Get the Skills for a Professional Career in Medical Transcription

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CanScribe’s Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation training can set you up for a career with the flexibility you need

52 Week* Hands-On Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation Training Program

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

CanScribe Career College is the Right Place for Training

✓ CanScribe has the #1 training-recommended program for this field – 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., Parents, Business 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.

Discover all the Medical Transcription profession has to offer. Train with CanScribe for a rewarding at-home career

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Access to all CanScribe staff via email, Live Support and toll-free phone numbers
  • Training following a current and relevant industry-approved curriculum
  • Course 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

Chapter 1: Introduction
The student will be introduced to the transcription field and learn how the profession has evolved and advanced to current day.

Chapter 2: Program Orientation
The student will learn how the learning management system works and how to navigate and use built-in features. Instruction will be provided on use of the foot pedal, headset, and transcription platform. The student will be introduced to different learning styles, including tips on how to study and be successful with test taking. The student will also learn how to use Stedman’s Online.

Chapter 3: Computer Fundamentals
In this chapter the student will become familiar with basic computer skills, including the use of hardware, software, peripherals, and wireless technology; use of the internet as a resource; and use of various methods for data storage and networking.

Chapter 4: Microsoft Outlook
This chapter teaches the student how to use the features in Microsoft Outlook 2013/2016, and how to use ribbons, quick access toolbar, and navigation pane. The student learns how to address, compose, read, reply, forward, and format email messages.

Chapter 5: Microsoft Word
The purpose of this chapter is to teach the student available features in Microsoft Word 2013/2016 such as copy and paste, find and replace, and how to format documents. Students will learn how to use Word features to produce a professionally edited document.

Chapter 6: Microsoft Excel
This chapter is an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013/2016. The student will learn about an electronic spreadsheet, the Excel program, what it can do, identify elements within the program, and understand basic terminology.

Chapter 7: Keyboarding Techniques
The purpose of this chapter is to familiarize the student with correct ergonomic setup and placement of the hands on the keyboard. The student will complete exercises to increase their keyboarding skill and speed, as well as an introduction to transcription.

Chapter 8: Grammar and Style
This chapter is a refresher of English grammar and punctuation rules. The student will be able to recognize and identify proper usage of English grammar and correctly punctuate sentences. The student will understand the difference between formal and medical grammar and style and why these differences are important in medical documentation.

Chapter 9: Medical Report Formatting
The purpose of this chapter is to educate the student on how to format medical records. Specifically, the chapter will cover report types, report components, formatting rules, and using resources effectively. The student will become familiar with specific topics that are included in different sections of reports.

Chapter 10: Body as a Whole
This chapter introduces medical terms by teaching the student word parts (combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes). The student will then be able to break down words to define terms and will begin transcribing simple medical sentences.

Chapter 11: Pharmacology
The student will be exposed to general pharmacology fundamentals, including development, administration, and schedules, and will learn the basics of drug nomenclature. The student will also be able to define the classification and function of different drug types and will learn how to effectively research medication names. The student will be able to properly format medication references in a patient record.

Chapter 12: EMDAT Launch

Chapter 13: Speech Recognition
The student will be introduced to speech recognition technology and the role in the health information management industry. The student will learn common myths associated with the emergence of SRT, the history of SRT, and how SRT works. The student will have a working understanding of the speech recognition engine and how medical transcription/healthcare documentation specialists and medical editors fit into SRT. Speech Recognition will be worked on from this point on in the program. The student will use an outside medical transcription/healthcare documentation platform to complete report editing for this chapter.

Chapter 14: Skeletal System
The student will learn the structure and function of the skeletal system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat skeletal disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the skeletal system.

Chapter 15: Muscular System
The student will learn the structure and function of the muscular system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat muscular disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the muscular system.

Chapter 16: Lymphatic System, Immunology, and Allergy
The student will learn the structure and function of the lymphatic system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat endocrine disease, immune diseases and allergies. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the lymphatic system.

Chapter 17: Endocrine System
The student will learn the structure and function of the endocrine system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat endocrine disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the endocrine system.

Chapter 18: Sensory System
The student will learn the structure and function of the sensory system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat sensory disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the sensory system.

Chapter 19: Preparing for Proficiency Improvement Evaluation 1 (PIE-1)
The purpose of this chapter is to provide exam information, including an overview of the exam, tips for preparing, and accessing the final examination. The student will work with an instructor, who will provide feedback in preparation for the exam.

Chapter 20: Proficiency Improvement Evaluation 1 (PIE-1)
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an opportunity for self-assessment after completion of the first part of the program.

Chapter 21: Text Expanders Launch
The student should be able to understand what a text expander is all about, know the benefits of using a text expander program, know the downside of using a text expander program, understand how to customize a text expander program, use hotkeys and understand how they work, and utilize the features of a text expander program.

Chapter 22: Integumentary System
The student will learn the structure and function of the integumentary system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat integumentary disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the integumentary system.

Chapter 23: Cardiovascular System
The student will learn the structure and function of the cardiovascular system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat cardiovascular disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the cardiovascular system.

Chapter 24: Respiratory System
The student will learn the structure and function of the respiratory system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat respiratory disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the respiratory system.

Chapter 25: Gastrointestinal System
The student will learn the structure and function of the gastrointestinal system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat gastrointestinal disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the gastrointestinal system. Upon completion of this chapter, the student will be familiar with terminology associated with the gastrointestinal system.

Chapter 26: Genitourinary System
The student will learn the structure and function of the genitourinary system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat genitourinary disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the genitourinary system.

Chapter 27: Reproductive System
The student will learn the structure and function of the reproductive system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat reproductive disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the reproductive system.

Chapter 28: Nervous System
The student will learn the structure and function of the nervous system as well as common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat nervous disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the nervous system.

Chapter 29: Psychiatry
The student will learn the common diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat psychiatric disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to psychiatry. Students will use an outside medical transcription/healthcare documentation platform to complete report editing for this chapter.

Chapter 30: Oncology
The student will learn common causes, diseases, disorders, treatment modalities, and medications used to treat malignant disease. Common procedures and laboratory tests will be discussed. The student will learn combining forms and abbreviations pertaining to the oncology system.

Chapter 31: Surgical Documentation A & B
The student will learn the medical and surgical equipment names for all body systems and use these to create operative reports in this advanced unit. The student will become familiar with terms used in operative reports and the course of events when a patient is taken to the operating room for a procedure.

Chapter 32: Advanced A, B, & C
This chapter places the emphasis on dictations only. Students will find the dictations in these sets to be more challenging and contain more advanced terminology than those in previous chapters. These dictations will help prepare students for some of the more difficult dictations encountered in the working environment. Upon completion of this chapter, the student will be familiar with a variety challenging and acute care dictations. Section A is 46 hours, Section B is 46 hours, and Section C is 49 hours.

Chapter 33: Professional Issues
The student will learn the ethics and procedures that should be followed as a medical transcription/healthcare documentation specialist. The student will also discover the differences between an onsite employee and an independent contractor. Confidentiality and security issues will be discussed. Human resource materials will be covered to help the student understand how to present and conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Chapter 34: Career Development A & B
The student will obtain a basic knowledge of the electronic health record (EHR), understand the 8 core functions of the EHR, learn the advantages and issues surrounding implementation, and acquire an understanding of HIPAA and PIPEDA.

Chapter 35: Electronic Health Records (EHR)
This chapter introduces medical terms by teaching the student word parts (combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes). The student will then be able to break down words to define terms and will begin transcribing simple medical sentences.

Chapter 36: Preparing for Proficiency Improvement Evaluation 2 (PIE-2)
This chapter introduces medical terms by teaching the student word parts (combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes). The student will then be able to break down words to define terms and will begin transcribing simple medical sentences.

Chapter 37: Proficiency Improvement Evaluation 2 (PIE-2)
The purpose of this chapter is to provide exam information, including an overview of the exam, tips for preparing for the exam, and accessing the final examination. The student will work with an instructor, who will provide feedback in preparation for the exam.

Chapter 38: Practicum Preparation/Fluency Platform Launch
This session is intended to prepare the student for the practicum. Once students have received the initial practicum instructions from Student Services, they will be contacted by their practicum supervisor (mentor) via email. They will receive a request for an interview and will be provided information to attend an orientation session, based on the platform they will be using for the practicum (EMDAT or Fluency). Upon completion of the interview, the student will need to download the platform software, and attend an instructor-led orientation session. After completion of the orientation the supervisor sends the student an email containing their platform access information, as well as necessary documentation such as account specifics, user guides, interview tips, orientation summary, practicum chat instructions, and practicum instructions. The student will then begin transcribing in their respective platform. This pertains to CanScribe practicum students only.

Chapter 39: Practicum (Practical Work Experience)
This session is intended to help the student transition from the educational world into the “real” world of a working medical transcription/healthcare documentation specialist. The student will have the opportunity to participate in an interview process and are assigned a supervisor for the entire practicum.

Chapter 40: Preparing for Proficiency Improvement Evaluation 3 (PIE-3)
Upon completion of this chapter, the student will be better prepared to sit the exam.

Chapter 41: Proficiency Improvement Evaluation 3 (PIE-3)
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an opportunity for self-assessment after completion of the program.

— For complete curriculum MT/HDS program details, read this document. —

COURSE FEES

The cost of the CanScribe Career College Online Medical Transcription/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

UPGRADES

Dictation Upgrade – $250

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

eBook Upgrade – $500

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

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

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)

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

If you take the course 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. The recommended OS is Windows 10. Windows 7 or earlier is not supported.

You must have a computer with speakers and Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word and Excel) on your computer. Included with your MT/HDS course 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.

Do you have Adobe Flash Version 7 or greater? Find out and download the latest version here.

INTERNET SPEED

It is recommended that you have high speed internet access. This is not a requirement to take the course, 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 course 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.

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 $12 – $19 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, 85% of our grads find employment within 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 M*Modal, just to name a few.


How long will the program take?
As per AHDI guidelines, our program is 1 year in length. The course takes approximately 1176 hours to finish and the average completion time is 12 months. This can be accomplished by studying a minimum of 22 hours a week.

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


How much practice transcription is included in this course?
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 course 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 course, 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 course?

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 course is separated into chapters and sessions, threading course 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. Test scores are stored in the grade book for your review. Graders are precise, encouraging you to further develop your typing skills and attention to detail.
Modern Technology – Our online course uses the newest in transcription technology, allowing you to play dictation files via proprietary software and assess your reports. A transcription foot pedal and headset are included with the course. No other equipment is required.
Communications Center – The online course 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 course 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 course curriculum which can be downloaded onto a tablet or laptop, which then allows for portability of your 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 is intended to help 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 — meaning 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 chapters in the course, you are able to challenge any unit tests and exercises. Exercises in the course can be attempted multiple times. Tests may only be taken once.

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, have someone supervise them and be willing to assess progress. Whether they take their own local practicum or one through CanScribe, we will help set up the practicum and manage it on their behalf.

The practicum is to be considered their first job in their new career and is to be 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:

Nuance
MModal
NTS
CanScribe
Practicums are assigned according to PIE 2 exam 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 course?

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. but 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.
ii. and 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.

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. 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 at least 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.

I started the CanScribe course when our little boy was 6 months old, as I realized I wanted to be able to work from home. I found the course to be extremely thorough and an excellent preparation for working life. I found the materials easy to use and it was good to know that help was only a phone call away. All the staff at CanScribe are extremely efficient and supportive and I have found that they answer emails and phone calls very quickly. I also found the forums to be a great support. Although I didn't contribute to them a great deal I read them every day and often found useful tips. I think the best part of the course was the practicum, and I would encourage everyone to participate in this. The ironic thing is, I had not intended to take the practicum as I thought I would move straight into work. I am so glad I changed my mind, as I think it prepares you for the real world of MT work better than anything else.
Wendy Preston, 2008 Honours Graduate

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 course is one of the few that is approved by the AHDI. Our course includes focused training in keyboarding, grammar and punctuation, medical terminology, medical specialties, editing and proofreading, and speech recognition.

More importantly, our Medical Transcription/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 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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