The Importance of Practicums

Posted by Chelsea Noel on April 11, 2017 in Career Advice Graduate Support Healthcare Documentation Online Learning Work from Home

Learning by Doing Practicum

Did you know that employers are willing to waive 2-5 years of experience when hiring CanScribe graduates? That’s because CanScribe thoroughly prepares students for the workforce. With a 100-hour practicum with leading Medical Transcription service providers throughout North America, CanScribe students graduate with the confidence of having had real work experience.

What is a Practicum?

Practicums (also called internships or work placement programs) are designed to provide students with practical work experience. They emphasize the importance of learning by doing. They’re where students can transfer their knowledge to actual work. Practicums can also open many opportunities to network and make important contacts within the industry.

However, not many students truly realize the importance of practicums. When it comes to choosing a school, the first thing people typically want to know about is the cost of tuition. But it’s a good idea to think about your education as an investment for your future. Before enrolling in a school, it’s vital to ensure you graduate with more than just an expensive piece of paper.

Why is a Practicum Important?

A decade ago, simply having a good academic standing was enough to qualify you for a decent job. Today, good grades just don’t cut it. When it comes to securing employment, most companies want to make sure you can put what you learned to practice. Practicums allow students to earn real hands-on experience with the best in the industry.

CanScribe is one of the only Medical Transcription schools that offer students a practicum. The CanScribe practicum allows students to earn real-world work experience with the leading companies in the industry. With CanScribe, there is no obligation to find your own company to work with during your practicum. CanScribe will take care of that for you, having developed partnerships with major Medical Transcription employers throughout North America and Australia.

In fact, CanScribe has partnered with M*Modal, one of the largest Medical Transcription service providers in North America as a practicum partner. Having a practicum with a company like M*Modal is an incredible opportunity to work with one of the leading companies. What’s more, M*Modal is specifically seeking to hire 50 CanScribe graduates per month, most of which are hired before even completing their practicum.

Learning by Doing Practicum

As a boon to your education, a practicum will allow you to truly delve into the Medical Transcription industry. Because CanScribe students are trained so thoroughly, a remarkable 88% of graduates are offered permanent employment right out of their practicum! There’s no doubt about it. Graduating with real work experience will definitely look good on your resume, setting you above the rest when applying for jobs. For CanScribe students, this makes the transition between graduation and employment is seamless.

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