What You Need to Know When Choosing a Medical Transcription School

Posted by Chelsea Noel on April 13, 2017 in Courses Healthcare Documentation Online Learning

So you want to work from home as a Medical Transcriptionist / Healthcare Documentation Specialist but you have a few questions before you dive right in. Your biggest question may be: which medical transcription school should I enroll with?

Well, if you are looking to be successful in the MT/HDS field, you will need formal training from a recognized and reputable institution. The school should be accredited or designated with a governing body to ensure the quality of education and of your entire learning experience. These schools must pass rigorous audits to ensure a higher level of education and service to their students. The program must also be approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity. So which school should you choose in order to have a long and rewarding career in Medical Transcription?

CanScribe Career College is considered to be one of the most trusted training programs in the industry. As the only school in Canada to have its MT/HDS program approved by AHDI, our students are sure to receive a top-quality educational experience. We also have an A+ Standing with the Better Business Bureau, which helps to prove how much pride we take in our customer service. This is just one of the reasons that our graduates go on to have long and successful careers as Medical Transcriptionists / Healthcare Documentation Specialists.

When it comes to shopping around for a school, you may notice institutions with lower tuition rates or ‘special’ offers. These freebies and discounts may initially sound very intriguing, but this in no way guarantees a quality education. Instead, these Medical Transcription schools are more focused on selling their course with discounts and special offers with the sole focus of increasing enrollments to meet their target numbers. Education takes a back seat to numbers… something that benefits the school… but not the students.

Ensure that the Medical Transcription school you choose is focused on advocating for your success rather than just using gimmicks and promos to increase their enrollment numbers. Some of the best research you can do is speak to graduates of the program and employers that hire those graduates. CanScribe has a very successful referral program where our graduates refer their friends and family to our institution – we are so proud of this because it is a testament to the quality of our program and institution.  

CanScribe’s Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation course provides the most up-to-date training and also includes a 100-hour practicum that often leads right into a job offer. We’ve partnered with employers throughout North America and Australia who are constantly contacting us for graduates. In fact, one of the largest employers of Medical Transcriptionists wants to hire 50 of our graduates per month. Does this sound too good to be true? See for yourself.

So why do we do what we do? Because we want to see you land a long and successful career. At the end of the day, we’re here to advocate for your success.  We can help you get there.