Build a Career in Working from Home in the Medical Industry

Learn all about the human body and the specialized language used in the healthcare field with CanScribe’s Medical Transcription Course / Healthcare Documentation Course

52 Week Hands-On Medical Transcription Course

If you want a career with a lot of flexibility – work as few or as many hours per week as you like, whenever you want – training to become a Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation Specialist (MT/HDS) could be just what you need.

We provide all the knowledge and support you need to get trained and get working as quickly as possible. Our strong industry connections play a major role in that. Our entire program is both reviewed and created with input from employers you will work for!

CanScribe Career College is Best Choice for a Medical Transcription Course

CanScribe has the #1 employer recommended training program and you can get all of your training online in less than a year.

We are the only school in Canada to have its MT/HDS program approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), so our students are sure to receive a top-quality educational experience.

What is Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation?

Medical Transcriptionist / Healthcare Documentation Specialists can be employed at a hospital, clinic, lab or doctor’s office, but their work is often done from home. In fact, Medical Transcription was ranked as one of the Top 10 home-based businesses in Inc.ParentsBusiness Start-Ups, and Good Housekeeping.

Medical Transcriptionists / Healthcare Documentation Specialists render and edit health practitioners’ dictated reports, procedures, and notes in an electronic format in order to create files representing the treatment history of patients.

We are launching a new version of our Medical Transcription Program!

We want to continually improve our programs to provide you with the best possible education. Our new version launches August 2nd, 2021. The updated program includes updated transcriptions, softwares, and content, along with a new, streamlined look and feel. Enroll in a program that industry experts, your potential employer, had a hand in creating.

The new program has a price of $4,195. If you'd like to enroll with the current price of $3,995, you must start before August 2.

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Why I love Being a Medical Transcriptionist

Discover all the Medical Transcription profession has to offer. Train with CanScribe for a rewarding at-home career with training in our Medical Transcription Course from home!

INCLUDED IN THE MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION COURSE

  • Access to all CanScribe staff via email, Live Support and toll-free phone numbers
  • Training following a current and relevant industry-approved curriculum
  • Program hosted on D2L, a state-of-the-art Learning Management System
  • Unique grade book that records all tests, transcription/SR reports and exams
  • Automated text comparison of transcription reports, showing any differences for easy assessment
  • All reference materials supplied at no extra cost
  • Access to staff, students and graduates via webinars, chats and forums
  • Scheduled webinars with CanScribe staff and guest speakers
  • Regular follow-ups to ensure your learning outcomes
  • All exams are instructor graded
  • Unlimited job placement assistance
  • Contacts with employers based throughout North America and Australia
  • Flexible payment plans
  • Tuition receipt for income tax purposes
  • Third-party funding and student loans may be available

PROGRAM FEES BEFORE AUGUST 2ND, 2021

The cost of the CanScribe Career College Online Medical Transcription Course/ Healthcare Documentation Course is only $3995.00, all-inclusive. There are several different payment plans to choose from. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, certified cheques and money orders.

Registration Fee: $250.00
Tuition Fee: $2595.00
Reference Materials & Supplies: $1150.00
Total: $3995.00

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

Dictation Upgrade – $250

Contains a collection of 75 authentic doctor dictations and transcription reports for extra practice. This upgrade is provided on our program site.

eBook Upgrade – $500

The program curriculum downloaded to your e-reader or tablet; allowing you to study your program while you are away from your computer or on the go!

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION COURSE ALL-IN-ONE PLAN

Registration Fee: $250.00
Tuition Fee: $2595.00
Reference Materials & Supplies: $1150.00
eBook Upgrade: $500.00
Dictation Upgrade: $250.00
All-in-One Discount: -$150.00
Total: $4595.00

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION COURSE FINANCING OPTIONS

3 Months – No Upgrades

$1500 down and 2 equal payments of $1297.50 (includes a $100 processing fee)

6 Months – No Upgrades

$1500 down and 5 equal payments of $539 (includes a $200 processing fee)

12 Months – No Upgrades

$1000 down and then 11 payments of $299.50 (includes a $299.50 processing fee)

PROGRAM FEES AFTER AUGUST 2ND, 2021

The cost of the CanScribe Career College Online Medical Transcription Course / Healthcare Documentation Course is only $4195.00, all-inclusive. There are several different payment plans to choose from. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, certified cheques and money orders.

Assessment Fee: $250.00
Registration Fee: $250.00
Tuition Fee: $2496.00
Course Materials: $827.00
Textbook Fee: $122.00
Administrative Fee: $250.00
Total: $4195.00

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

Program Expansion Package – $500

This optional upgrade includes access to a one year typing course to help you further your typing speed, CanScribe's word expander list, lifetime access to continued learning webinars created by CanScribe, and 75 new authentic doctor dictated reports.

eBook Upgrade – $500

The program curriculum downloaded to your e-reader or tablet; allowing you to study your program while you are away from your computer or on the go!

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION COURSE ALL-IN-ONE PLAN

Assessment Fee: $250.00
Registration Fee: $250.00
Tuition Fee: $2496.00
Course Materials: $827.00
Textbook Fee: $122.00
Administrative Fee: $250.00
eBook Upgrade: $500.00
Program Expansion Upgrade: $500.00
All-in-One Discount: -$250.00
Total: $4945.00

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION COURSE FINANCING OPTIONS

3 Months – No Upgrades

$1500 down and 2 equal payments of $1397.50 (includes a $100 processing fee)

6 Months – No Upgrades

$1500 down and 5 equal payments of $579.00 (includes a $200 processing fee)

12 Months – No Upgrades

$1000 down and then 11 payments of $317.72 (includes a $299.92 processing fee)

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

If you take the program on campus, everything is provided.

If you take the program as distance learning, you will need a Windows PC, which is the standard in the MT/HDS workforce, and Internet access with Javascript and cookies enabled. You cannot use a tablet/notebook or Apple computer. The recommended OS is Windows 10. Windows 7 or earlier is not supported.

Included with your MT/HDS program are a foot pedal and a headset. Both of these items connect to your PC through USB. We recommend that you have a minimum of 4 USB ports accessible on your PC. If your PC does not contain the minimum suggestion of 4 USB ports, we recommend purchasing a USB hub at your local computer supply store, to allow access for all your devices.

We also recommend that you use the latest version of either Firefox or Chrome as your browser.

INTERNET SPEED

It is recommended that you have high-speed internet access. This is not a requirement to take the program, but if you are interested in working from home, all employers require high-speed Internet. This means you have a download speed of 15 megabits per second and an upload speed of 5 megabits per second.

The supplies included with your MT/HDS program are a foot pedal and a headset. Both of these items connect to your PC through USB. We recommend that you have a minimum of 4 USB ports accessible on your PC. If your PC does not contain the minimum suggestion of 4 USB ports, we recommend purchasing a USB Hub at your local computer supply store, to allow access for all your devices.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Students must have a minimum typing speed of 40 net-words-per-minute and pass an entry level grammar assessment.

What skills does a Medical Transcriptionist / Healthcare Documentation Specialist need?

If you have average typing skills, an interest in healthcare, and have a desire to learn, then we will take care of the rest.

We will help you increase your typing speed and accuracy, will provide in-depth training on proofreading and editing, expose you to the latest technology and give you hands-on experience. All of these skills are vital to the success of a Medical Transcriptionist/Healthcare Documentation Specialist.

How much can I earn as a Medical Transcriptionist / Healthcare Documentation Specialist?

Most onsite positions are based on either an hourly rate or annual salary. An onsite entry-level MT/HDS can expect to receive anywhere from $13 – $21 an hour.

 

Most at-home positions are based on productivity. Depending upon how you choose to work and how productive you are, you can augment the family income by a few hundred dollars a month or earn more than $40,000 per year – and your earning potential should increase with every year you work.

This productivity chart will give you an idea of what you can expect to make from performing traditional medical transcription/healthcare documentation – translating oral dictation. This is figured at a rate of 10 cents per line. The dollar figure is the Gross Annual Income.

Days
Worked
Per Week
Number of Lines Typed Per Day
500 1000 1500 2000
2 $5,200 $10,400 $15,600 $20,800
3 $7,800 $15,600 $23,400 $31,200
4 $10,400 $20,800 $31,200 $41,600
5 $13,000 $26,000 $39,000 $52,000

This productivity chart will give you an idea of what you can expect to make editing speech recognition documents. This is figured with a rate of 7 cents per line. The dollar figure is the Gross Annual Income.

Days
Worked
Per Week
Number of Lines Typed Per Day
750 1000 2000 2500
2 $5,460 $7,280 $14,560 $18,200
3 $8,190 $10,920 $21,840 $27,300
4 $10,920 $14,560 $29,120 $36,400
5 $13,650 $18,200 $36,400 $45,500
How's the job market for Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation Specialists?

There is currently a huge demand for CanScribe Medical Transcriptionists/Healthcare Documentation Specialist graduates. With international services hiring and an aging population, there is no end in sight for the continuing need for CanScribe graduates. Employment of MT/HDS’s is projected to grow even faster than the average over the next few years.

Because of CanScribe’s reputation in the MT/HDS industry, 88% of our grads find employment within the first two weeks after graduating. Our grads are in such high demand that we cannot keep up with employer requests from companies such as iMedX and AQuity, just to name a few.

How long will the program take?

As per AHDI guidelines, our program is 1 year in length. The program takes approximately 1180 hours to finish and the average completion time is 12 months. Students are recommended to work on the program 22 hours per week to graduate on time.

However, you can work at your own pace and complete the program in a faster timeline. Students who have previous medical experience can often finish much faster. We have had a few students complete the program in 4–5 months, but the average is 9–12 months. After completion of the program, you will become fully qualified to work as a professional Medical Transcriptionist/Healthcare Documentation Specialist.

What if I need more than 52 weeks?

Students are able to purchase extensions gives them more time in their program. These extensions are available to all students, however; students who receive government or third-party funding may be required to finish the program on the original schedule.

How much practice transcription is included in this program?

There are over 35 hours of authentic doctor dictated reports for you to transcribe. These include over 1000 reports from a huge cross-section of medical specialties covering all work types. As you progress in your studies and gain further knowledge and skills, the reports increase in difficulty.

How are exams administered?

The MT/HDS program consists of 3 “PIE” exams. All three exams provide the student with the opportunity to self-assess at specific intervals of the program.

All the exams and tests are open book, so you have full access to the program, reference materials and all of your online resources during the exam.

Each exam consists of two components, a theory portion, and a dictation section.
PIE–1 (Proficiency Improvement Exam)
Theory – 5% of your overall grade
Dictation – 10% of your overall grade
PIE–2 (Proficiency Improvement Exam)
Theory – 10% of your overall grade
Dictation – 15% of your overall grade
PIE–3 (Proficiency Improvement Exam)
Theory – 10% of your overall grade
Dictation – 25% of your overall grade

What are the benefits of taking an online program?

As many professional MT/HDS’s work online, it makes perfect sense to train in that same environment.

Online learning offers a great opportunity to improve your computer skills and develop your medical transcription/healthcare documentation skills and knowledge faster.

Our online program separates into courses and sessions, threading program topics throughout, while offering these unique features:

Pronunciation words – Thousands of medical terms are available through your Stedman’s license.
Automatic graders – Exercises and tests are graded for you. Students can view their grades in the online grade book. Graders are precise, encouraging you to further develop your typing skills and attention to detail.
Modern Technology – Our online program uses the newest in transcription technology, allowing you to play dictation files via proprietary software and assess your reports. The program includes a foot pedal and headset at no extra cost to the student. The student does not have to provide any other equipment other than a computer and internet access.
Communications Center – The online program includes its own forums and chat rooms available to all students. This gives you access to communicate with other online students and CanScribe staff.
24-hour access – The online program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can study whenever you want to.

What is the eBook Upgrade?

The eBook Upgrade is a digital version of the program curriculum which can be downloaded onto a tablet or laptop. This allows the student to continue their studies when you happen to be away from the computer.

The eBook Upgrade is an optional upgrade to the program and is not required for successful completion. If you are interested in purchasing the eBook Upgrade, please contact CanScribe via email at [email protected] or call us toll-free at 1-800-466-1535.

What is the Dictation Upgrade?

The Dictation Upgrade is a collection of 75 authentic doctor dictations and their accompanying answer keys. This tool helps you build your listening ear throughout your training by listening to the reports while viewing the transcribed text.

The Dictation Upgrade is an optional upgrade to the program and is not required for successful completion. If you are interested in purchasing the Dictation Upgrade, please contact CanScribe via email at [email protected] or call us toll-free at 1-800-466-1535.

I am already familiar with some of the subjects taught in the program. Can I skip them?

The CanScribe Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation training program is competency-based. This means you move on to the next level when you are competent in the material being taught.

Many of our students have previous experience in several of the concepts taught in the program. Although you cannot skip any courses in the program, you are able to challenge any unit tests and exercises. Students are able to attempt exercises in the program multiple times. programs tests only have one attempt.

Which employer will I do my practicum with? Can I choose the company?

Students can take a practicum with an employer of their choosing or they can do the practicum through CanScribe. Many graduates have gained employment immediately out of their local practicum experience. To get their own practicum, they should try asking local hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, labs, insurance agencies, etc. The local practicum site will need to provide them with on-the-job training. The student will have someone supervise them and assess their progress. Students can set up their own practicum, however, CanScribe will provide all students with a real-world practicum.

The practicum is considered the student’s first job in a new career and is treated as such. The practicum is 100 hours of unpaid, on-the-job work experience transcribing real patient files. Students are to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week in order to participate in the practicum.

CanScribe offers four different practicum options:

AQuity
NTS
iMedX Australia
CanScribe
Practicum assignment is based on PIE 2 results. Any student who achieves over 95% on all reports may qualify for an external practicum. Any student who does not pass PIE 2 is assigned the CanScribe practicum.

What is the refund policy for the MT/HDS program?

1. If the institution receives tuition from the student, or a person on behalf of the student, the institution will refund the student, or the person who paid on behalf of the student, the tuition that was paid in relation to the program in which the student is enrolled if:
(a) the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student no later than seven days after the effective contract date and before the contract start date;
(b) the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signs the student enrolment contract seven days or less before the contract start date and the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from the student between the date the student, or the student’s parent or legal guardian, signed the student enrolment contract and the contract start date; or
(c) the student does not attend a work experience component and the institution does not provide all of the hours of instruction of the work experience component within 30 days of the contract end date.
2. The institution will refund the tuition for the program and all related fees paid by the student or a person on behalf of the student enrolled in the program if the student is enrolled in the program without having met the admission requirements and did not misrepresent his or her knowledge or skills when applying for admission.
3. If a student does not attend any of the first 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition paid under the student enrolment contract unless the program is provided solely through distance education.
4. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if the institution receives a notice of withdrawal from a student:
(a) more than seven days after the effective contract date and
i. at least 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 10% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,000.
ii. less than 30 days before the contract start date, the institution may retain up to 20% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,300.
(b) after the contract start date
i. and up to and including 10% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
ii. and after more than 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
5. Unless the program is provided solely through distance education, if the institution provides a notice of dismissal to a student and the date the institution delivers the notice to the student is:
(a) equal to or before 10% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
(b) after 10% but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
6. If the institution provides the program solely through distance education and the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal or the institution delivers a notice of dismissal to the student and:
(a) the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for up to 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term, the institution may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, or
(b) the student has completed and received an evaluation of his or her performance for more than 30% but less than 50% of the program, the institution may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
7. The institution will refund fees charged for course materials paid for but not received if the student provides a notice of withdrawal to the institution or the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student.
8. Refunds required under this policy will be paid to the student, or a person who paid the tuition or fees on behalf of the student, within 30 days:
(a) of the date the institution receives a student’s notice of withdrawal,
(b) of the date the institution provides a notice of dismissal to the student,
(c) of the date that the registrar provides notice to the institution that the institution is not complying with section 1(c) or 2 of this policy, or
(d) after the first 30% of the hours of instruction if section 3 of this policy applies.
9. If an international student delivers a copy of a refusal of a study permit to the institution, sections 1(a), 1(b), 4, 7, and 8 of this policy apply as if the copy of the refusal were a notice of withdrawal, unless:
(a) the international student requests an additional letter of acceptance for the same program that was the subject of the refusal of a study permit, or
(b) the program is provided solely through distance education.

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Becoming a Skilled Medical Transcriptionist

Quality training will be the key to your success as a Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation Specialist and CanScribe graduates are highly sought after by employers throughout the industry. This program is one of the few that is approved by the AHDI, and the only in Canada. Our program includes focused training in keyboarding, grammar and punctuation, medical terminology, medical specialties, editing and proofreading, and speech recognition.

More importantly, our Medical Transcription Course / Healthcare Documentation Course will provide you with extensive “hands-on” practice to give you the experience you need to help you get hired. Authentic doctor dictations and real-world technology practice ensures our graduates are work-ready upon graduation.

Students have 52 weeks to complete the Medical Transcription course (extensions may be available) and you can study in the privacy of your own home or learn on campus in Kelowna.

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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.

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