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Medical Transcription (3052)

Part-time Continuing Education      Certificate

Program Overview

The Medical Transcription Certificate will give you the opportunity to acquire expertise in the language of health care and the medical environment. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to transcribe dictated reports and correspondence. In addition to transcribing the report into the desired format, transcriptionists also verify the dictation for accuracy - both medical accuracy and English language accuracy - so that the final report is a clear, medically accurate representation of the encounter between patient and provider. The development of the electronic medical record has increased the importance of ensuring the accuracy of the patient`s medical history, as more medical professionals access and rely on this record. Transcriptionists play a vital role as part of the medical team.

Please note that this program has not been assessed for requirements to qualify for Certified Medical Secretary Certification (CMS) with the Ontario Medical Secretary - Health Care Association.

All courses are offered online via the internet. Online courses begin every January, May and September. Some courses are also offered starting each month.

This program is available on a course by course basis. Students may choose to complete one or more courses each semester. Students in this program are not eligible for OSAP funding. Courses within this program must be completed within 7 years, unless otherwise specified.

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