MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION TRAINING PROGRAMS
Millennium Business Solutions India ( MBS India ) is a branch of Cybervation, Inc. located in Kolkata and is the largest Medical Transcription company in eastern India. To fulfill the shortage of manpower in the Medical Transcription Industry, MBS India is offering a job oriented quality career course for students in India and West Bengal in particular. Our course is approved and recognized by Medical Transcription experts of USA who have been engaged in this field for over 20 years. Our training program has been crafted in such a way that fresher’s can become competent, reliable and responsible Medical Transcriptionist within six months.

Our Training Program encompasses a wide variety of documentation such as History and Physical Reports, Clinic Notes, Office Notes, Operative Reports, Consultation Notes, Discharge summaries, Psychiatric Evaluations, Laboratory reports, X-ray reports, Pathology Reports, etc. With high speed Broadband connectivity and appropriate backup, we have the necessary technology to provide excellent level of service. We have approximately 80 transcriptionists and 30 QA working primarily for US based clients.

COURSE OUTLINE
Our primarily goal is to provide trainees with all the skills necessary to begin working immediately following completion of our course. We have carefully crafted this training course in such a way that it will make your initial experience easy. This is a unique, tried and tested training course developed by our in-house experienced MTs to take a trainee; step-by-step through all the competencies required to become a successful Medical Transcriptionist. Our course covers the basic five core competencies specified under AAMT guidelines. The curriculum has been specially developed in-house, keeping in mind Indian culture and environment, including modules and phonetics and Americanism. Before you begin any kind of transcription studies, you must be familiar with the word processor and be able to type fairly well - although speed will come with practice. We will teach you all necessary skills so that you have a good grasp on the English language, letter formats, computer fundamentals etc. as all these will always play a pivotal role in medical transcription.

CURRICULUM
Starting with the introduction of concepts and gradually proceeding to the actual transcription, our curriculum is extremely effective in developing the skills that trainees require. Our six months' rigorous training program requires 3 hours a day for 6 days a week initially which moves on to 6 hours a day for 6 days a week at later stages. Our basic course curriculum includes:
  • 230 hours of Theory classes and 90 hours of Laboratory sessions with a total of 320 hours spread over a period of 16 weeks
  • This will be followed by 288 hours of on job training on Live Production files, spread over 8 weeks
  • Course materials include workbooks, handouts, transcript keys and our state-of-the-art lab complete with foot pedals, earphones, abbreviation and MT utility software as well as electronic spellcheckers and dictionaries
  • Placement assistance after successful completion of course in our own production center in Kolkata and outside Kolkata if applicable
SCHEDULE

CLASSROOM SESSIONS
Our Classroom Training Sessions are 3 hours a day, six days a week and total 320 hours spread over 16 weeks with the following categories:
  • Typing
  • Computer fundamentals
  • Medical Class
  • English
  • Americanism including Phonetics
  • Formatting and Style
  • Laboratory sessions
  • 50 hrs
  • 30 hrs
  • 80 hrs
  • 30 hrs
  • 30 hrs
  • 10 hrs
  • 90 hrs


Batch Timings
  • Morning
  • Day
  • Afternoon
  • 7.00 am to 10.00 am
  • 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
  • 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm


PRODUCTION TRAINING SESSIONS
From the fifth month onwards, selected trainees are swiftly transferred to on-the-job training for hands on exposure to Live Production files. Our Production Training Sessions are 6 hours a day, six days a week and total 288 hours spread over 8 weeks.

Batch Timings
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • 8.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm

It has to be borne in mind that the most important factor for a candidates' eventual success is his/her own commitment, dedication and investment of time.

PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE
Kolkata is a prime place for Medical Transcription jobs. With many companies present who provide medical transcription services to US and Europe, Kolkata offers many medical transcription job opportunities. Our Medical Transcription course comes with Medical Transcription Job Assistance upon completion of our course. Beside regular weekly assessment, the course will include 3 progressive 2-part tests at the end of 12, 16 and 20 weeks:
  • Written Test on essential knowledge (Medical Terminology, Language Usage, Formatting styles etc.)
  • Dictation Transcription covering report types and specialties.
Overall grading will be based on performance on the 3 Tests. Candidates scoring less than 75% marks in the 1st or 2nd interim exams will be allowed to apply for the retest within a week. Candidates scoring more than 85% marks in the overall grading will be shifted to our own Production Unit for on-the-job Production training. All candidates successfully clearing our practical assessment conducted after the on-the- job production training program with an overall 90% accuracy and a minimum of 95% physical attendance will be eligible for employment at our Kolkata Production Center.

Candidates unable to successfully complete the course will be eligible for free institutional support for a period of 1 month to improve their performance, and help for placement. They will be given a chance to reappear for the assessment up to a period of 2 months.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET STARTED?
If you understand the course, the carrier prospect, have read the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and feel interested, we encourage you to come to us. Getting started involves just 3 simple steps:
Step 1:  Complete and submit the application form. 
Step 2:  Complete the assessment test.
Step 3:  Sign your contract and submit your enrollment fee.
Getting start is as easy as 1-2-3....

Admission Procedure
To become a successful Medical Transcriptionist, it does not require specialized IT skills. All it requires is primary skills like good listening and good English comprehension, spelling and usage competency.

Further, the candidate should be able to quickly develop new skills and adjust with the different accents and diction especially understanding of American way of speech and accent.

Eligibility:
  • Minimum of 10+2, from a recognized Board/Council/University.
  • Excellent English comprehension, spelling and usage competency.
  • Normal level of audiometric acuity.
Candidates fulfilling the above criteria can apply for Registration to our Training Manager or Counselor.
Admission will be offered only to the candidates who successfully pass our written and listening comprehension screening test in English and an Aptitude interview. Registration will be confirmed after payment of the requisite fees.

FEES
Selected candidates need to procure an application form from MBS India. On submitting the duly filled form along with required documents and course fees, candidate will be enrolled officially. For Classroom Training, the course fee is Rs.20, 000 (Rupees Twenty Thousand Only). Students will have to pay Rs. 8,000/- as Registration Fee and balance in two (2) subsequent installments of Rs. 6,000/- each. For Online Training, the course fee is Rs.16, 000 (Rupees Sixteen Thousand Only). Students will have to pay Rs. 8,000/- as Registration Fee and balance in two (2) subsequent installments of Rs. 4,000/- each.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is Medical Transcription?
By its simplest definition, Medical Transcription is the process of converting physician voice dictation to a typewritten format. Verbal dictation is by far the most common method for documenting and reporting the results of exams and procedures. Physicians typically use a digital dictation system to record their findings. Dictating reports verbally not only allow physicians to be more thorough in their reporting, but also saves them a great deal of time. The process of transcribing or converting this voice dictation to a typewritten or electronic format is known as Medical Transcription.

2. How does this work in India?
The typical process of Medical Transcription begins with receiving dictation by tape, digital system or voice data file. Conventionally, recorded advice was sent through physical means (i.e. a magnetic media). However, there is steady emergence of a new practice. Using a toll free telephone line, doctors can call up a designated number and dictate the message, which is converted and recorded into a dedicated server on a real time basis. This helps to save shipping costs and improves productivity. The parent US transcription company connects to this server through a high speed data link (preferably Internet or ISDIN link of 128 kbps or above) and downloads any fresh dictation left by customer organizations/doctors. The digitalized data is then compressed and encrypted, for onward transmission via satellite link to India. The local transcription company can then start to immediately retrieve the sound files, uncompress the data and route them to different workstations for transcription. Using earphones and a foot pedal for start-stop control, transcriptionists are able to hear and control the speed of audio messages. These messages can be transcribed with the help of a suitable word processing programs. Our medical transcription center then sends back these transcribed messages to the hub of medical transcription network from where it is routed to the concerned doctor/hospital. Most of the word processing programs used in the medical transcription process typically is accompanied by libraries/dictionaries of medical terminology. These libraries may also be categorized based on various disciplines. Several dictionaries are necessary: Medical definitions, medications, medical terms by specialty, laboratory terms, surgical terms and abbreviations. Specialized word lists are also helpful, and journals and computer networking are helpful for current information about new medications and terms. Transcription is done more efficiently with the use of a medical spellchecker and an abbreviation system such as Instant Text or Smart type etc.

3. What is the Medical Transcription Job and Employment Opportunities?
Opportunities for employment are plenty. This job is estimated to grow faster than the average among all occupations. An increasing population and aging society contributes to this progression. The aged population usually receives proportionately greater medical care which requires documentation such as medical tests, procedures, or treatments.

4. Is this field for me?
If you are a Good Learner, have an aptitude for English and Computer, fascinated by the Healthcare Industry and can retain what you've learned, then definitely this could be for you. Medical Transcription is an interesting, rewarding career for individuals who cherish a professional career in Healthcare Data Processing and have the right skills.

5. How do I find a job after I've finished the course from MBS India?
Generally we absorb all candidates after successful completion of our Training Program. However, as a candidates employment potential is based purely upon his/her own performance, we cannot guarantee employment; we do try to aid graduates in getting started in their employment. Our support network extends nationwide and has hundreds of contacts including services, clinics and hospitals. For all MBS India students, regardless of the enrollment option selected, you will be able to accurately transcribe medical reports. The course provides actual transcription experience, and we can assure that our students will find employment after completion of the course. The MBS India course also contains “Making Your Career”, which gives you employment ideas for getting work on your own.

6. What is the job market for a Medical Transcriptionist?
In today's economy condition, people are finding it extremely difficult to keep their jobs. There are a lot of different types of careers affected by the recent economic downturn. But it is the Healthcare Career field that seems to be less affected by the economic recession. The Health Care field continues to prosper, even in a falling economy. Regardless of anything, people need to see a doctor in case of illness, babies are born every day and pathological examinations are conducted each day. All these do not stop because of economic recession.

7. How much can I earn as a Medical Transcriptionist?
A dedicated Medical Transcriptionist who transcribes minimum 800 -1000 lines per day, can earn Rs.12000/- to Rs.16000/- per month. In addition to this, a person can earn lucrative incentives also by providing extra lines above his/her target. This may take his extra earnings even higher to the range of Rs. 5000/-to Rs. 6000/- per month in addition to his/her normal monthly salary.

8. How long does it take to become a Productive and Competent MT?
This depends on your personal motivation level. Medical Transcription has a steep learning curve. True proficiency across a variety of medical specialties can take years to achieve. However, a basic level of competency can be achieved in a matter of months. The two primary educational phases are:-

  1. Learning the basics of terminology-anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, etc.
  2. Practice, practice and practice.
Both phases are important. The best way to achieve a base level of competency is to enroll in a quality training program, such as the one offered by MBS India.

9. Can I work from home as a Medical Transcriptionist?
Medical Transcription is an occupation that is ideal for home based employment. Because many transcriptionists are paid on the basis of production, employers have been quick to embrace flexible employment arrangements allowing medical transcriptionists to work from home in most cases.
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