January 10, 2020
Career options for medical transcriptionists

Career Options For Medical Transcriptionists / Healthcare Documentation Specialists

There are many different types of careers that a medical transcriptionist can branch into over the course of their documentation career. These opportunities can include transitioning to an Editor position to handle speech recognition files, achieving the position of Team Lead to supervisor other MTs, becoming a QA specialist to help set guidelines for the quality of transcribed documents in a facility or rising to a transcription office/department manager. An MT could also choose to be a private service owner who works as a single entity or provides employment for many transcriptionists and also seeks new contracts with clients. Many credentialed MTs choose to work with a team...

November 4, 2019
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What to Know About Student Loans

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....

October 8, 2019
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Finding Success in the Sticks: Medical Transcription in Remote Areas

[feature-image alt=”finding jobs in small towns” layout=‘’ size=‘’] We live in one of the world’s largest countries but did you know that most of Canada is […]
September 13, 2019
Finding a Job after nursing

A Job After Nursing: Medical Transcription

Nursing is one of the most rewarding, fulfilling, and valuable jobs that there is. What happens when, as a nurse needs to find a job after […]
August 26, 2019
Work at home career

Top 5 Tips to Help you Find a Work-at-Home Job

So You Want a Work-at-Home Job? If given the opportunity, many people would choose to work from home. And why not, you don’t have to commute […]
August 15, 2019
Becoming a Virtual Assistant Was it Worth it

Becoming a Virtual Assistant: Was it Worth it?

  Is It Worth It To Become A Virtual Assistant? Becoming a Virtual Assistant is a choice and a journey. This is Lynnette Westcott’s journey from […]
May 6, 2019
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Are You Curious About CanScribe’s Medical Transcription Hiring Rates?

Are you curious about CanScribe’s Medical Transcription Hiring Rates? One of the largest organizations in Medical Transcription is continuously looking for CanScribe graduates. While most employers […]
June 27, 2018
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Is most medical transcription work being outsourced overseas?

[feature-image alt=‘’ layout=‘’ size=‘’] There’s a lot of misinformation running around about most medical transcription work being outsourced overseas. ,  In this blog post, we decided […]
May 14, 2018
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Happy Medical Transcription Week 2018!

[feature-image alt=‘’ layout=‘’ size=‘’] Happy Medical Transcription Week 2018! #MTWeek2018 Dear Medical Transcription Professionals! This is a week to celebrate YOU and to raise the awareness […]
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Robert was born in Midland, Ontario on January 11, 1953 and passed away in Nanaimo on November 20, 2009. Robert was the youngest of three. I was the oldest, Doug was the middle child. Our mother and father were divorced when we were very young. Our mother remarried a man who had three sons and then another girl and another boy was born. So there was eight of us altogether. Robert moved to Toronto, Ontario after high school and worked in various jobs there. He then moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1976 and on to British Columbia in 1977. He lived in Vancouver, Victoria, and finally resided in Nanaimo. Robert had a great sense of determination and optimism. The more he could learn, the happier he was. He continued his education in B.C. at Simon Fraser University. He also took courses in the culinary field and worked as a chef for many years. He also studied law and worked as a paralegal. He studied religions and languages (he could speak many languages) and took many computer courses. He took a Medical Terminology Course, and Emergency First Aid which included CPR.

Unfortunately, Robert's health was never great. He was born a "Blue Baby" and not expected to live. He lived with the HIV virus and with cancer. This was a big factor in his determination to be able to work at home and was why he was taking the Medical Transcription course. Robert was involved with various charitable organizations for many, many years. He cooked numerous meals at food kitchens for the homeless, especially at Christmas and other holidays. He spent time at various senior centers, volunteering, and visiting the residents there. He was an active volunteer at the Nanaimo Parole Citizen Advisory Committee and one of the outstanding jobs he completed for them was their Committee By-laws.

I am very proud of the things that my brother achieved in his lifetime. I have received so many letters, calls and cards since his passing, all of them telling me how much he was liked and how much he will be missed. Robert spent most of his time helping others. I'm attaching a couple of pictures, one when he was very young. If there is any other information you need, please let me know. Thank you again for setting up this scholarship. It means so much to me that his name will carry on. And I know he would be extremely pleased that his name was helping others. That was his number one goal in his life - to help others.


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