Why should I choose Selkirk College's Medical Transcription, Editing and Documentation Program?
Selkirk College’s Medical Transcription, Editing and Documentation (MTED) Program’s focus is teaching students how to transcribe authentic dictation to industry standards along with developing their critical thinking skills on how to edit and correct speech-recognized authentic dictation, just as medical transcriptionists working in the industry do. Upon completion of the program, graduates transition to the workplace with ease. Students work on medical terminology, word processing, windows-based applications specific to medical transcription, develop their proofreading skills and correct speech-recognized medical reports for 9 months with a 100-hour preceptorship at the end. The MTED Program’s outcome is to teach students how to transcribe, proofread and edit medical documents within acceptable industry standards.
How much*authentic dictation does the student have access to?
Students enrolled in Selkirk College Medical Transcription, Editing and Documentation Program have access to over 2500 minutes of authentic dictation. When you enroll in our medical transcription courses, you will be transcribing beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of authentic dictation. This is crucial to success.
What are the prerequisites?
Prerequisites for our program can be found here: http://selkirk.ca/program/amt/admission-requirements.
Is the school accredited?
When you graduate from our MTED program, you will receive a college certificate. Selkirk is accredited under the BC Colleges and Institute Act giving it recognition and credentials around the world - see partners and pathways.
Is the school recognized by employers?
The demand for trained medical transcriptionists is high and Selkirk College has an excellent reputation for quality education. Graduates are currently working in hospitals, medical clinics and for online medical transcription companies. See our Testimonial web page.
How do I apply?
To apply, please see our website here: http://selkirk.ca/apply/step-3-fill-application. Once an application is received and processed by our Admissions Department you will receive an email outlining your next steps to complete your application file. A complete file is one that all prerequisites are met prior to the start of each semester. Intakes are September and January of each academic year.
Does the program follow recommended industry standards and guidelines?
Selkirk College is an educational member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)). The MTED program follows the AHDI medical transcription guidelines; students are required to purchase the AHDI Book of Style along with other resources and to ensure that they have the most up-to-date resources available. One of the MTED Program instructors holds the RHDS (Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialists) credential and the Fellow credential through AHDI.
How does the preceptorship work?
The preceptorship requirement is 100 hours and is normally unpaid. Upon successful completion of all of the required courses, students are eligible for a preceptorship. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange a preceptorship. Students are encouraged to obtain a practicum where there may be a chance of employment.
What are the career opportunities?
The demand for experienced medical transcriptionists continues to grow. Graduates are working and are qualified to compete for entry level positions as medical transcriptionists/editors in various areas in the workplace such as hospitals, doctors' offices, medical clinics, home care facilities, and home business. Many graduates are working at home and contract with transcription services both in Canada and the US.
For employment outcomes and opportunities
please see the following websites for research.
For BC employment opportunities: https://www.workbc.ca/
For career research and outcomes: http://public.careercruising.com/en/ username: selkirk password: careers
For outcomes of our Selkirk Graduates: http://www2.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/Dashboard/
How do I request Advanced (Transfer) Credit?
If you have attended another post-secondary institution you may be approved to have the credit from courses completed at that institution transferred to Selkirk College to meet course prerequisites or to be applied against graduation requirements. Students wishing to receive transfer credit are strongly advised to apply at the time of application. For more information, visit here.