I decided to start medical transcription training because I wanted a job that I could work at home. I had recently got married and realized how much work it is to keep a house hold up. So I quit my job and started looking for something to do at home. I went to a seminar about medical transcribing and had actually signed up with a school. I was excited but a little anxious knowing that it is hard to get a job once you have training. I looked into some more information and found someone that had went to Med Workshops and said about how they had the mentored internship program, which basically guarantees you a job if you work hard.
I then signed up with Med Workshops and do not regret it. I now have been working for just about three months and I am enjoying my job. Now the company that I work for and I are in two different time zones so I do not get my work until late morning. On a normal day I get up do things around the house and keep an eye on the computer and then once I see that my work has arrived for the day I sit down and spend a couple hours doing my work. I would definitely recommend this job to anyone who enjoys being at home, making some money, and likes the thought of owning there own business. Shelly
US Career Institute has their own three-ring binder "textbooks." I received two for the lessons and one for anatomy and physiology, though that may be different now because I was told by a guidance counselor that they revised the course after I enrolled. I am sure that the anatomy and physiology binder is some kind of dumbed-down version of textbooks for nurses or some other medical profession. There is also a word list "flashcard" which consists of a paper with words and definitions on it and a card stock sleeve that has this window setup where the word is in one window and the definition is in the other window. (That was all well and good while you were in the lessons where they still typed out the definitions for you but was completely impractical when you got to the lessons where they started having you look them up and write them down.
The definitions no longer fit in the windows, so I spent hours and hours on making 3 x 5 note cards.) I made my own skinny binder with copies of the report format sheets, doctor/patient lists for the report assignments, and the one sheet with normal lab result values on it so that I could find the necessary information for the assignments more easily. I also put the printed out copies of my reports there. The dictations were all on audio tapes (though they do use lots of ESL doctors from different countries), so Med Workshops provided my very first opportunity to use a foot pedal and headset. Not everything was bad about the course, but it really felt like they left some things out. Certainly I have received much more typing practice, practice with different types of reports, and more practice with practical application of medical terms with Med Workshops than I ever did with US Career Institute. They repeated over and over in the course that you didn't have to memorize the definitions of all of the medical terms but that you did need to know how to spell them. However, I have found in my reading since and in practical application with typing out the reports that having at least a general knowledge of where to find a particular body part is extremely helpful.
They were also sticklers about following their exact format to the point of rearranging headings and subheading in the correct order if the doctor dictated them out of order. I just didn't feel prepared to work in the field and couldn't find work after a month of looking despite the fact that the Career Institute tallied my final grade as 96% (not sure how they calculated that because I thought it should have been lower based upon the grades on my individual assignments. I still had grades of mostly 90% or greater; I just felt they were generous in the final tally.).
I have been using Google a lot. Actually, I typed "thin-shave biopsy" and "thin shave biopsy" into Google during my test and received more hits for "thin shave" which was why I typed it that way on the final copy that I sent to you despite having typed it with a hyphen to start out. Honestly, there are least five points that I missed because of second-guessing myself. Janette
After I was unexpectedly laid off from my current job,
I had an opportunity for retraining. I was on unemployment in Washington State
and I found a program called Workforce
. This program was able to pay my tuition as long as I kept my grades good and studied regularly. This time I wanted to pick my new career rather than have it pick me. I’ve always really liked typing and have an interest in the human body and working independently. I do have an incredible eye for detail and it has really been helpful.
Medical transcription seemed to be a good fit for me. Med Workshops was one of the many schools I researched. Not only do they use the comprehensive SUM Program, they also provide mentored internship and job placement upon successful completion of their Medical Transcription course.
I have not been able to find any other school offering that. From the start, Med Workshops provided a solid curriculum along with great advice about pushing forward and not getting bogged down with memorization. By the time I got started in internship, my coursework had prepared me fully. By the time I completed my internship, I had real work experience under my belt and was really ready to make the transition to an independent contractor. I have learned so much and I know I still have a lot more to learn, and the first year will be more leaning, but I have enjoyed everything so far. I’m currently working hard upping my speed and look forward to my new career. Chris
I graduated college in 2003 with a BS in social work. After several years of struggling with low-paying, high-stress positions, I made the decision to enroll in a medical transcription training program, as I have always been interested in the healthcare field and wanted a career that would be flexible for my family life. When I was exploring medical transcription programs, I was automatically drawn to the Med Workshops Bright Start program due to the Mentored Internship and job placement services. I was so tired of sending out resume after resume and hoping for a return email, often to no avail. Med Workshops really seemed like a no-brainer.
Med Workshops has turned out to be exactly what I was wanting in a training program. The education is top notch, and the one-on-one instruction has been so supportive and encouraging. I am beginning my Mentored Internship. I am happy to say that for the first time in a long time, I feel confident that I have made the right choice for myself and my family. I am so excited to be able to help provide for my family while being a professional in the healthcare field. Trudy
Today is my last day of internship, and I have learned so much! My schooling through Med Workshops prepared me well for the real world of transcription. The mentored internship provided me with valuable training also. Merle was so helpful with tips to make the transcription go faster and she always had a lot of good encouragement. I look forward to my continued relationship with TNI! Thank you, Kris
I started seeing discussions on Med Workshops and how they offered internship after successfully completing their course. I went to the website and took a look. It also offered a refresher course especially if you were someone who had just completed a medical transcription school and needed the quick course and then into internship. I thought, all right. I will check into this. I sent an email off to the school administrator and inquired about the refresher course.
I have to say that I surely wish that I could have found Med Workshops first before the previous school. But, I didn't. The courses at this school was so much more detailed and just excellent. I learned so much more from them than I had from the previous school. The instructors are real gems. They are the very best. They are always there to help with questions or concerns. The previous school was only there on certain hours and never on weekends. They would not supply me with a private email for one on one for any of the instructors. I never talked to the same instructor twice. With Med Workshops, I got assigned an instructor that saw me through everything. I only have the highest praise for this school and would recommend it to anyone looking to become an MT.
Once you decide you want to do something hang in there and keep striving towards your dreams. Keep your head held high and be proud of all you can accomplish for yourself. I have learned so much and have become a much stronger person through it all. Cathy
We like to move around every few years to find new adventures and experience different places. I was at a point in my life where I was making yet another career change due to circumstances beyond my control. I had heard about working as a Medical Transcriptionist from home and it made me realize that with my previous medical experience and knowledge it would work perfect for me, and no matter where we move to I would not have to worry about finding another job.
It took me several weeks of research to weed out a program that I felt was not only a good fit for me but was also legit. I felt that Med Workshops would provide me with the knowledge that I would need to be a Medical Transcriptionist but would also help me with obtaining a lifelong career. My journey with Med Workshops has taken longer than normal because of all I’ve had going on over this past year. One of the reasons it took me so long was because I read all of the material a couple things multiple times, worked on all of the material on the CD’s, websites, and in the books just to ensure that I was comprehending the material. After taking some of the tests it made me wonder, did I really need to read it all? In the long run, I know reading all of the material will be beneficial to me as I know there will be times when something will come up and I will be able to sit back and say “I remember reading that.”
There have been many times when I have sat back and said that I will never be able to get this, maybe I wasn’t cut out to be a Medical Transcriptionist. The SUM CD did help me to get a feel of what it will be like when working as a Medical Transcriptionist. I thought diversity of doctors compiled on the CD also gave me a good perspective of different dialects and accents that I may encounter while working. I feel that without the support of my family and the instructor(s) I would not have continued to push myself through the program.
I feel that the program has provided me with everything that I will need to have a successful career as a Medical Transcriptionist. Not only will working at home as a Medical Transcriptionist be exciting and stable, but it will provide me with the freedom to be around more for my family than working a 9 to 5 job and allow us to continue our adventures of exploring new places since I can work from anywhere. Thank you Med Workshops! From Paula
I was very happy with the Medical Transcription Online Training Course with Internship I took at Med Workshops. I received a great set of books that will also be a great resource in the future. I really learned how to utilize Google, Wikipedia and other online sites.
The response time from my instructor was great. I am now hoping I do very well in internship and will be working as an MT very soon. I have learned so much about the medical field and have thoroughly enjoyed it! By Danny
I had a great experience with the online medical transcription course I took at Med Workshops. As a mom with small children at home I could work at my own pace. I did most of my studying during naptime and after bedtime. The course was very challenging. There were nights I dreamed about medical transcription and becoming a medical transcriptionist. I think that is what kept me going, that and wanting to stay home for the next few years with my children.
Originally I wanted to become a nurse, but the cost of a nursing program was just out of my family’s reach. We are still paying off my husbands student loans. The internship was very intense. My mentor was wonderful and very knowledgeable in medical transcription. I received helpful comments and tips all through my internship. I would love to be a mentor someday. I am now working as and independent contractor for a great medical transcription company. I couldn’t be happier with my choice in medical transcription online course with internship. Elaine B.
I was at a point in my life where I was having to make another career change due to circumstances beyond my control. Having heard about working as a Medical Transcriptionist from home made me realize that with my previous medical experience and knowledge it would work great for me, and no matter where we move to I would not have to worry about finding yet another job. It took me several weeks of research to weed out a program that I felt was not only a good fit for me but was also legit Med Workshops Online Medical Transcription Course. I felt the right program would not only provide me with the knowledge that I would need to be a Medical Transcriptionist, but also have the life I have always dreamed of
I found that when taking the tests my background and training helped me tremendously by having an understanding of the information being dictated to me. There was several times when I have though I will never be able to get this, maybe I wasn't cut out to be a Medical Transcriptionist. But I did complete the course and the internship. I am now working from home as a MT and I couldn't be happier. Thank you to everyone at Med Workshops! Julia
I value the Medical Transcription Training and internship I received online from Med Workshops training course I took. As a result of the professional and informative teaching style presented by the instructors and mentors, I did very well with the comfortable at ease feeling my instructor provided. I was able to complete the entire Medical Transcription Online Course at home working at my own pace. I found the medical terminology and physical anatomy very very interesting. I now work from home as a Medical Transcriptionist part time. I will be going to full time as soon as my two daughters are in school full time. Cathy
I decide to look at becoming a Medical Transcriptionist after having our first child. I had always had an interest in medicine, but wanted to work from home to raise our son. I started my medical transcription online course at Med Workshops when my son was just three months old. I loved how I could work at my own pace. My mother helped out a lot and so did my husband.
By the time we celebrated our son's first birthday, I was getting ready to start my internship. I completed my internship within six weeks and started working as an MT as soon as I was done. My husband was so proud of me. My husband and my father-in-law fixed up our extra bedroom with a desk where I could do all my work. My Medical Transcription Training and Internship certificate hangs on the wall by my desk. I have now been working as an MT for four years and we are expecting our third child. Training at Med Workshops and becoming a Medical Transcriptionist has greatly enriched my family's life. Liz
I am a former Kaplan student. I spent a lot of money to be trained in Medical Transcription only to find now I am not able to find work. Their school was good, but every place I apply requires two+ years experience or an internship. I really want to work from home, that has been my intention since I first learned about medical transcription five years ago and began studying for it.
For medical reference books, I have the following:
- Pharmacology Principles and Applications
- Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions
- Structure and Function of the BodyMedical Transcription Fundamental
- AHDI Book of Style for Medical Transcription
- Stedman's Skill Builders for Medical Transcription
- Introduction to Pharmacology
As a recent graduate, I have not worked with actual patient report templates other than those provided in examples in the Book of Style, but because of my education, I should be able to determine what information belongs where. I have applied to several other companies. In total I have applied to 34 companies. These companies included MedQuist, MedScribe, Landmark Transcription, Ubiqus, Precyse, and Nuance Transcription. Most of the companies I have applied to thus far have sent back automated e-mails stating that I do not meet their requirements because I am a recent graduate. Some have stated that they simply are not hiring now. When I applied to MedQuist, there was a skills exam. I did well on the first part of the assessment, scoring a 91. It was on the application part that I scored lower. They did not tell me exactly what I had done wrong in the second part of the assessment, so I'm really not sure where I went wrong. Karin
I am a graduate of XYZ University’s AHDI accredited medical transcription program and graduated. I transcribed reports for a variety of specialties including orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, obstetrics. The doctors that dictated these reports had a variety of accents. While training, I had transcribed several reports with 99% to 100% accuracy. The courses all followed the Book of Style. I studied very hard and spent a lot of money on my training and now am finding I can not find a job! Everyone wants two or more years experience or an internship. I was very lucky to have found an internship program. It’s called the Finish Up Course with Internship through Med Workshops. I am very excited and should start internship soon. Jen
US Career Institute was my choice. I will compare it a little to the internship I received at Med Workshops. First USCI was pretty good and I learned quite a bit. USCI has their own three-ring binder textbooks. I received two for the lessons and one for anatomy and physiology, though that may be different now because I was told by a guidance counselor that they revised the course after I enrolled. Here is the curriculum I received at US Career Institute: I am sure that the anatomy and physiology binder is some kind of simplified version of textbooks for nurses or another medical profession.
I made binders with copies of the report format sheets, doctor/patient lists for the report assignments, and the one sheet with normal lab result values on it so that I could find the necessary information for the assignments more easily. I also put the printed out copies of my reports there. The dictations were all on audio tapes (though they do use lots of ESL doctors from different countries), so Med Workshops provided my very first opportunity to use a foot pedal and headset!
I have received much more typing practice, practice with different types of reports, and more practice with practical application of medical terms with Med Workshops than I did with US Career Institute - think this must be required because of the internship requirements. They repeated over and over in the course that you didn't have to memorize the definitions of all of the medical terms but that you did need to know how to spell them. However, I have found in my reading since and in practical application with typing out the reports that having at least a general knowledge of where to find a particular body part is extremely helpful. They were also sticklers about following their exact format to the point of rearranging headings and subheading in the correct order if the doctor dictated them out of order. I just didn't feel prepared to work in the field and couldn't find work after a month of looking despite the fact that the Career Institute tallied my final grade as 96% (not sure how they calculated that because I thought it should have been lower based upon the grades on my individual assignments. I still had grades of mostly 90% or greater. I tried, passed, but couldn’t find a job. Frustrating after scoring 96%. I needed the additional training with internship at Med Workshops. Janet
I learned something very valuable from your video tutorial. I had no idea this tip would help me with everything I do while browsing; especially when logging on to a medical transcription secure site to download doctor files. Thank you so much! Training is excellent beyond my wildest hopes. Here is that great link for others. Now that I know it I have to share one little thing so many will benefit from. Link Thank you, Lisa.
Today is my last day of internship, and I have learned so much! My training through Med Workshops prepared me well for the real world of transcription. The mentored internship provided me with valuable training, too. Merle was so helpful with tips to make the transcription go faster and encouragement. I look forward to my continued relationship with the employer. Thank you, Susan
To Med Workshops- I did a lot of research before deciding on Med Workshops for my Medical Transcription training. I chose Med Workshops because of its internship and job placement program. I have completed the training and will begin my internship in a few days. I am looking forward to putting the knowledge and skills I have learned to use. The instructors I have had, Cindy and Kim, have been great.
I look forward to being able to work from home and be able to help support my family with the training I have received from Med Workshops. This is something I have been interested in for such a long time and I am so glad to have found a program that allowed me to work at home at my own pace and to be able to learn so much. I know I still have a lot of learning left to do, but look forward to achieving my dream of being a medical transcriptionist thanks to the great program offered me. I am very happy with the decision I made to change my life for the better.
I have always wanted something more than just a job. I wanted a career. I wanted to be happy with what I was doing, and believe that I now can be. I would refer anyone I know that is interested in this career to choose Med Workshops for their training. The instructors are great and very helpful. The material is very thorough. I would just like to say thank you to everyone at Med Workshops for the opportunity to work with you all. Sincerely, Kathy
Hi Cindy! - Toni is requesting that you find us another outstanding intern.
I just wanted to take a minute to tell you what a delight it has been to work with Jessa A - our previous intern from your school. She has absolutely been a wonderful asset to our team and recently took on the responsibility of typing 3 providers for a urology clinic that came our way. One of those providers has a very obvious Indian dialect and she has done brilliantly typing them, along with a busy dermatologist whom she had been typing for several months. In January she broke the $1K/month income mark after little time on the job and was ecstatic about that!
It is a pleasure to see the fruits of dedicated learning and a sharp mind. Find us another Jessa. :) Jan
Dear Med Workshops- I graduated from another online Medical Transcription program. After graduating, I was not prepared well enough to find a job. I don’t want to give up the idea of medical transcription, as I love doing it. I am interested in the Make Up Class and an internship. I have already invested countless hours and over $5,000.00 already. I found it discouraging that I couldn’t pass the application tests. I so appreciate the chance your Make Up Class gave me to make my dream come true! Carol
Hi Carol- I’m responding to your request for info on our Finish Up Class. I sympathize with you. We do read stories like yours quite often I’m sorry to say. We can help you! It depends on what type of training you’ve received so far. Please tell me about the school, when you graduated, the books you used, any online training, how much MT typing you did, etc. Anything that helps us understand your situation. We will then suggest some things. We just need more info. Terry
"I completed a course at another school, but they only offer job assistance- resume writing. I feel like I have been left high and dry. I've paid a lot of money so far and would love to work in this field, but can't. I realize I need your internship training to be able to get a job. Can you help me?" Kathy We did help Kathy in our Finish Up Class and she is now an MT
I am so excited to be excepted into the Med Workshops Finish Up class program. I was so frustrated after I completed the other Medical Transcription Online Course I took from XYZ School and could not find work as an MT. I also wanted to compliment Med Workshops on their program. The information sent to me was very amazing and considerably more than what I received from the first set of classes that I took from XYZ... I spent last week practicing on some reports, just to get back in the swing of things, and this past weekend I have spent reading the material Med Workshops sent me.
Thank you so very much for allowing me to continue my education with your program. I needed an internship so badly! Cheryal H.
My experience with Med Workshops has been great! As a mom with two small children I loved the ability to work at my own pace and have a flexible schedule. I was able to get my studying and work done on my time. The course itself was very rigorous and challenging, that is what made me love it. Being a very detail oriented person and someone who continually needs a challenge; it was just what I needed. Every person I have come in contact with from Med Workshops has been there for me as needed, with quick response, and always willing to help me learn. Everyone has been very helpful and you can tell the desire they have to help you succeed.
I see the future in Medical Transcription can take me as far as I would like to go, meaning it is what I put into it! If I want to become better it is up to me, but I know there is room to grow in this career. The internship was a great experience, very intense, but a great way to learn as you go and become a transcriptionist with help from the experts along the way. My goal is to strive to be one of those experts that helped me along the way. They give you helpful criticism as needed and helpful comments to keep you going at the same time. I ended up with a great team to work with. I am able to fit work into my busy life and also enjoy the time with my children that I have longed for. I would recommend Med Workshops to anyone going into Medical Transcription. Emily B.
When I first began my studies with Med Workshops I did not know what to expect. I have been out of the work force for 14 years while raising my four children. I was concerned that my brain was incapable of studying again!! I was worried about fitting the course work into my days and I was most worried about TYPING since I have never been a typist. What I found was that my brain was capable of studying again and that I actually loved the information that I was studying. It did help that I have a background in Medical Technology and Pharmacology, so some of the information and terminology was a review for me. But there was plenty of information that was new and I enjoyed learning it. I loved that I was able to study at my leisure and fit it in around my son's preschool schedule. I was initially concerned about taking the tests after each section, but I soon realized that the tests were as much about "finding the answer" as it was about knowing the answer. It became clear to me along the way that these tests were helping to build my research skills which will be invaluable as a medical transcriptionist.
When I completed all of my studying, it was time for my most challenging task....the typing. I was so nervous when I typed my first dictation, and I was quite slow. My typing skills have improved dramatically since that first dictation. I know I have a long way to go, but I can feel my technique improving each time I type a report, and I am starting to get into a groove. I know that as I continue on to internship and employment, my skills will just keep improving. I have also learned through the typing portion of the course that format is important. The formats that we learn during the course are not as important as just being able to follow the format that you have been given by your employer.
As I wait for my internship to start, I feel excitement for the day when I can earn money from my own home and create my own work schedule. I know it will be an uphill battle to start but I know working from home is the best choice for me. I won't have to juggle my life when my children have a sick day or when we have an unexpected snow day. I won't have to spend money on a new wardrobe and I can work in my PJs with a cup of coffee if I want!!! My experience with Med Workshops has given me the basis for my new career at home and I am very anxious to get started!!! Stephanie R.
I was at a point in my life where I was making yet another career change due to circumstances beyond my control. Having heard about working as a Medical Transcriptionist from home made me realize that with my previous medical experience and knowledge it would work perfect for me, and no matter where we move to I would not have to worry about finding yet another job. It took me several weeks of research to weed out a program that I felt was not only a good fit for me but I was also legit. I felt that Med Workshops would not only provide me with the knowledge that I would need to be a Medical Transcriptionist but help me with obtaining a lifelong career.
I found that when taking my transcription tests my trainings helped me tremendously by having an understanding of the information being dictated to me. There have been many times when I have sat back and said that I will never be able to get this, maybe I wasn’t cut out to be a Medical Transcriptionist. Overall, I feel that the program has provided me with everything that I will need to have a successful career as a Medical Transcriptionist. Not only will working at home as a Medical Transcriptionist be exciting and stable, but it will provide me with the freedom to be around more for my family than working a 9 to 5 job and allow us to continue our adventures of exploring new places since I can work from anywhere! I am excited to begin my internship and start working! Lena
I embarked on a new career at 40, with MED Workshops's medical transcription course. It took me 18 months to complete, but true to their advertising, I was promptly employed upon graduation with high honors. Its been 14 years since I quit my full-time job to start a family, and I have explored several different avenues for supplementing my husband's income, but nothing seemed to pan out very well. I truly wish I could have found this career earlier. It is a perfect fit for my interests and abilities, and it has just the right blend of structure and flexibility to keep me on track with work and family. The people I have spoken to at MED Workshops are pleasant, helpful, and encouraging. I know there are many different transcription courses out there, and a myriad of employment opportunities. How fortunate for me that I enrolled with MED Workshops, because, amazingly enough, I secured an excellent education and a Medical Transcription to my career all at once when I made my decision to train with Med Workshops. Thank you, MED Workshops and thanks to the Internship! Hazel
I have had an interest in medical transcription for many years. I found Med Workshops through an ad in my local newspaper. I appreciate all the information that I received before I signed up and now, I really appreciate all the assistance, mentoring, answers to questions and, of course, the training that I have received throughout the course. I feel prepared and ready to go out into the world and make an income to help support my family. I now have the ability to work from my home as a medical transcriptionist. Bridget was a great support and answered every question. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for either a new career or a career change. Doreen
At first, I was kind of hesitant, because it was an online class and I thought it would not be the same as a college course where you actually attend classes. It actually turned out for the best. I could do my course at my own pace, keeping in mind that I had up to one year to complete it. When I needed help, MED Workshops' mentors had all the resources to answer my questions, and I never felt like I was out there alone - there was always someone to help me. This course is ideal for all who plan on expanding their career, who did not have an opportunity to do so before they had children, and anyone who is interested in the medical field and working from home. I would recommend this course to anyone who enjoys working in the medical field and wants to type medical reports. Thank you, MED Workshops, for giving me this opportunity! Harsheila
I really loved the flexibility of this schooling. I have 3 kids at home, the youngest just 14 months, and I could study any time that I had a chance. I loved that if I was wide awake at 4 in the morning after feeding my then 4 month old, I could just hop on the computer and study away. The layout was great and easy to work through. I have learned so much through this course. Being a stay at home mom for the past 7 years, I really doubted my abilities and thought my brain had turned to mush. This course proved me wrong. I discovered that I can learn again! I am so excited to start working and continue learning! Thanks for all your help and encouragement, MED Workshops! Deb
I chose MED Workshops because of its reputation. They were the only school that I looked into that did not have any complaints with the Better Business Bureau. All of the staff at MED Workshops were very friendly, helpful, and supportive all the way through the course and beyond. MED Workshops is definitely the best when it comes to medical transcription training. Delonda
Becoming a medical transcriptionist was a career change for me. After working in the computer industry for 10+ years, I knew I was not happy with my career and wanted to make a change. Before choosing MED Workshops, I researched web training and local colleges and found that MED Workshops had the most to offer. It was the best decision I have ever made! For the first time in my life I have a career that I absolutely love, a company and people I really enjoy working with, and I feel as though what I am doing is important. I am no longer just a drone. I have a great list of benefits that I have gained by making this career choice: 1) I wake up every morning looking forward to my work and loving what I do; 2) My actual work is extremely important and give me satisfaction of having a career where my job much more than something I do to pay the bills; 3) I learn something new every day; 4) I have time to have a life; 5) I get to work from home and make my own hours; 6) I really like MED Workshops mentors and the other employees; and, 7) No commute! Heather
I have had an interest in medical transcription for many years, even though I have been a nurse since 1972. The appeal to be able to use the medical knowledge I already have, and to have that augment a new career in medical transcription is why I decided to pursue MED Workshops a couple of years ago. I had explored different ways of trying to get started in the field, but they all seemed to lead me back to the fact that some training was necessary for anyone to launch a successful career in medical transcription. After years of high stress nursing jobs, I am quite excited to start my new low-stress-work-at-home-career very soon. I just completed the MED Workshops course this past week and have been most impressed with the quality of training including all the necessary equipment and books that were provided. I only made one phone call to MED Workshops and I started the training almost immediately in the privacy of my own home and at my leisure. Anyone who likes to type and has an interest in medical terminology is a good candidate to enroll with MED Workshops. I am more convinced now than ever, that becoming an "independent contractor" is the only way to go. I considered starting my own business, but found that to be complicated and burdensome. MED Workshops does all the footwork with their Job Placement Program. I am looking forward, with enthusiasm, to completing my final exam and mentored internship in the next few days and realize my new career in medical transcription! Barbara
I am very thankful for the assistance I was given. I really had an intuitive relationship with Med Workshops and if I had any problems there were many people who were ready to answer my questions and they always responded very fast. Med Workshops had a student counselor as my Coach and many resources. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this experience. Emilia
I found Med Workshops through an ad in the local newspaper after losing a job I had worked for over eight years. One of my duties in my previous employment was to type transcription and I really enjoyed that part of my job. In fact, I had thought about training for medical transcription previously, but I found the expense and time of a classroom setting at a college daunting. I have really enjoyed the training and support I received through Med Workshops. I was able to work at my own pace, and they even provided all of the tools I needed for training and finding me a job placement. Now, I look forward to a rewarding career in the near future. Shirley
I wanted to become a medical transcriptionist so that I could start my own home-based business and utilize my extensive computer skills and experience. I looked at many different program in both online and classroom settings and Med Workshops's program was the most inclusive. I knew I had to insist on an Internship. The course was very challenging and I enjoyed every moment of it. I feel more than qualified to enter the world of medical transcription. Med Workshops supports its students throughout the course. Bridget, my student representative, was always available to answer my questions, cheer me on, and support me 100%. I highly recommend Med Workshops and its medical transcription course to anyone who is interested in learning a new, valuable and extremely marketable skill. Kim
After speaking with Bridget I knew Med Workshops was the correct choice! There are a multitude of training programs available out there and I looked into quite a few before deciding on Med Workshops. Med Workshops has a proven track record and so much experience in training MT's and in contracting with medical organizations as well as recruiting companies. But Bridget really made me feel comfortable and confident that Med Workshops was what I was looking for. She has proven to be so helpful and uplifting throughout my training. Really, I can't say enough about how her assistance helped guide me and encourage me through the training process. I had been looking for a stay-at-home job for some time. With a teenager to tend to, it really made it nice to have that flexibility of being home when she came home from school, running forgotten homework assignments into school for her, and just knowing I was near at hand should an illness or emergency occur. I really cherish that freedom and thanks to Med Workshops, I see my future in a fulfilling and challenging career as a reality now!! The Medical Transcription career field is on the upswing!! I am so glad I took the chance to better myself and to know that I will now be getting paid for my efforts! I was tired of working for the standard annual percentage raise and not seeing my efforts being compensated. Sure, a pat on the back is nice, but it doesn't pay the bills!! With the training Med Workshops provides, I know I will always have the freedom to pick my hours, write my own paycheck, and continue to grow financially, professionally, and personally. Thank you so much Med Workshops!!! Jack
Thanks so much, Bridget! I just love this course. Having been an instructor myself at our community college for eleven years, I can enthusiastically say that the coordination and presentation of the lesson plans have made learning the material a very positive experience for me, parallel to how I would choose to teach my own students. I have said repeatedly to my husband how amazed I am at the organization and presentation of the lessons and that only REAL teacher staff would have had a clue as to how to ease us students through such involved information toward the amazingly positive results I have experienced as one of those students. This has been my first experience doing an on-line course, although I have witnessed other students experiences with them and I have assisted in providing lesson plans for some. I can safely say that MED Workshops outdistances them all in its ease of use, straightforward guidance and logical sequence of the presentation of the learning modules. I have no medical background whatsoever and am truly amazed at the amount of information that I have been able to learn, thanks to this great Intern program. Teresa
If you are looking for a career change that allows flexibility and independence, Med Workshops has the course for you! I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Med Workshops offered an affordable medical transcriptionist course that could be completed at my own pace. I loved the fact that no one was pushing me to move on to the next topic until I felt entirely comfortable with the material presented, which was very comprehensive - far more than I ever imagined. The staff at Med Workshops is very "user friendly" - always there to answer questions or to just cheer you up if you are having a difficult day. The fact that Med Workshops helps you find employment in the field after graduation is an amazing bonus! Julie
I love you! You are the best. I have learned so much, and yet I know that I have very much more to learn. Thank you for all that you are doing for me. The teacher appears when the student is ready – and I am so ready! You will continue to help me turn my life around and let me do what I love to do best. Jenny
I wanted to write you a note expressing my appreciation for the goals you have helped me attain. After having my daughter I wanted to be able to stay home and watch her grow and your training workshop and subsequent job opportunity enabled me to do just that. You were very explicit about what was required and expected of each student to get the most out of the workshop and the opportunity to work with you. The fact that you supplied everything one might need for class took the guesswork out of what you needed to have on hand. Your mentors are great teachers. She is very clear and realistic about the job of transcription, especially about the realities of working from home with a small child. While staying at home to work is wonderful, it also can be a challenge. The workshop helped build confidence in my abilities and gave me real skills, tips and tricks to be a successful medical transcriptionist. Your training has enabled me to stay home and watch my daughter grow. At the same time, I am doing something useful and challenging. I am grateful for the opportunity. Kim
I just wanted to spin off another note. I have been meaning to write you and thank you for your confidence in my abilities and the opportunity to prove myself as a good transcriptionist. I appreciate the hard work everyone does at the office to enable the rest of us to stay home and work. You were a very good teacher. Kimball
I just accepted a job from Health Scribe! Thank you for finding them for me. Wonderful News! Krista
I chose MED Workshops because of its reputation. They were the only school that I looked into that did not have any complaints with the Better Business Bureau, and they were the only school that guaranteed you a job once you completed the course. The training was very thorough and up-to-date. Their program really prepares you for the "real world" of transcription. All the staff at MED Workshops were very friendly, helpful, and supportive all the way through the course and beyond. MED Workshops is definitely the best when it comes to medical transcription training. DeLonda
I am currently enrolled in MED Workshops's online program. I looked around for over a year for an online medical transcription class and kept coming back to MED Workshops. I am glad I enrolled with them! Their program is fantastic, not only does it give me an opportunity to have a career in the medical field, but it allows me to stay at home with my kids. One of the best things about MED Workshops is not only the insight and knowledge they have about the medical transcription field, but it is their desire to help you succeed through their encouragement and always being available to answer any questions any time. With MED Workshops I know I will go far. Thanks MED Workshops! Jennifer
The medical transcription course is a very good one. It is comprehensive and gives over 600 real transcriptions to practice on. Given my educational background (a PhD in Microbiology), the first part of the course was not difficult at all for me. If ones does not have a science backbround, this course will quickly get you up to speed. The second part of the course is where the rubber meets the road. Just remember, this is where one develops an ear for transcription and nothing accomplishes that better than practice, practice, practice and Internship! I found MED Workshops through a classified ad in my local paper. Every time I called MED Workshops, I got the answers to my questions and a good laugh along the way! I now work at home and couldn't be happier. I love the Job Placement! Mary
My training with MED Workshops was very professional. I graduated with Honors, and was working within a month! Kris
I was very happy with the MED Workshops. I had checked out other self-paced medical transcription training programs and found that MED Workshops's was much more thorough. Why don't the others offer an Internship? It started out with the basics and built on that, then offered tons of opportunity to practice and get experienced hearing and transcribing real doctors. Then, it was so valuable to get the corrections to the work instantly via the internet. Overall, I was very happy with the training program and felt it did a good job of giving me the basic tools to start doing transcription at home. I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone else who is interested in training for medical transcription. Being able to work at home has been so awesome! I love the flexibility of being able to set my own schedule each day according to the needs of my family. It is a great way to supplement my family's income, and I hope to be doing this for many years to come! Judy
I was interested in medical transcription and saw an ad in the paper for MED Workshops. I was impressed with the whole package that was offered, the online course (which was very important to me as I was unable to sign up for any course where I would have to go outside my home), the books, partners in education, job placement, online support, and student forum. The price for me was a bit much, but after an extensive research I found out that it really was reasonably priced with all that it included. So, after a few months of saving I invested in my education and took the course. The course was very informative and interesting. There is an online forum that was very supportive for me. With so much new information, some days were overwhelming, and sharing with other students helped me get through those days. Everyone has their own technique of learning. I do have to say that for anyone taking this course, you must follow it to the tee! No shortcuts. If there is a recommendation from the staff of how to learn the material - do it! I was lucky to have found MED Workshops when I did because I might have spent more money than I actually needed to and might not have had the support I needed. I would definitely recommend MED Workshops in a heartbeat! The staff, were always so helpful in whatever I needed. Thank you all! Genia
I really appreciate the support that comes along with the program. I feel I am not doing this alone, and have enough help to get me through. Tina
I picked MED Workshops because I was looking for a job where I could work from home so I could be with my newborn daughter and it was something I had been wanting to get into. I knew a friend who was doing medical transcription and she really enjoyed it so I got the number from her and started. The online training was great and if you had any questions you could post them and they would be answered online, which was very helpful. The staff at MED Workshops was also very supportive. I emailed a lot and they were always there to help me out and very nice about it. I would suggest MED Workshops to anyone. Dani
Frankly, I was tired of working for prima donnas and chauvinists of both genders in a world of perfectionism. The upshot of being a transcriptionist is that I can use my background to research and probe in depth any area I am given, turn it in, and have the satisfaction that any mistake I might make won't cost me my head! It has been a wild ride but ever so satisfying! Susan
Before training with MED Workshops as a medical transcriptionist I was a working single parent continually struggling with daycares and workplace politics. A career as a medical transcriptionist gave me the flexibility to work within our sometimes hectic schedule and an adequate income to solely support myself and my two children. The training provided by MED Workshops was in depth, interesting, and challenging. Erin
Before receiving the flier for the MED Workshops, I knew absolutely nothing about medical transcription. Yet I was looking for something that would allow me to build my own career while, at the same time, complementing my husband's career in the Navy. We happened to be living in Washington at the time and MED Workshops was running an ad for the workshop. I decided to take a chance, still knowing hardly anything about medical transcription, and leap head first into this field. The people at MED Workshops made me feel confident I had made the right choice. I loved the program! The people at MED Workshops were awesome and I got a lot of support from them. In addition, notes to me sent out by the proofreaders from MED Workshops were a tremendous help. The support from MED Workshops, during the internship and now on the job, is awesome. I feel comfortable asking all of my questions and this will truly help me develop into a better medical transcriptionist. The most fantastic thing that MED Workshops did for my career was give me an opportunity to start the internship and continue working while I am living in Japan on military orders, exactly the reason I started the course!! Now I have an awesome job and a whole career ahead of me. Thanks MED Workshops for this unique opportunity. Ericka
The training Staff has the unique ability to blend high expectations with humor and warmth. She was always approachable and responsive to my many questions and she turned what might have been a very dour set of evenings into a series of delightful moments. She made the workshop a truly enjoyable experience and to this day, I find myself chuckling over her anecdotes! Sue
About a year ago I moved to Washington from Idaho. I was weighing my options as to what I could do for a career when I met a former MED Workshops student, now an educator for MED Workshops, who told me about this great career opportunity. I signed up for the class and within less than six months was earning an income. This compared to one to two years of going through a college course and then after graduating finding my own job. The class was very informative, April is an awesome teacher. By taking the class and being a WHAM, I am able to be at home with my daughter and I am able to work around events that are going on with her. My experience with MED Workshops's training course and working for them has been very positive and very rewarding. Heidi
Why MED Workshops? Internship!!! I wanted to have a well-paying career and still be at home with my two small children. MED Workshops helped me achieve this. I now run to preschool, run to soccer practice, run to the store and WORK. Before I went to work and found other people to run my kids around and do my errands. The most important thing to remember about MED Workshops is that they are always there to help and support you. After the course is over I still call one of the staff members and ask them questions and they are more than happy to help me. Lannatt
MED Workshops has given me the opportunity to work from home so that I can be home when my kids get home from school and when they have all of those days off for whatever reason. This was always a struggle for me to find a job that I could work around my husbands schedule so as not to have to put the kids in daycare. Finding a good reliable daycare isn't easy, especially when you have two kids with disabilities. Most daycare facilities wouldn't even take my kids. This works out great for me. Not to mention the great commute. Actually, there really isn't a commute, other than me driving five miles to pick up my tapes at the ?drop site. I put the kids on the bus in the morning, go pick up my tapes, get back home, and have my work done by the time the kids and my husband get home in the afternoon. It works out great for everyone. Misty
The MED Workshops Medical Transcription Course is very intense, but so very thorough. You could never find a better teacher than April. She is full of information that you would never find through another educational program. Plus, the staff at MED Workshops genuinely cares about your success. The whole experience has been wonderful, and I am finally achieving my goal of being able to combine motherhood with a career. Bridget
I would wholeheartedly recommend MED Workshops to anyone who is considering a career in medical transcription. The training beforehand and practical on-the-job experience during my internship, has been successful. Shortly after my son's birth I was laid off from my job. It was right in the midst of a horrible economy and finding employment in my field was going to be tough. It was also going to be very hard to leave my son at home and have him raised by someone else while I was at work. I knew that my aunt was a medical transcriptionist, who worked out of her home, and that started to interest me. I began looking into the different schools and what they had to offer. Then I saw the newspaper ad for MED Workshops. They not only teach you, but also provide you with Job Placement after you pass the class. It has been a lot of hard work but the payoff has been well worth it. I am able to take care of my son while at home and also earn an income to help support our family. Gretchen
I would like to thank you both for giving me the opportunity to work at home. I have always dreamed of being able to work while still being available to my family. I received outstanding training in medical transcription from April She incorporates humor in her teaching which makes learning enjoyable. I laughed and learned at the same time. I also appreciate your help as I transition from a medical transcription intern to a medical transcription business owner and subcontractor. I am looking forward to continuing our working relationship. Cynthia
I have learned so much, but also have learned that I can do more than I thought I could when I started. MED Workshops helped me to recognize that I have more talents than I was aware of in this field. I cannot imagine trying to go through another course for the same information or support that I have been given in the MED Workshops course. Jean is a magnificent teacher. She gives of herself and more. She has the experience, knowledge, and ability to give that knowledge in such a precise way that makes all the difference in the world. This program has all the proper techniques, tools, tips, and most importantly, the working information that mean all the difference in the world to a medical transcriptionist. I would not have even attempted to try to go through another course, as they can take up to two years or more. I am aware that this is not the easiest job anyone could attempt, but I can say that I am sure MED Workshops offers the best, most informative and important way that a person can learn medical transcription. Cynthia
I had been looking into medical transcription when a friend told me about MED Workshops. I called and was very impressed with the personal and supportive treatment I got. I am now working, thanks to your job placement, and I love being a medical transcriptionist. MED Workshops Internship makes being a transcriptionist easy. I can be at home with my children and still stimulate my brain with something interesting, challenging and rewarding! Shelly
I am a stay at home mother of three who's youngest is entering kindergarten this Fall and was looking for a business that would allow me to work at home part time while working around our family's often chaotic schedule. I found that and more with MED Workshops. I just recently completed MED Workshops's Bright Start and love it! The course was very fast paced with a wealth of information, but at the same time was a lot of fun. Stacey is such a great instructor and has an answer for everything. I am amazed at the knowledge that she has and her ability to encourage you when you need it most. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is looking for a business while having the flexibility to be with your family. Laura
At the time I started the workshop I was nineteen years old, three months pregnant and working full time as a waitress. Studying and doing my typing for the class was somewhat difficult for me, but I believe it can be achieved by any dedicated person. Working at home is very convenient for me because I do not have to put my newborn into daycare. Joan's vast knowledge of the medical field makes her a great instructor and I recommend this class for anyone who wants to make a career change for the better. Mattie
When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I knew that I wasn't about to put her in daycare. I knew I wanted to be at home with her, but also be able to earn an income as well. I thought it was hopeless until a friend of mine told me she was checking into MED Workshops. I had no idea what she was talking about so I called and MED Workshops sent me some information on their program. When I received it my husband and I went over it I don't know how many times until we finally decided to take a chance. Well, it was the best thing I have ever done. The workshop was great. It provided all the information that one would need to be employed as a medical transcriptionist and work at home in a short period of time. I am now employed as a subcontractor and love it. I am at home with my family and don't have to worry about sitting in traffic or dropping off my daughter at daycare anymore! Allissa
MED Workshops has given me the freedom to have my own business, be able to stay at home with my kids and keep an exciting career in the medical field! I finally have a job that I look forward to doing everyday. Karen is a wonderful person and very patient and has an answer for any question I can come up with. She is always there to help and is always glad to do so! She made the MED Workshops workshop fun to participate in and easy to learn the materials. I thank MED Workshops and Karen for their continued support and helping me to be an at home mom and own my own business at the same time. Thank you Karen for all wonderful opportunities you have provided me and for being the wonderful person you are! Deborah
Thanks for providing me with the training necessary to start my career in medical transcription. Your guidance has allowed me to work where and when I've always wanted - my house (after I take my sweet time getting out of bed). I want to thank you for your frankness and patience and look forward to my future working with you in this challenging and interesting field. James
Thank you Med Workshops. Thank you for all training, questions answered, mentoring and all the help. I could not have done this without you. Thanks to MED Workshops, I'm a stay at home mom with an income! Thanks again. Sally
I took MED Workshops's Summer 2001 Bright Start and Mentored Internship Class. I found the content very interesting, the material fast paced. I immediately received a position as a contractor and the class paid for itself in two months of working full time! This has allowed me to stay home with my son and still earn an income. The people I have worked with at MED Workshops have been very helpful and I am excited to continue my career. Tanya
I took MED Workshops's online course and found it both wonderful. Wonderful in that I could learn at my own pace in the comfort of my own home (and in my PJ's). I had great help and support from Joan. Anytime I needed help or a question answered, she was available by Forum or email. I am now working through an Job Placement with MED Workshops. April's knowledge of the medical field is astounding and Joe's pep talks have helped me through some rough spots. I am looking forward to a long, rewarding career in the medical transcription field. Thanks MED Workshops. Kathryn
I really wanted to stay at home and work, somehow. I could have found a clerical position outside the home, but that would mean day care, driving time and stress, etc. I especially didn't want to deal with sick kids and having to go to work. If I worked at home I could stay with my kids and still make money, but it sounded too good to be true. I finally responded to the ad in the newspaper and after talking to Rachel a few times I was convinced it would all work out in time. Rachel was straightforward about the particular course I chose and about what it takes to be a medical transcriptionist at home. MED Workshops offers different types of courses. I took the FULL on-line course and because I wanted to have the freedom to study whenever I could. It took me a full year to complete the course and there were many times I wanted to cry or quit, or throw my computer out the window, but I stuck with it! Worthwhile education is never easy. I am now basically my own boss and have reached my goal of working at home. What more could I ask for? Vicki
Deciding to enter the workforce again after 13 years of being a stay-at-home mom was a little unnerving to me. I decided to give MED Workshops a call and see if transcription would be a good fit for me. Speaking with Joe and April about the opportunities in transcription got me motivated and I was excited to begin my classes. At 42 years old I was a little concerned that this old bird might have difficulty learning new concepts. This class was so well organized and well taught that I feel that I can be a success in the transcription field. The materials and resources that are received are exceptional. I can't say enough wonderful things about MED Workshops, it has given me new confidence and a feeling of success as I entered the workforce once again. I love the flexibility that this job offers and the challenges too. You won't find a more patient, kind, motivating instructor than Karen. She clearly knows this field inside and out and is able to instill an enthusiasm for excellence. Thank you Karen and Joe. Juliette
Your classes are great! Your support system is fantastic. I still find it hard to believe that a year ago I was fumbling with trying to pronounce medical terms, and now here I am, owner of my own business; because of the excellent training and guidance that I received from Rachel, if I do come across a word I do not know, I remember the prefix/suffix lessons and can look it up quickly. The classes were hard work, but they were also fun and maybe that is why the lessons learned have stuck. I have the best of all worlds. I am employed as a subcontractor, I get to work at home and if I want to work in my jammies no one knows except ME!!! Mary
MED Workshops is a wonderful company to work with. My sister and I took their medical transcription class together and it was an excellent experience. Now I am a medical transcriptionist working from home and learning new things everyday. Tabitha
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being such a great teacher and mentor. You have been such an encourager and your patience is incredible. I began this adventure with much trepidation and fear, wondering if this "old dog" could learn some new tricks. Through your simple, clear and encouraging techniques you have made me feel like I can learn new things. It is obvious why your business is such a success. Thank You so much. Brenda
I just completed the course and I am currently employed as a medical transcriptionist. Over the past four months, Jean has been an outstanding instructor, employer, resource and friend. She has made my participation in the program extremely pleasant. Ever since I began this program she has continually impressed me with her availability, her personality and her knowledge. First of all, Jean has made it very easy for me to get a hold of her thru the Forum. However, her availability would not mean much if she did not have an answer, which is not the case. She is extremely smart and has a wealth of knowledge in the medical field that never ceases to amaze me. No matter the term or question, she always has an answer for me. Last but not least is Jean's personality. I can honestly say no matter how bad I ever felt for calling she immediately put my worries to rest. Not only does she answer any question I had for her, she quickly followed up her answer with positive words of encouragement. Therefore, I have no reservations in recognizing her as one of the finest instructors I have known. What can I say about this woman to do her justice? She is simply... awesome! I highly recommend this program and have absolutely no reservations about MED Workshops. I encourage potential transcriptionists to pursue their training with Jean at Med Workshop. Caren
I found out about medical transcription from a neighbor of mine who has several friends who have gone through MED Workshops. I decided after I had my second child and having 3 children at home, including my step-daughter, I could not bear leaving them with daycare again. My neighbor recommended MED Workshopss work shop to me and as I looked into it I found it was less expensive and took considerably less time than going through a community college. I am now able to stay home with my three kids and I still have an income I can be proud of. Working part time I am making the same money I did working full time and paying daycare. Going to MED Workshops was the best thing I ever did for myself and my family. Sarah
I completed the MED Workshops workshop in August 2001. I found the internship and the training I received through MED Workshops to be just what I needed to obtain employment as a medical transcriptionist and work at home in a relatively short period of time. I have continued to receive support and encouragement from MED Workshops. MED Workshops has always been very gracious and supportive in answering my questions and addressing my concerns. Through MED Workshops's internship I have accomplished in less than one year what might have taken two or three years had I chosen another at home course or course offered through the community colleges. Thank You. Colleen
I attended the winter 2001 transcription classes offered by MED Workshops. They were very informative and invaluable to the new career I had embarked upon. The class schedule offered ample class and study time with assistance available whenever needed. It has been wonderful to work with MED Workshops. They have gone out of their way to make sure I have the information and knowledge necessary to become a good transcriptionist. They are always available and willing to answer questions and help to solve any problems that may arise. Being able to pretty much set my own hours and work from my own home has been absolutely fantastic. Victoria
Twice over the years I looked into medical transcription education and both times I felt I would not have much success in the endeavor due to the high cost of the materials and having to learn it at home entirely on my own. Going to Community College for a degree was not much different in terms of cost, learning on my own and time involved. MED Workshops offered the benefits I was looking for. It was short-term class that was cost efficient. I could work at my own pace and it provided hands-on materials and practical mentoring with experience and wit. MED Workshops provided the experience I needed to be hired in the workplace. I highly recommend MED Workshops and the class if you are considering becoming a medical transcriptionist. Talia
In the beginning I honestly did not think I could do this without any typing skills. Now, not only am I a fast typist, but a more accurate one. Thanks to MED Workshops for giving me my life back so that I may spend my valuable time with my family and bring in a paycheck. If you ever felt as though you spend most of the time away from home just to pay for the home, then I would recommend this course to anyone trying to get their life back. MED Workshops is a home friendly and fully understands the necessity of financial security and a home life. Sherif
I would like to thank you for the opportunity that I have been allowed thanks to your transcription school and transcription job network. Jean is an excellent teacher. She taught many details about transcription that I never would have been taught by taking a college course or a home study course that have been extremely helpful to me. By attending your school and then going to work for the Company you found me, it has allowed me the freedom to successfully start my own business at home to get away from the corporate world, allowed me to be accessible for my family, and yet still bring in a good income. I appreciate the fact that you do all of the marketing to bring in new Transcription Companies. Jean is extremely helpful in answering any questions that I have and helping me to learn where to go to get answers on my own. The school and internship were very intense, but very well worth my time, investment and effort. I have learned a great deal and thoroughly enjoy doing transcription. I look forward to many years of continued work in transcription with MED Workshops. Once again, thank you so much for your wonderful support. Merle
I thoroughly enjoyed attending your school. April is an excellent teacher. April taught many details about transcription that I never would have been taught by taking a college course or a home study course that have been extremely helpful to me. By attending your school and then going to work for the Company you found, it has allowed me the freedom to successfully start my own business at home to get away from the corporate world, allowed me to be accessible for my family and yet still bring in a good income. April is extremely helpful in answering any questions that I have and helping me to learn where to go to get answers on my own. I have learned a great deal and thoroughly enjoy doing transcription. Lucinda
I recently went through the MED Workshops medical transcription course and have been pleasantly surprised by the resulting education and work knowledge that I have received by taking their course. The course is well rounded, well informed and well directed. The practice transcription, workbooks, anatomy books, etc., helped develop and master my current work Internship I can feel confident in my ability to perform under more challenging circumstances, with wider knowledge and understanding, than I would have been able to do if I had taken a different course. Karen
I had been looking for some sort of work-at-home program for quite a few years when I came across the ad for MED Workshops. I believe my time is valuable and I spent so much wasted time commuting to my last job (up to an hour and a half one way). This didn't leave much time for anything else. So, I met with Joe and this sounded like something I might like to do. I had called on a lot of medical transcription programs. Jean made learning the medical terminology, which at first seemed like a foreign language, comprehensive. Her method of teaching made learning interesting and fun. Now my commute time consists of walking to my computer in my own home. There are some other pluses and freedoms too, such as, for the most part, making my own hours, taking breaks when I want and working in my pajamas! No more sitting in traffic. MED Workshops is great program and I would definitely do it over again. Jane
I cannot imagine trying to go through another course for the same information that I have been given in the MED Workshops course. Karen is a magnificent mentor. She gives of herself and more. She has the experience, knowledge and ability to give that knowledge in such a precise way that will make all the difference in the world. This program has all the proper techniques, tools, programs and most importantly, the working information that mean all the difference in the world of a medical transcriptionist and to the medical professionals that need the information to be 100% correct, but most importantly, the patient?s lives that are in the balance. I know, after having completed this course, and even before, that I would not have even attempted to try to go through another course. I know other courses can take up to two years or more, and I am also aware that this is not the easiest job anyone could attempt, but all I can say is that I am sure that this is the best, most informative, and important way that a person can learn medical transcription: By the knowledge, caring and program taught to us by MED Workshops. Monica
For me, these classes were a dream come true. I had been looking into the field of medical transcription for at least a year before I came across these classes and MED Workshops. There is so much information that is necessary to know to become a medical transcriptionist. Workbooks and software were a great asset to establish a baseline of knowledge of which I work from. Jean, shares her experience and knowledge and is very helpful. She answered any questions once the classes were over. The main things I walked away with from the classes were a baseline of knowledge and reference materials for working in this field, a relationship with future co-workers and most important; a job working in the field of medical transcription. June
Deciding to be a medical transcriptionist from home is the best decision that I have made and April is a wonderful coach teaching me all the skills necessary to accomplish this goal. The course has a wealth of information and Karen is very knowledgeable and more than willing to share what she knows with her students. By the end of the class I felt as if I had an extremely solid understanding of medical terminology and the ability to fully use my resources when necessary for what I did not know. I am so happy that I took this class and love what I am doing for a living now. I completely recommend that anyone who wishes to work from home and make a good income take this class from MED Workshops. It will be a great start to a fantastic career AT HOME! Erika
Karen, thank you so much for all you?ve done for me. Your help means so much. Sherri
Graduates Prior to 2000:
One of my biggest desires was to work at home. MED Workshops provided a way for me to do that. I am now working in my own office with my own view of Mt. Rainier and loving it. MED Workshops's training and instruction and mentoring helped me to achieve this goal of mine. The classes were not only interesting and educational but they were even fun. And now the greatest thing is that I am making money!!! Thank You MED Workshops for making my dream come true. Ronda
I would like to express my gratitude to you for making it possible for me to attend such a valuable medical transcription training course. As a result of the professional and informative teaching style presented by the instructor/mentors, I was able to develop a great confidence in the knowledge acquired while in attendance. The relaxed, comfortable environment allowed for me to feel at ease, creating a learning experience that has been very beneficial to me. The curriculum was excellent, focusing not only on the administrative aspect, but including medical terminology as well as physical anatomy. The training has provided me with the ability to begin and maintain a successful at-home business that I am most proud of. MED Workshops provides an unmatched resource for people like myself to become self-employed medical transcriptionists. Larry
I am writing this letter in recommendation of Jean and MED Workshops. In June of 1999, I began a transcription course taught by Jean. Since that time, Jean, has helped me learn the necessary skills to work at home doing medical transcription. Jean is willing to help whenever I have a question and she has continued to help me learn new skills and techniques. Because of internship, I have been able to learn a marketable skill enabling me to work at home. I am able to be with my children and not leave them for a career that would otherwise take me outside of my home. Stella
I am very glad that I found the class given by Karen at Med Workshops. I am thankful that I was able to take the medical transcription class since it has allowed me to stay home and raise my young daughter and earn money at the same time. I have learned so much about medicine in just a brief time. My job is interesting and challenging and I love it. Becky
Congratulations! You have made a great choice! MED Workshops has made it possible for me to achieve my goal to become a medical transcriptionist. MED Workshops provides professional and informative classes that prepare you to accomplish the task ahead. Fun, friendly atmosphere, educational, and progressive. I love it. Cathy
Karen and MED Workshops have helped me to become an at-home mom in a short period of time without sacrificing our financial situation. April is very supportive and she has been a huge help to me in many ways. Shelby
This class was an opportunity to work from home, on my own time, yet with the support of a mentor and the opportunity to ask questions and have discussions about the medical transcription field. The experience provided by the mentor along with the internship that made it work. Dorothy
I found the course to be very educational and challenging. Jean was an excellent course coach. She gave us a very accurate description of the field of medical transcription. When the course was completed I began working as a medical transcriptionist. I have found the job to be very interesting. Even though I'm working at home alone, I take a lot of comfort in the fact that Jean is just an email away. Jean has never ceased to amaze me. Whenever I am completely stumped by a word, I give Jean an email and she knows it off the top of her head. What I appreciate the most is that she won't just tell me what the word is. She'll go the extra step and explain to me what the word means and also explains to me the procedures, etc. That way I feel as if I'm getting a full understanding about what it is I'm typing about. I don't feel as if I'm just typing a lot of medical words I can't even pronounce, let alone spell! Working as a medical transcriptionist is continually educational and sometimes extremely challenging, but rest assured, help is just a Forum away. Donnetta
I found Ms. Roberts not only to be a knowledgeable and articulate instructor, but a warm and caring instructor as well. Taking the course through Karen offered me many things that correspondence courses could not. It offered me one on one interaction, feedback on my progress, someone to ask questions of and the possibility of a job placement when I was finished. If I had it to do all over again, I would still call. Stacey