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Stand Out and Get Hired: Cover Letters

Posted by Chris Stewart 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 Chris Stewart 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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Computer Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Chris Stewart on October 20, 2014 in Technology

We are all “plugged in” to our computers in this day and age…so we might consider our computers a need versus want. However, people who work at home, such as Medical Transcriptionists, depend on their home PCs for income. These people can’t afford any downtime on their technology.

Although computers are very different from us, we can directly relate preventative maintenance in our own lives to the health of our computers. People gain a huge health benefit practising preventative maintenance with their health; some people use exercise, others follow healthy eating habits, and some go for regular…

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