Sunday, September 23, 2012


Hellooooo lovlies!

I wish I could blog everyday for you girls, but because of my busy schedule I can't find time to do so.

What keeps me busy??  Medical Transcription!

 Last August, a friend of mine called me and invited me to join the orientation for medical transcription. At first, I was hesitant to attend the program. For some reasons, I felt that I think wouldn't enjoy that kind of 'world'. And during that time, I was sooooo confused with my plans in life! I was torn between volunteering as a nurse or just  grab whatever opportunity that comes my way.

So, what is medical transcription?

An individual who performs medical transcription is known as a medical transcriptionist or an MT. An MT is also known as a Medical Language Specialist or MLS. The equipment the MT uses is called a medical transcriber. The individual who performs medical transcription should always be called a "medical transcriptionist." A medical transcriptionist is the person responsible for converting the patient's medical records into text from recorded dictation. The term transcriber describes the electronic equipment used in performing medical transcription, e.g., a cassette player with foot controls operated by the MT for report playback and transcription.

Pertinent up-to-date, confidential patient information is converted to a written text document by a medical transcriptionist (MT). This text may be printed and placed in the patient's record and/or retained only in its electronic format. Medical transcription can be performed by MTs who are employees in a hospital or who work at home as telecommuting employees for the hospital; by MTs working as telecommuting employees or independent contractors for an outsourced service that performs the work offsite under contract to a hospital, clinic, physician group or other healthcare provider; or by MTs working directly for the providers of service (doctors or their group practices) either onsite or telecommuting as employees or contractors.

So.. I decided to enroll at TESDA for the free 2-month training! Yes, for free. Number 1 reason why I decided to grab it. What I don't like about it is the schedule of classes. We had to attend classes and laboratory exercises everyday! Even during weekends! I planned about backing out before but never did... Daily allowances popped in my mind. Haha! So far, I'm enjoying myself. I met new set of friends!

Aside from that having new friends, I get to practice my typing and listening skills. Transcribing was easier for me since I'm from a medical field. Some of my friends find it hard to decipher some of the medical terms dictated from the audio. I gladly help them with some terms. It's fun yet stressful. Especially because we deal with different accents of physicians. Verrrrrrry stressful I tell you! T T

I'm excited for our culminating activity on the last week of October! It's like our "graduation ceremony"! I will definitely be posting pictures. :)))

That's it for my quick updates! Ciao bellas! xoxo


1 comment:

  1. Hi honey! I'm April. How was your training as an MT? I'm also planning on enrolling in MTC but I think it's too pricey,then I saw your blog, why not try TESDA. I believe they're as good as MTC. I'm still employed but I would really want to be a Medical Transcriptionist. I don't want to have any boss or work for a company that doesn't give enough compensation. Do you think it's a good idea to undergo training and be an MT as a career? Thanks! :) Hope to hear from you soon!


thanks for the comment ^^

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