What is Medical Transcription?
Every time a patient is admitted to a hospital or is seen in an emergency room or has an x-ray - anytime there is a patient interaction with a medical professional, doctors dictate (record a voice file) information for a medical record or document.
The medical transcriptionist is the key person who "transcribes" medical information (converts reports from dictated form to written form) to be produced as hard copy or sent to storage in a computer system.
As long as people get sick, injured, or visit medical personnel for other reasons, there will be a job for medical transcriptionists. Medical transcriptionists must know medical terminology thoroughly, must have a command of English grammar, and be efficient with technology, especially the keyboard! Transcriptionists must be able to work independently, know how to research unfamiliar terms and phrases, and be conscientious workers with a good eye for detail.
At VSS, our emphasis is on preparing you, as a student, to become one of the highest-quality transcriptionists in the industry. There is a strong and growing demand in the industry for excellent transcriptionists. As a VSS student, you will develop the skills necessary to produce a polished medical document and step into your career with us or join any other esteemed medical transcription company on completion of the course.
Why Become a Medical Transcriptionist?
Medical transcriptionists enjoy many benefits, including:
  1. To work at home
  2. High Demand = High Income
  3. Market Growth = Job Security
  4. Flexibility working hours
  5. Quality time with family
  6. Complete Training In Relatively Short Period
  7. Comfortable office atmosphere or home-based career
  8. Rewarding and interesting work
People become motivated about medical transcription for many different reasons; they become MTs so they can work from home, earn great income, avoid long commutes, and have job security in a growing market or enjoy more quality time with family. Whatever your personal reasons for looking into medical transcription know that VSS is your best resource for training, assistance, and support to prepare you to confidently step into a new career as a medical transcriptionist in KARAIKUDI.
Course Overview
The VSS MT program has been developed in collaboration with top industry experts and employers to help you develop the skills necessary to be the highest quality medical transcriptionist. To see what sets VSS MT program above the rest, be sure to come and meet us.
We will give you an-in-depth look at each of the program modules, or subjects, and experience the ease of navigation and the interactive learning environment VSS program provides.
Training Details:
  1. Benefits of direct interaction
  2. On site environment & tools
  3. Medical transcription curriculum
  4. Reference books & resources
  5. Student & technical support
  6. Job placement assistance
  7. Timeline for course completion
Medical Transcription program module descriptions:
Technology and the Medical Professional
In this module you will learn basic computer skills, including using hardware, software, peripherals, wireless technology, using the Internet as a resource, and operating various facilities for data storage and networking. You will learn about the many software and hardware products available that are specifically designed for the healthcare environment.
Keyboard Kinetics
This module will teach you keyboard basics, such as which fingers are supposed to touch which keys, and help you increase your efficiency on the keyboard.
Medical Word Building
In this module you will learn medical word building, including root words, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes.
Grammar and Punctuation
This module is a refresher course in fundamentals of English grammar and punctuation. You will be taught to recognize and identify proper usage and correctly punctuate sentences.
Anatomy and Disease
This module will introduce you to basic human anatomical structures and the various diseases that affect these structures. You will be introduced to disease entities, diagnoses, and treatments.
This module will familiarize you with the major body systems, including the digestive, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive, excretory, cardiovascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems, and the diseases associated with each system.
Mastering Medical Language
This module will teach you the specialized vocabulary used by healthcare providers and familiarize you with a variety of nuances unique to medical language. Specifically, this module will cover word differentiation, abbreviations, plurals, foreign terms, and slang and jargon in medical language.
In this module you will be introduced to the science of pharmacology and provided an overview of basic pharmacologics, including drug actions and effects, absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, and drug classifications and formulary. This module also gives you the opportunity to see and reference commonly prescribed drugs and other pharmaceutical terms in the context of medical reports.
Building the Medical Record
The purpose of this module is to teach you how to build the medical record. Specifically, the module will cover report types, report components, formatting rules, and effective resources. The physical exam and laboratory data report components will also be studied in detail in this module.
Diagnostic Reports
In this module you will be exposed to diagnostic reports. You will take an in-depth look at emergency medicine, physical medicine, radiology, and pathology. Each unit will contain terminology, headings, exercises, and sample reports.
Focus on Medical Specialties
This module will introduce you to the various types of reports transcribed by medical transcriptionists and provide you an opportunity to study in depth reports from every major medical specialty. You will be introduced to specialty-specific information including terminology, abbreviations, types of reports, and document formatting through sample reports, varied exercises, targeted curriculum, and word lists.
This module provides you an opportunity for self-assessment after completion of the objective modules and before moving on to the practical components of the training program.
Perfect the Text
In this module you will improve your editing skills by reviewing common proofreading problem areas, including commonly misspelled words, fragments and run-on sentences, punctuation, capitalization, incorrect words, and sloppy dictation.
Introduction to Transcription
This module will introduce you to the fundamentals of transcription with both tips and exercises designed to facilitate a smoother transition into the transcription practicum portion of the program. In addition, this module includes a brief preparatory transcription practicum to help you gradually step into medical transcription.
Clinic Notes
This module will allow you to gain practical experience transcribing authentic clinic note dictation. It includes a wide variety of clinic notes and progress notes across various specialties, such as cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, otorhinolaryngology, GI, GU, neurology, OB/GYN, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, pediatrics, podiatry, primary care, and psychology.
Basic Acute Care
This practicum module provides you with practical experience transcribing authentic acute care dictation files. This module includes basic hospital reports, including radiology, emergency room (ER), multispecialty clinic, discharge summaries, operative reports, procedure notes, consultations, and physicals, all with accompanying account instructions.
Enhancing Productivity
This module provides you information and exercises for tracking and improving productivity, along with tips for preparing to be productive on the job after graduation. This module also includes extensive descriptions of productivity tools, software commonly used in the medical transcription industry, and a 4-month free trial of a word expander software program to be used with the training program.
Advanced Acute Care
This practicum module exposes you to a wide variety of account instructions and difficult acute care files. The module is broken down into an in-depth account instructions unit, verbatim instructions unit, radiology unit, complex account instructions unit, and an extremely advanced acute care unit. All dictation is authentic, and the full spectrum of dictator accents and dictation style is covered. The practicum files cover radiology reports, operative reports, consultations, history and physicals, ER reports, discharge summaries, procedure notes, and progress notes.
Final Exam Preparation
This module provides you with final exam information, including an overview of the final, tips for preparing for the final, scheduling the final, and accessing the examination.
Speech Recognition
This final module teaches you about speech recognition technology's role in the health information management industry. This module addresses common myths associated with the emergence of SRT, the history of SRT, and how SRT works. This is a conceptual module designed to give you a working knowledge of the speech recognition engine and how medical transcriptionists and medical editors fit into SRT.
We transcribe the following specialties
Sleep MedicineObstetrics & GynecologyPodiatry
CardiologyOccupational TherapyPsychiatry
DermatologyOphthalmologyRadiation Oncology
EndocrinologyOral & Maxillofacial SurgeryRadiology
Family PracticeOrthodonticsRehab Medicine
HematologyPain ManagementSports Medicine
Internal MedicinePediatricsVascular
NephrologyPhysical Therapy 
NeurologyPlastic Surgery 

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