The Center for Continuing Education
Midwestern State University
Healthcare is a rapidly growing field, and the demand for quality documentation is increasing. According to the 2002/2003 Occupational Outlook Handbook - Medical Transcription is one of the ten fastest growing occupations in the U.S. Medical Transcriptionists work with pharmacists, therapists, technicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, chiropractors, medical doctors and many others. All of these healthcare providers rely on the legal documents that are created by the medical transcriptionist. This online program will provide students with a working knowledge of medical terminology as well as proficiency in the transcription of medical reports. Career development is also included. Students should have a basic understanding of a word processing program. Available for immediate registration and you can complete the course from any Web enabled computer.
Transcriber and all materials are included. Book of Medical Abbreviations, Hillcrest Medical Center Beginning Medical Transcription with audiotapes, Medical Terminology Made Easy, and Stedman’s Medical Dictionary with cd.
| We at Gatlin Education have some new and exciting news about our Medical Transcription program! Effective April 1, 2003 GES will be providing all medical transcription students with digital transcription equipment. This is the latest technology available for up and coming transcriptionists, and we want to provide our students with the best available! Starting April 1, 2003 we will be sending Olympus PC Transcription Kit AS-3000 (with DSS Player Pro Transcription Software) instead of a standard or micro cassette transcriber. This digital transcription kit will allow students to transcribe files that are downloaded from the Internet or sent via email. Most doctors are (or will be) using digital voice recorders and sending their files via the Internet, so our students will have the necessary equipment to transcribe files sent this way.
There will be some additional PC requirements for students who enroll in this course after April 1, 2003. We have posted the PC requirements on our website already. You can view these PC requirements on the web at www.gatlineducation.com . Here are the new requirements for new students:
- Microsoft Windows 95 (Internet Explorer 4.0 or later)/98/2000
Professional/NT Workstation 4.0
- Intel Pentium 166 MHz or AMD K6 processor
- 32 MB RAM
- 25 MB hard disk space (additional space required to store voice files)
- Display mode set to 800x600 pixels with 256 colors or higher
- Double-speed CD-ROM
- USB port or Serial port
NOTE: USB is not supported by Windows 95 or Windows 98/2000/NT that was upgraded directly from Windows 95. For these PCs, an optional PC Card Adapter or Floppy Disk Adapter for Smart Media is necessary to download voice files into the PC.
Updates for Medical Transcription – Our Medical Transcription program will be expanded to include 240 hours of comprehensive training for the same price! Starting this Fall, the Medical Transcription course will be updated to the new 6th edition Hillcrest Medical Transcription: Beginning Medical Transcription textbook – the #1 Medical Transcription textbook in the US! Be sure to reflect the new number of hours in your fall catalog!
Please note that students will not be able to take this course using a Macintosh computer. The course is only for PC users. Students will also need to know how to load software. There will be standard cassette transcribers available for students who do not meet these requirements or would feel more comfortable using a cassette transcriber. Digital equipment will be sent to all students unless they notify us that they prefer to use cassettes. This is a wonderful opportunity for our future students and, as always, we are here to answer any questions students have about this matter.
“Just to let you know that I have completed the Medical Transcription course on-line. I really enjoyed the course immensely and appreciated Pat Ireland’s input and insight. Thank you so much. I would highly recommend this course.” Terry Spainhour, Fall 2000, Medical Transcription Certificate
“Congratulations on a great course! It was quite a challenge, and every case was different. Your dictators were terrific. I don’t see how you could find so many different dialects.
Again, thanks for a great course which I feel did a super job of introducing me into the Medical Transcription world!” Lorraine Higginbotham, Summer 2000, Medical Transcription Certificate
For more information call Midwestern State University’s
Center for Continuing Education at (940) 397-4756
More details on this course