe team was invaluable. The medical transcription course at CanScribe gave me all the skills I needed to go straight from finishing the course one day to working the next. I use the skills that I learned everyday working full-time as a MT. Graduating from the MT course at CanScribe is a very fulfilling experience.
Shelly Baker, MT Honors Graduate, December 2011 [Top]
Thank you, CanScribe! Thanks to this professional career development program, I have been able to achieve my goal of becoming a medical transcriptionist, and although this is just the beginning, I love it! I feel that the course prepared me well to work in this field - it was challenging and difficult at times but also very interesting, and everyone at CanScribe was supportive, helpful and encouraging. I never felt isolated and any questions I had were promptly answered. The chats and forums were also beneficial. It is an excellent course and I highly recommend it to anyone considering a career in medical transcription.
Bronwen Stewart, Honors Graduate, November 2011 [Top]
CanScribe prepared me brilliantly for my future career as an MT. The course is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. Many times I felt frustrated and intimidated by the amount of material I had to learn, but CanScribe was supportive and helpful through those rough patches. In the end, I am so grateful that the course was as difficult as it was as now that I am officially an MT employed full time; the work is a dream come true! I have learned almost everything I need to know, and I apply the course material to my work on a daily basis. Thank you, CanScribe, for giving me the opportunity to work from home in an interesting and rewarding line of work.
Marcella Moorcroft, Honors Graduate, October 2011 [Top]
I was an ECE teacher for 30+ years, when I had an accident that would prevent me from returning to teaching. I thought and thought, 'what will I be able to do around my pain schedule and from home?' I have always been interested in the medical field, having spent so many times in the hospital and in and out of specialist's offices. I felt like I knew a lot about procedures, illnesses, medications, etc.
I went to a Global Training office, spoke with a woman named Joan (who was so helpful to me), and she sent me on to Bowman Employment (who is a federally funded office to help retrain people who could no longer work in the field they have been working in most of their lives, and need retraining). I was accepted as one of the people to receive help with retraining expenses, living expenses, etc. to go back to school.
I also applied all over for any grants or awards that I might qualify for. I won an award from the Minerva Foundation for $2000; it was the Minerva Foundation's CanScribe award. There are many awards out there to apply for that may help you in your goal. I started CanScribe and was amazed at the first few modules about your computer. I learned a lot of things that have made my life easier just from those modules, so do not think "ya right" when you see it, like I did, but carry on and be amazed at what you can do with your computer besides type.
The courses became more and more interesting the further I got along in the course. It is a one year course but because I could give more time to it, I had expected to finish in March instead of July 2011. Unfortunately, I ended up having to have two knee surgeries, the second one being a TKR (total knee replacement, did you know what tka stood for? If so, sign up, you are ready!) I was delayed in finishing but when I finished I sent out my resume all over the place, not really expecting to hear from anyone for a few weeks. Not! The next day I got a call, and 2 days later I was working.
This job was perfect for me, unfortunately the boss and I had different opinions on how newbie's should start at a new place of employment. I will not go into that now only to say after a few weeks, I had no choice but to leave. I thought to myself, it is getting close to Christmas and we want to go away for our 40th anniversary in January, so I will wait until then to look hard. Again I sent out my resumes "just in case". Well once again I was called and a few days later working fulltime again.
There is one thing a lot of us do not know; there are so many employers out there that will NOT hire unless a person has taken this training... I cannot stress this enough...Good luck to you all.
Laurie Wright, Honors Graduate, October 2011 [Top]
I absolutely loved my CanScribe experience. I had been a stay at home mom for 14 years, and finally made the decision to go back to work. I wanted something I could do from home that had a flexible schedule and that was challenging. I still wanted to be available for my son when he needed me, i.e. rides to work, school functions, etc. A friend of mine had taken the course years ago, so I chatted with her and then made the decision to take the course. It was very informative and frustrating at times, but now that I have a job in the field, I realize how valuable all the information in the course was. I feel I was extremely prepared for the working world of Medical Transcription. Of course, there is a learning curve when you are actually working, but the training I received made it less overwhelming. I would definitely recommend this profession to anyone who wants to work from home doing a challenging and flexible job. I wish I had done it years ago!
Sue Gould, MT Honors Graduate, October 2011 [Top]
I had 22 years of MOA experience in 2 specialties when I decided to enter the CanScribe medical transcription course. I had done a lot of research into Canadian companies and they assured me that CanScribe grads are considered as eligible employees. CanScribe is respected at the very highest level by these companies. The course itself is intense and extremely educational. To graduate with the highest marks possible, a student must be dedicated and work hard throughout the course. I think most students experience a certain level of frustration and worry about actually being hired at the end of the course. Well, I can tell you that jobs are available and that the gating process requires the same level of dedication and hard work as the course. It pays off. I have been hired by 2 Canadian companies. I will be doing speech recognition editing with one and transcription with the other, as a part-time employee for both - from home.
My MOA experience did offer exposure to certain specialty terms, but the CanScribe course is what prepared me for transcription at the level required today. One of the most important abilities we attain during the course is researching. I would not have been hired without graduating from CanScribe and also, I would not have been prepared for the gating process.
I owe my successful results to the quality of the CanScribe course and the expectations it places at our feet. My dedication and hard work will enable me to use all I have learned throughout the course and apply it to my work. Just knowing that CanScribe offers lifetime support throughout our careers is comforting. We are never alone in our frustration and in our success!!!
Judith Scott, MT High Honors Graduate, October 2011 [Top]
CanScribe is the school recommended by many Medical Transcription companies. My CanScribe experience was a positive one. I enjoyed learning the material and there was always somebody there either by email or by telephone more than willing to help me if I needed it. I was hired within 2 weeks of graduating CanScribe because the company I work for now prides itself on hiring CanScribe graduates.
Janis Nedelec, MT Graduate, August 2011 [Top]
After many years of work in the same trade, I suddenly found myself in the position of having to find a new line of work. Medical transcription seemed like the ideal thing for me, so I set about thoroughly researching the colleges who could teach me. CanScribe came up the best, hands down – and now I know why.
The course is perfectly structured to take a raw beginner and turn him or her into a proficient, ultimately-employable Medical Transcriptionist. Friendly, patient, always-accessible staff, chat rooms and forums through which to share frustrations and helpful hints with other students, practicums that take one from student to employed MT, and probably the most useful job search tips I've ever encountered, all took me directly into a job I just love – with virtually no 'down-time' between graduation and employment. Would I recommend this course? You bet! I have – to everyone I meet who is looking for a new career.
Jane Blackmore, MT Honors Graduate, July 2011 [Top]
Deciding to take the Medical Transcription course through CanScribe was one of the best decisions I've made. The staff at CanScribe were very supportive every step of the way, and I never felt alone in cyberspace.
By the time I completed the course and practicum I had not only the knowledge, but the confidence knowing I could be a successful MT. I am now happily working from home as a contractor for two transcription companies and I love it! Being a single mom, I couldn't ask for a better, and I couldn’t have done this without CanScribe.
Thanks for the support from all of you at CanScribe.
Celeste LaChambre, MT Graduate, October 2011 [Top]
My experience with CanScribe Career College was extremely positive. All of the staff at the college were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They made it very easy to study from home. The program taught me a lot and the way it is set up makes it easy to learn. I hope you can benefit from the Medical Transcription course as I have.
Jody Paulson, MT Graduate, October 2011 [Top]
This was a whole new journey for me, but an excellent one!! I was looking for something I could do at home and just happened to see this ad in the paper from CanScribe and did some research and thought, how interesting.!! It was the best choice I have made. The course is well structured and prepares you well for working in the real world. It was fun, exciting and sometimes very frustrating, but you knew you could always pick up the phone for help. The CanScribe team is truly awesome. They are helpful, supportive and were always there to give you that extra little confidence boost. I have signed with Accentus and can't wait to start!! It's always a good thing when you learn something new every day!!
Teresa Frederick, MT Honors Graduate, July 2011 [Top]
I'm one of those people who "notices" things - the incorrect spelling, the wrong word used, the boom mike or suddenly missing item in the background of a program or film. It used to drive me nuts! This course has allowed me to put that idiosyncrasy to use, and to get paid for it
The CanScribe course was just the ticket. Everyone in the organization is truly supportive and gives freely of their time and knowledge. The course is a great preparation for the real world and the opportunity to learn from home was huge. I completed the course in one year (in spite of a number of hiccups on the home front) and achieved Honours on my first try at the final exam. The post-course practicum experience allowed me to use all of the skills that I had learned in the course and, within two weeks of completion, I was lucky to have three job offers! I am now privileged to be an Accentus IC and am "lovin' every minute of it!"
If you are willing to put the time and effort in, the CanScribe course and staff will help you achieve great things!
Linda DiMambro, Honors Graduate, July 2011 [Top]
If anyone is looking for a career in medical transcription, look no further than CanScribe! I graduated from the course in July 2011 and my overall experience was excellent. This course was extremely thorough and provided the perfect amount of practice for "real world" transcription. One of the many benefits of the CanScribe course is the ability to study from home, according to your own schedule and pace. Day or night, the staff is readily available to answer any questions you may have and offer support and encouragement. I found the instructors to be very pleasant and invaluable sources of advice and assistance. I would recommend the course to anyone looking for a job in the medical transcription field. Thank you, CanScribe!
Shira Kurtz, Honors Graduate, July 2011 [Top]
I had been having a desire to work from home for quite some time, but didn't quite know how that might be achieved. One day I was perusing a news website and looked at the jobs section. There I saw an ad for medical transcriptionists and right along with it was a notice from CanScribe! It was like a light bulb went off and I knew that was what I was going to try and do. Challenging, rewarding and exciting are words I would use to describe it. The wonderful CanScribe team was always right there to help and support whenever needed. The training is very thorough and prepares the student well for work in the outside world. I am now happily an independent contractor working from home and loving what I am doing.
Sharon Landrath, MT Honors Graduate, July 2011 [Top]
I graduated from CanScribe Career College in July of this year and what a great experience it was!! I really enjoyed the course although it was very challenging at times. This course is very thorough and prepares you for real world transcription. This course provided many different practice applications that really give you a solid background. The staff are amazingly helpful and so encouraging. They are with you every step of the way.
I was employed one month after I graduated and I love my new career! CanScribe prepared me well and I highly recommend this course.
Jennifer Dix, MT Honours Graduate, July 2011 [Top]
I enrolled with CanScribe in August 2010. It came about after much research into the world of today's "Medical Transcription". I looked into careers which could offer me flexibility in hours, flexibility in "the workplace" (mostly the option to work from home), and the possibility of contributing to our healthcare industry. After careful consideration I chose my new "ongoing" career in Medical Transcription. My next step would be my source of education. Again, I did the research, and the best education platform that I could find, with the highest percentage of successful employment upon graduation, was CanScribe. I won't lie, my new educational path had weeds to pluck and prickles to remove - I am 46 after all, but it was life-changing. I graduated from CanScribe this August 2011, with High Honours, an achievement that brings me to tears. Best yet, immediately following my Practicum I applied to and was offered a position as MT with Accentus.
If anyone out there is struggling, as I did, with a new career choice - whether you are 19 or 99 - Medical Transcription has been extremely rewarding and I can't wait for every new day to exercise my learned skills. CanScribe offers the best curriculum, theory and practical - with a practicum which is invaluable to the next step of employment.
Thank you, CanScribe, for being there every step of the way in the road to my new career. If I had it to do over....I would in a heartbeat! Kudos to CanScribe and your staff... a job well done!
Kelly Albert, High Honours Graduate, August 2011 [Top]
My experience with CanScribe was 100% positive. I enjoyed the course very much and the staff were very helpful. Even though I was doing my training alone at home, I never felt alone. There was always someone just a call or click away! They called me often to see how I was doing and to ask if I had any questions relating to the material. To be honest, I don't think I ever did, because everything was laid out so nicely and explained so well that it was no trouble at all. The course is challenging at times, but I am grateful for that, because so is the real world!
I also really appreciated that I could work on school and accommodate my schedule. I learned so much in this course and am now employed through Accentus and doing very well. Thanks CanScribe!
Briana Smith, CanScribe Graduate, January 2011 [Top]
I can't believe it has been more than 4 years since I graduated from CanScribe. The time has just flown by and I have been very busy greatly enjoying my new found career. I have worked for the better part of those 4 years at a wonderful Canadian transcription company and I couldn’t be happier doing what I am doing. I have worked my way up to a wonderfully rewarding career and in the past 4 years; I have been acknowledged by our client with 3 awards of excellence in transcription quality. I owe this in large part to the excellent training I received at CanScribe. Not a week goes by that I don't feel grateful that I chose CanScribe for their top-notch training when I am faced with a situation that I may not have known how to address was it not for all of the attention to detail that I received from my training. CanScribe covered all the bases and were so supportive that I would not be where I am today without them. I love my job, make good money, and have so much flexibility. I can't think of a better career and I can’t think of any better place to prepare for this chosen career other than CanScribe. Thank you CanScribe and thank you Sam for opening up this opportunity for me.
Julie West, High Honors Graduate, Accentus MT [Top]
Taking medical transcription through CanScribe was one of the best decisions I ever made. I love that you can study according to your own time schedule. The staff were all so positive and helpful. The chat room and forum was very informative - and fun! I signed a contract just days after receiving my final marks and I have CanScribe to thank!
Melissa Ellix, High Honours Graduate, June 2011 [Top]
I am very happy to report that I am currently working for Accentus. CanScribe provides a well-designed course that is easy to follow and offers exemplary support for students who want to complete an online medical transcription course. The staff are knowledgeable and follow through with assisting students with their challenges and their job search. Thank you for a great experience!
Natasha Ryuzaki, Honours Graduate, June 2011 [Top]
After 15 years in retail, I finally decided that I didn’t want to do this anymore.. I became pregnant and after my maternity leave was over, I decided I was not ready to leave my little one at a daycare.. A friend of mine (who is a nurse in the Deep River/Pembroke area) told me about working from home as an MT.. So I researched the internet, and with a little luck I stumbled upon the CanScribe site.. I enrolled and since that day I have not looked back.. I am so happy I decided to take this career path.. As scary as it is going back to school at the age of 40, I can honestly say it was the best decision ever and the timing was great.. I had so many questions from the very start, and each and every one was answered to my satisfaction.. The course exceeded my expectations and the staff was very helpful every step of the way.
A special mention goes out to my practicum instructor for her patience, wisdom, but most of all her words of encouragement when I got discouraged. The staff at Canscribe have gone above and beyond. I went from being a student, to a High Honours grad to a working MT all within 14 months.
At the same time, I would like to thank ALL of you at CanScribe Career College for all the help and encouragement you have given me throughout my studies.. This is by far the best choice I have made.. It is never too late to change careers and learn something new, because even today, I learn something new each day.
Nathalie Goulet, High Honours Graduate, March 2011 [Top]
CanScribe is such a great school, with great support and staff. I am so glad that I chose to go with CanScribe for my training. The in-depth and "real-life" training, (through the practicum) experience was hard, but amazing, and has enabled me to start my new career with a sense of great confidence. I would definitely recommend CanScribe to anyone who is thinking of pursuing a career in the Medical Transcription field.
Dani Moore, MT Graduate, May 2011 [Top]
I graduated in 2009, but I wanted to give you an update on how things are going. I am currently working from home as an independent contractor. I am absolutely LOVING my career as an MT! I feel that the CanScribe course prepared me very well for doing this job and gave me the confidence that I needed to succeed in this career. I made the decision a couple of years ago to give up a very successful career to take the CanScribe course to become an MT and I have never looked back since. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Not only do I find the job challenging and interesting, but the extra time I now have to spend with my family is invaluable.
I have recommended CanScribe to numerous people (and several have now signed up for the course), and I will continue to do so! Thank you so much for everything.
Jennifer Jahanshir, Honours Graduate, April 2009 [Top]
I saw CanScribe's advertisement in our local newspaper; it caught my eye as I had been searching, for quite some time, to figure out what I wanted to do. I checked out their website and immediately became excited about what they were offering. My strengths were spelling, grammar and also several years of Latin in high school. I also have a penchant for researching diseases. As I wanted to work from home, I felt that I could really benefit from their course to become a medical transcriptionist.
The CanScribe staff were fantastic. They offered very comprehensive support administratively and technologically and they never made me feel inadequate regardless of how simple the question. The CanScribe course, I felt, really prepared me for the real world of medical transcription, as it provided a solid background with so many different practice dictations to allow you to experience what you would actually face in the field. It was money well spent.
Leila Iwanko, MT Graduate, July 2009 [Top]
I would recommend CanScribe if you are looking to further your education in the medical transcriptionist field. They were very understanding of personal issues and helped as much as they could. I like that CanScribe has extensions available as I used all of them. If I had any questions the staff and instructors were very helpful. Since I was able to take the course at home and work at my own pace it relieved a lot of the stress associated with furthering your education.
Melissa Lohse, MT Graduate, June 2011 [Top]
CanScribe provided me with an excellent learning experience. I was able to train for a career while I still attended university! I learned at my own pace, had access to a multitude of tools and resources, and had constant support not only from CanScribe staff, but fellow students. The learning environment was always encouraging and positive, and helped me strive for improvement. When I graduated, I found a rewarding career as a medical transcriptionist. By completing CanScribe’s training, I found I was not only academically prepared but mentally prepared to face the challenges of the workplace. I found a there were many people wanting to hire someone with my credentials, and I haven't looked back since!
When I first began, I was an English student in her fourth year of university. When I graduated, I was well-versed in medical literature and ready to start a totally different life. Joining CanScribe’s program was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Kate Griffin, Completed MT Training December 2009 [Top]
I was looking to make a career change. I had heard about Medical Transcription and decided to look into it further. After looking locally, and also at some online options, I found CanScribe. Deciding on this program, at CanScribe, was the best career decision I could have made. While many of my friends are searching for work, and stuck in casual spots, I have the career I want, with the hours I want, and a great income as well. CanScribe is the best program out there. I have heard that from my employer, as well as other MTs, and I know it through firsthand experience. The program gives a great foundation in terminology which has proven to be extremely valuable. Then, the course gives you hundreds of practice dictations at many skill levels. This was also a huge advantage once I got into the workforce, because I had experience transcribing for all types of specialties and a huge range of doctors. I love working as an MT, and CanScribe got me there.
Christina Muise, Honours Graduate, January 2011 [Top]
When I decided I wanted to become an MT, I looked around at different schools offering training. I happened on CanScribe a bit by accident when I met with a guidance counselor at another bricks and mortar school who mentioned CanScribe in passing. Skeptical about it being strictly online, I added it to my list of places to review but from the very first day I contacted the school and ended up laughing on the phone, I was sold. I cannot say enough good things about CanScribe, their staff and the course. Throughout my entire year they were nothing but friendly, jovial, and supportive and always there to answer questions by phone, email, and/or chat. The course itself was wonderful – it was challenging, informative, trained my listening ear beyond what I would have believed possible, and it allowed me the freedom to work independently with the knowledge that there was always a solid support system at my back.
I learned a lot in the course, so much that I'm still surprised I retained it all, but the most valuable component for me was the practicum. The one-on-one attention was crucial in giving me confidence with the knowledge and practical training the course had given me.
I was hired a month after finishing the course and thanks to CanScribe I get to start this fabulous new career at home in my pajamas!
Jessica Murray, High Honours Graduate, April 2011 [Top]
I have to be honest when I say that I was really hesitant about going back to school. For me it wasn't about just taking a course to pass the time. Taking this course meant spending money on a future career that would help benefit my family. I knew going back to school would have its challenges, especially with an 8 year old and 2 year old twin girls, but I took the plunge and am so happy that I did.
Although I doubted myself through parts of the course, the instructors were right there to give me the boost that I needed to keep going. It's funny how they can see your potential before you can. I honestly believe that the staff and instructors go well beyond their job description to answer every question and help you to be your very best.
Every part of the medical transcription course through CanScribe impressed me. From the computer training to the PET there was never a dull moment and I have to say I am more prepared for the real world as a working MT than I thought I could be. For me, the best part of the course was the Practicum. Although I had my ups and downs, Trudi was right there to keep me going. I didn't believe in myself the way that she did, but with her guidance, knowledge and caring nature I was able to see what I could become if I practiced everything that I had been taught.
Thanks to Trudi and all of the wonderful, caring instructors (whom I think would rather help their students than sleep) I am now a confident Medical Transcriptionist. THANK YOU CanScribe for preparing me for a great future in the MT industry and for caring about me as a person and not just a number. You are all amazing and deserve more than just a pat on the back for what you do.
Wendi Rioux, CanScribe MT Graduate, June 2011 [Top]
Anyone considering a career in medical transcription should definitely enroll through CanScribe. I originally had my doubts that an online course could be of any quality or even would be recognized by a reputable company, so I applied at a local college. Just before my course was to start the program at the college fell through. I was so upset and disappointed at the time because I could not go to another college in another city and I was not prepared to have to leave my home. I decided to give CanScribe a try, so I got on the internet, as well as the phone, and did some research on CanScribe. I have to say that the feedback that I received from these reputable and large medical transcription companies had only good things to say about CanScribe graduates. Some went on to say that CanScribe graduates are the first people they would hire and that they waive the usual 2 years of experience most companies require. I also liked the fact that you could start the course anytime of the year. In addition, tuition fees and books were a great price; it would have cost me more had I attended the college that I had originally applied to.
I cannot say enough about the CanScribe staff. They are so helpful and always available, they check up on your progress online and by telephone and give you numerous online websites that will aid you in becoming the best transcriptionist that you can be. They will also help you find a job after you complete the course. I have made lifelong friendships with some of the staff.
I completed the course with honours and received 3 job offers in less than 2 weeks after graduating from CanScribe. I am now working at home on the days and times of my choosing. I am so happy that I chose CanScribe. It was the best decision I have ever made.
Lisa Thompson, Honours Graduate, April 2011 [Top]
What a wonderful education CanScribe offers!
It was very detailed and informative and every aspect of the course was covered in a perfect order. Every little detail from the beginning came together and made sense throughout the course.
Although this was an online course, I did not miss the classroom or feel disconnected in any way. The instructors at CanScribe were always available and ready to help.
This education and knowledge have laid a strong foundation for me to work from. It was both challenging and rewarding, and has prepared me well for this exciting new career.
Thank you CanScribe for this wonderful experience!
Wendy Riffel, Honours Graduate, May 2011 [Top]
I worked in the Transportation field for 15 years. I commuted over 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. I was worn out. I had always been interested in the medical field and I thought how great it would be to have an interesting career from home, and no more commuting. I enrolled with CanScribe in January of 2009 and graduated with Honours in December of 2009. I am currently employed and I am working as an Independent Contractor from home. I can honestly say that CanScribe prepared me for everything I am now facing at work. During the course I was never alone, there was always someone at CanScribe cheering me on and supporting me every step of the way.
I have never been happier in my life and I know I made the right career choice, thanks to CanScribe.
Carmen Overgaard, Honours Graduate, December 2009 [Top]
I wanted to find a career where I could work from home, and also one that allowed me to move without changing jobs. Medical transcription seemed to fit the bill perfectly.
I did my research. CanScribe was the most widely recognized so I went for it.. I am so glad I did.. The program was comprehensive and the practicum invaluable.. My Q&A editor Sue was awesome.. She helped me fine-tune and gave me great advice for the interview progress.
Thank you CanScribe.. I am a working MT!
Lenita Bracha, Honours Graduate, April 2010 [Top]
Medical transcription training through CanScribe is a challenging yet rewarding experience. As a former teacher, I found the course to be extremely well presented, with clearly stated expectations, helpful time lines, ongoing and numerous support options, and lively content. This content was highly interactive, relevant, and a great preparation for actual MT employment. The staff could not have been more supportive or knowledgeable. It is obviously a very professional, well thought out, and effective package – one that has led me to very satisfying employment in this important aspect of health care.
Mary Jane Reid, High Honors Grad, April 2010 [Top]
In December 2007, I began my training in the medical transcriptionist program with CanScribe.
My initial plan for enrolling into this program was to find another source of employment due to the position I held with my employer of 13 years was no longer suitable with my current disability.
I have osteoarthritis in my spine, which has caused me to be off work for the last 3 yrs. During this time, I was given the opportunity to do a lot of soul searching and through all that found that self-employment was definitely something that I wanted to do in my future.
My daughter was the first person who mentioned a career as a medical transcriptionist in order that I could work from home. She had heard about this career through her roommate...
I received surgery in August 2008 on my neck to relieve some of the discomfort that the nerve damage had done. My neurosurgeon was impressed and surprised when I asked him after the surgery if I could get a copy of the procedure. He was amazed that first I would want to read the procedure but secondly that I could understand the terminology.
In February 2009 after many long hours of studying, I graduated from the program with honours. This was no small feat. It has taken determination, self-sacrifice, and motivation, just to name a few. There were many days where I would have rather have been outdoors enjoying the hot summer days but instead chose to stay in and work on the course knowing that full well all my hard work would pay in the end.
I have gone through two rounds of training for the practicum and am getting ready for my third attempt. Some situations are just out of our control, but I am determined to receive the training required in order that I can have a successful job experience.
The people at CanScribe... have been great. The chat sessions are very informative and loaded with all the necessary tools required to make this all possible. I have met so many great people through the CanScribe program and I cannot say enough for networking. Some of these people have become my closest friends and are always there to give support or lend a hand when I need it.
I remember my first experience at listening to a report. I can remember thinking never in my wildest dreams will I ever be able to do this and 1 year later I am doing it, and not too bad at it I might add.
The medical field has such a potential for anyone who is willing to take the time and put some effort into it. The jobs in this field are numerous and expand throughout Canada and the US. It all depending on just how far you want to go with it; it has no limitations. All you need is the willingness to learn and apply yourself along with sacrificing some of your “me” time. If this is your dream, go for it. It will be worth it in the end.
Good luck to you and your studies if you choose this path and remember, “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”.
Charlene Gallant, Honours Graduate, February 2009 [Top]
I started CanScribe after my daughter was born, while I was on maternity leave. With the help of CanScribe, I actually started a position with the Stollery Children's Hospital in Pediatric Cardiology before I was even finished Intermediate Transcription! Now my husband is taking the course while working in hopes of working from home one day.
Good luck to everyone!
Lindsay Collinson, Graduate, November 2008 [Top]
My name is Andrea Fleming. I am 36 years old, married, and a mother of 3 children under the age of 9. After my husband made a major career change 3 years ago, I found myself looking for my own career change that would allow me the flexibility to work around my family's schedule. After about a year of researching, I decided that medical transcription could offer both the flexibility and the challenge that I was looking for. I researched many different transcription schools, and in the end I chose CanScribe Career College because of the practicum that they offered upon completion of the course. With no medical background, I felt that CanScribe offered me the best chance of getting hired with a transcription company because of the experience that the practicum would give me.
So, with a great amount of excitement and trepidation, I began the course on September 5, 2007 and graduated, with Honours, on November 13, 2008. I found the practicum very challenging, but I managed to complete it on December 16, 2008, and I signed my contract with Accentus on January 9, 2009. I continue receive support and encouragement from CanScribe. My experience with CanScribe Career College was exactly what they said it would be. The course was set up in a way that was challenging, but not overwhelming, and each section prepared me for the next section. I found support in the forum and great information in the chats. Although I know that my new career with Accentus will be challenging, I also know that CanScribe Career College is behind me and they have prepared me well. Thank you CanScribe!
Andrea Fleming, Honours Graduate, November 2008 [Top]
Enrolling in the Medical Transcription course with CanScribe has been an incredible experience. I recently graduated with honours and I am so proud to now have the title of Medical Transcriptionist. This course comes with so much support from both the staff at CanScribe and the students. The huge advantage of this course for me was the flexibility. As a mother of 3 young children it was a necessity. I completed the course in twice the time that it takes some students, but I still completed my goal of graduating with honours. The MT course is very in depth and although it is a lot to learn, it is worth every step that it takes. I have gained such a sense of accomplishment from completing this course and a new found confidence that I can meet any goals I set for myself. If anyone is considering a career in Medical Transcription, look no further! CanScribe will help make it happen!
Amy Gabert, Honours Graduate, November 2008 [Top]
I started the CanScribe course when our little boy was 6 months old as I realized I wanted to be able to work from home. I found the course to be extremely thorough and an excellent preparation for working life. I found the materials easy to use and it was good to know that help was only a phone call away. All the staff at CanScribe are extremely efficient and supportive and I have found that they answer emails and phone calls very quickly. I also found the forums to be a great support. Although I didn't contribute to them a great deal I read them every day and often found useful tips. I think the best part of the course was the practicum and I would encourage everyone to participate in this as I think it prepares you for the real world of MT work better than anything else.
Wendy Preston, Honours Grad, Oct 2008 [Top]
I had contemplated becoming a Medical Transcriptionist for about a year and a half before I finally made the decision to pursue it. The idea of working from home and having the flexibility that MT jobs seemed to offer really appealed to me. The things that were holding me back were the cost of the course, and the concern that I would be able find a job in the field once I completed it. Once I decided that I was willing to take the chance, I researched the various courses that were available online and decided to sign on with CanScribe. I can honestly say that I have not regretted my decision.
I started the course in April of 2007 and graduated with Honours in October of 2008. I completed the practicum November of 2008 and signed a contract with MedQuist Canada in December of 2008.
On completion of the course and practicum, I found the CanScribe staff very helpful in answering any questions I had with regard to applying to MTSO's and providing encouragement in finding employment.
I have found that the CanScribe course, without a doubt, prepares you well for a career in the MT industry. I would not hesitate to recommend the course to anyone considering it.
Lisa Huggard, Honours Graduate, October 2008 [Top]
My name is Marnie Willer and I and I am a stay at home mom who was once a registered nurse. My children have gotten older, and I really missed my nursing but wanted a job I could do from home that would still pertain to my nursing field and what I had trained to do as my career. My mom told me about an ad for medical transcriptionists with CanScribe, so I enquired and decided to enroll. My medical background was of a definite advantage and through hard work and dedication I completed the course.
The path through medical transcription is a very interesting one right from the medical end of it to transcribing numerous reports. The people who work at CanScribe are very supportive and always very helpful with any and all questions. They understand your frustration and urge you through it, as well as pat you on the back with all your successes. It is wonderful to be able to enroll in an educational program and do the entire schooling and testing all from your own home computer and at your own speed.
CanScribe assists you with a list of possible places of employment once you are finished, so you are not just left out there on your own trying to figure out what's next. It took a lot of online time applying and testing with numerous companies, but again hard work paid off, and I received a job in November and began working in my new chosen career in December. It has been great! The company I work for is wonderful and very supportive.
If you have interests at all in the medical field and are a dedicated, disciplined person who wishes to work in the comfort of your own home, this is the place for you!
Marnie Willer, Honors Graduate September 2008 [Top]
I found CanScribe very helpful all the way through the course and especially now that I am searching for work. It is easy to follow the course as you go. The chat lines and forums were great too. They allowed you to connect with others. Many times when I felt like it was just too difficult and I wasn't sure if I was on the right track, I found through the chat line that there were others who were going through the same things as me. That helped a lot.
Joyce Anderson, Graduate August 2008 [Top]
I would like to take this time to thank all of the CanScribe staff for the fantastic job you do there. I never once felt "alone" at any time during the course and it was a huge comfort knowing that help was only a click or phone call away. You are all so supportive and constantly cheering from the sidelines. I am so glad that I chose CanScribe as the place to receive my medical transcription education from and I would not hesitate to recommend your program to anyone contemplating this type of career. It was not easy, but then most things worth having are not! I am now able to accept the position offered to me and begin my "real time" work as a Medical Transcriptionist.
Kimberley Lynds, Honours Graduate, July 2008 [Top]
I just want to say I would highly recommend CanScribe's course to anyone who is considering the medical transcription field. The curriculum is widely recognized in the industry as one of the best. Because of the great reputation that CanScribe's students have, I was able to gain employment less than 1 week after I completed the practicum and have confidence in my ability and know I will succeed and continue to grow and learn. I want to thank CanScribe and all of the wonderful people who work there; they have all been really supportive.
Deb Amstein, High Honours Graduate, May 2008 [Top]
I graduated from CanScribe in March of 2008 and I have a fulltime position at the local hospital in Kamloops. The practicum that is offered along with the course has given me a great educational experience overall. CanScribe definitely prepares you for the "real world" of medical transcription! It really teaches a person how to transcribe, as well as being totally prepared for the objective portion of the job. Thank you for providing me with an outstanding learning experience! Thank you for giving me a wealth of knowledge and the confidence to start a new career. CanScribe, you have given me the tools I need to make my dream come true. Thank you for offering a course that can be achieved while accomplishing life's normal tasks and challenges. This has been a very positive experience for me!!
Diane Wenz, Honours Graduate, March 2008 [Top]
I am currently employed with Accentus and I would recommend my employer to other MTs. Following graduation, I worked for 2 other MTSO's prior to landing my position with Accentus and I must say that I am far happier here than with my previous 2 jobs. Not that I didn't like the other 2 companies, but Accentus is a very reputable company and a fantastic employer.
I love my career as an MT. I work from home and, while the pay check may not be as large as when I worked full time (prior to having children), I make enough to pay the bills and still be able to be a full-time mother for my 2 children. Another reason I enjoy working from home is that when my kids' school has a storm day, I am here to pick them up and be home, yet I can still get some work done. I don't have to pay for daycare or other expenses that are required when you work out of the home. I also do not have a set shift and can work any hours I like, just as long as I meet my minimum requirement.
So there you are. In a nutshell, I must tell you that my decision to become an MT and take my course through CanScribe was probably the best career decision of my life. I love what I do and I would recommend it to others without a second thought.
Jo-Ann Souchereau, High Honours Graduate, August 2006 [Top]
I work for AccuScribe and would recommend them to other MTs. I have just begun my career as a Medical Transcriptionist, but so far it is what I have always dreamed of!! I get to work from home and am very happy with my income.
While I was taking the course through CanScribe, I always felt as though I had someone sitting on my shoulder helping me through the whole process of learning. There was always so much support and I was always treated respectfully and quickly. I am very proud to say that I am a CanScribe Medical Transcriptionist graduate!
Marcy Nolan, Honours Graduation, October 2008 [Top]
This January marked my third year with Accentus! I gave up my casual position at our local hospital this past year because things were going so well with Accentus. I love the flexibility of working from home, but truly value the experience I got working on-site, especially as a new MT just starting out. Overall, I have had a very positive experience with Accentus and have highly recommended them to a number of fellow MTs.
Since I graduated, I have seen a continued improvement in my skills, confidence level and speed. Because of these improvements, I have seen an increase in salary and am happy with what I currently make per hour. I work on a large hospital account, so my work types and dictators are constantly changing. This can make it difficult at times, but keeps me challenged and always learning new things. I truly love my job and taking the course through CanScribe was one of the best things I have ever done!!
Nikki Thiessen, High Honours Graduation, October 2005 [Top]
I would just like to say how much I appreciate all of you at CanScribe!
I believe I have been somewhat of a 'quiet' student, not laying much demand on your support offerings. But whenever I have had any communication with any of you, it has been professional, helpful, sympathetic, respectful, illuminating, and you are all just such nice people!! Please pass it on to Frank and the others who do so much to make us students feel special and worthy. You're the best!
Viviana Keir, Graduate, May 2009 [Top]
I had been doing bookkeeping onsite, and at home for the past 18 years. I was looking through the local newspaper for employment opportunities and saw an ad for training to become a Medical Transcriptionist. I talked to a few people that were doing that work and decided that was what I wanted to do. I was ready for a career change. I checked out the CanScribe website and did the course demo. I called CanScribe and was greeted by extremely friendly staff. They sent out all the paper work to fill out and within days I had my reference materials and my online course was up and running. I was so excited to be learning something so completely new for me, as I had been doing the same thing for such a long time. The course instructions were easy to follow, and I couldn’t wait to get to each new section. The nice thing about the online course was that I could study on my own time. Once a month a staff member from CanScribe would call and make sure I was not having any trouble, and give me an update of my progress. The CanScribe forum is a really great way to find out invaluable information from other students and graduates. Personally, there were many things from the forum that helped me along the way.
The transcription portion of the course was challenging, but definitely prepares one for the real world of medical transcription. Once again the forum provided information for great reference sites. I managed to complete the course in just over 9 months, and graduated with high honours. By the time I finished my practicum, it had been exactly 1 year since I started the course. I would recommend anyone who is looking into doing medical transcription to take the CanScribe Career College course. It is fun, challenging, and prepares you for working in the medical transcription field.
Colleen Miller, High Honours Graduate, March 2009 [Top]
I am truly happy with my new career. I was a salon owner/operator for almost 13 years and because of a reaction I started to develop to the chemicals, I was put in a position where I needed to change careers. In my mid 30s I was not sure what to do when a friend told me about CanScribe. I was encouraged from the moment I called the school to get more information, and signed up a week later. I have always received tremendous support along the way, and was very happy with how I could connect with other students and grads on the forum and during the chat sessions. It is a great way for extra help, support and to get to know your fellow students. It makes you feel a part of something. It encouraged me to push through the frustrating sections, and it was nice to know there were other students going through the same thing. Since graduating with high honours I was offered a great job one week later, and have been a happy working MT every since. I will also add, that I was offered more than one job since graduating, and have since made a change to a bigger company. I feel that CanScribe has a great reputation and by having them on your resume makes you stand out above the rest.
So thank you CanScribe for my new career.
Anna Dubois, High Honours Graduate, March 2009 [Top]
I cannot say enough good things about CanScribe. The course was in-depth. I found it to be very thorough and challenging. It really helped that I was able to work at my own pace while still working. The instructors were extremely helpful whenever I had any questions or concerns. The forum is a great place to meet other students and ask questions, and if you don't want to ask, just have a look around, because there is a lot of helpful information on there!
After graduating, the instructors went above and beyond their call of duty to try and accommodate me in the practicum. I was offered a job as a MT just 6 weeks after graduation. I am now working as an MT full-time from my home and absolutely loving it!
CanScribe totally prepared me for my new career. Everything I learned from this course, I am able to utilize in my new MT job. Thank you CanScribe!
Marianne Spanics, Honours Graduate March 2009 [Top]
When I first started thinking about being a Medical Transcriptionist, my first thoughts were something like "I can type, so I should be able to do that." Well, what I didn't realize was that medical transcriptionists are well-trained professionals. I did not realize that it takes commitment, patience, persistence, and a real interest in learning the various aspects of the medical field to become a medical transcriptionist. There is so much to learn, but CanScribe was there providing support, and instilling confidence every step of the way. Every time I had a question that I thought was unique to me, I would either go to the chatroom or the forum and find out that everyone, at one time or another, had the same concerns. I had a monthly call from CanScribe just wondering how I was doing, or sometimes to tell me that I was doing extremely well for my particular point in the program. That always made me feel great. Weekly emails reminding me to come to the chat room to talk with fellow students were also very helpful. Now that I have graduated from the program (with Honours), CanScribe is still there, providing me leads on jobs and always trying to help. I still go to the chatroom every chance I get. It provides support in my job hunting efforts, and also as a graduate, maybe I can provide some insight to the new students. I know I was always appreciative of any inside info I could get from the students who were further along in the course than I was. I also participated in the practicum. The practicum is a great way to get the "feel" of what transcription in the real world will be like. My QA Editor was very supportive and provided me with valuable information on how to develop my transcription skills. I completed the course in approximately 9 months and then the practicum in approximately 5 weeks. At times it was difficult, but with the help of everyone at CanScribe I persevered and am now an Honours Graduate from the Medical Transcription Course. This is an accomplishment I am very proud of, and cannot wait to start my new career as an MT. Thank you everyone at CanScribe.
Linda Segedin, Honours Graduate, February 2009 [Top]
My experience with CanScribe was great! I would have never gone back to school if I had to go into a classroom. The fact that the course is self paced helped me to fully understand the material and not feel the pressure to keep up with a class. The support for students from the staff, other students and graduates is amazing.
Anne Hamming, Graduate, February 2009 [Top]
I have over 30 years of job experience behind me with numerous courses taken over those years. CanScribe is truly the best course I have taken! It is extremely well thought out, the support is truly incredible, and the skills are REAL! I completed the course with the confidence that I could compete in the MT arena with skills that I have learned through the CanScribe course, and that is exactly what has happened. I have achieved employment with one of the top 3 agencies that I had hoped to be hired by. My strongest recommendation to anyone embarking on this course is to listen to the directions provided by the course guides, join in on the chat rooms, make use of all of the resources that CanScribe provides (and there are lots), and complete every step of the course and you will find yourself to be a skilled and confident MT at completion. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in being successful in an interesting and challenging career. It is simply a bonus that I can also work from home.
Lisa Henry, High Honours Graduate, February 2009 [Top]