You must have a computer meeting these minimum requirements. However, we sincerely advise you to have a fully loaded, up-to-date desktop computer. If you don't have a computer you are comfortable with, please buy a desktop PC meeting these specifications. Laptops can also be used, but are not as good for posture and speed.
• Intel or AMD PC with 2GHz clock or better recommended
• CD-ROM Drive 8X or higher.
• You will need a sound file adapter. We suggest Express Scribe. It normally costs $40 - Transcription Version only! (Do not get the Dictation Version.)
You must have the latest version of Adobe Reader for the advanced lessons. You may also need Adobe Flash for some classes.
When you take Mentored Internship you may need Stedman's Electronic Medical Dictionary if the company requires it.
Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 OR Mac.
May 2013 - Microsoft has discontinued Vista. Some features may not work in the future. Also, Windows XP won't be supported by Microsoft in the near future. It will not be HIPAA compliant and won't be accepted for work. Both versions are adequate for training.
Foot Pedal – Medical transcription students receive a computerized foot pedal from Med Workshops which is plug and play. Digital voice recordings and cable internet transmission of voice files is required. This is the same tool you will be using at work.