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8 Factors To Consider When Contacting MT Employers

Posted by Chelsea Noel on November 25, 2014 in Graduate Support

I want to contact an employer. Where do I start?

Contacting employers, especially big MTSOs (Medical Transcription Organizations) such as M*Modal or Nuance, can be extremely intimidating. You may already be an MT looking for employment, in which case you want to make a good first impression. Maybe you are new to the industry and are doing your research on a school (we actually put you in touch with our employers to give you the opportunity to ask them about us and our program!). Whatever your situation is for contacting them, don’t burn any bridges. Make sure they get a positive, professional first impression of you, even from the first phone call…..

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Everything You Need To Know About Student Loans

Posted by Chelsea Noel on November 17, 2014 in Graduate Support Scholarships & Sponsorships

Our Canadian students have many financial advantages to choose from for their studies. The Government of Canada offers loans to eligible students, and there are many CanScribe students using this opportunity to train to become a Healthcare Documentation Specialist (MT). If you have a government student loan, or are considering one, we want you to be as educated as possible about what your responsibilities are, and we want to provide you as many tips as we can for a successful repayment! Below are some tips and background info to pay attention to going forward.

Living in Canada, people have the benefit of gaining financial support from….

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Working From Home: The Isolation Effect

Posted by Chelsea Noel on November 14, 2014 in Graduate Support

There are many advantages and perks to working from home. You save money on gas and auto expenses, you have a better level of comfort, and you can wear your slippers if you want. You get to be there more for your families. These are all just some of the many bonuses that a work-from-home career can offer.

Challenges of working from home

Many people, especially those in the transcription industry and those new to the transcription industry, like the idea of working at home. There are, however, challenges to working from home, and one of the biggest dangers is the…

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Stand Out and Get Hired: Cover Letters

Posted by Chelsea Noel on November 3, 2014 in Graduate Support

Your chosen career field in Medical Transcription is unique in that much of the MT population works from home in a virtual environment. For that reason, the cover letter and resume that you construct invariably create the impression, and it could be your only chance to engage a prospective employer! It is critical that you make an outstanding first impression that will urge an employer to take a closer look.

As a new graduate, you will want to take advantage of this first impression by creating a captivating cover letter and supporting resume.

Tips for Writing Your Cover Letter

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Tips For Dealing With Medical Sound-Alikes

Posted by Chelsea Noel on October 27, 2014 in Healthcare Documentation Online Learning

Medical words that sound similar (and how to deal with them)

Sound-alike words can pose a challenge to transcriptionists. For example, there is a vast difference between ileum and ilium, even though they sound the same. It could be a critical mistake to type the wrong word into a medical report. The ileum refers to the distal portion of the colon while ilium refers to the superior portion of the hip bone. Using the wrong word could make the medical report very confusing and could potentially put a patient’s life at risk.

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