Blackstone’s Online Medical Transcription Certificate Program

Blackstone’s online Medical Transcription Career Training offers the quality education needed to secure a rewarding job in this popular healthcare field. Master medical transcription practice using modern transcription equipment. Gain a working knowledge of medical terminology, medical diagnoses, and laboratory procedures. Receive online access to BenchMark KB, the AHDI Book of Style, Quick Look Drug Book, and medical abbreviations.

Job Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates there will be over 57,400 medical transcription jobs by 2026. Through Blackstone’s comprehensive Medical Transcription Training, students can see the employment opportunities that are available for transcriptionists with formal education and for those with experience in electronic health records (EHR) management, training and quality assessment.

According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, medical transcriptionists can earn up to $51,640 annually. It also lists the middle 50 percent of medical transcriptionists earning $35,720. High production employees have the potential of earning more in this field. As with many careers, the earning potential of those in the medical transcription career varies depending on factors such as experience, skills, and geographic location. Medical transcriptionists may choose to work independently, setting their own hours and transcribing reports from home.

Become Certified

Graduates of Blackstone‘s Medical Transcription training program are qualified to sit for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam, administered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and after gaining work experience the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) exam offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

Included in Your Medical Transcription Program

Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice

This text offers a thorough guide to the medical transcription field. It includes articles written by medical transcriptionists working in the industry, challenging exercises and learning tools, and authentic physician dictation. Textbook: Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice, by Health Professions Institute, Ellen Drake (Author), Sally C. Pitman (Author), John H. Dirckx. ISBN: 9781435480339.

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice

This text offers a thorough guide to the medical transcription field. It includes articles written by medical transcriptionists working in the industry, challenging exercises and learning tools, and authentic physician dictation. Textbook: Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice, by Health Professions Institute, Ellen Drake (Author), Sally C. Pitman (Author), John H. Dirckx. ISBN: 9781435480339.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations

This e-book from Blackstone Career Institute introduces you to pharmacological terminology; common drug classes, forms, dosages and routes of administration; abbreviations and symbols; and systems of measurement. Textbook: Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, by Ruth Woodrow, Delmar Publishers. ISBN: 9780132988148.

Benchmark KB

This exceptional online resource is your one-stop for transcription tools and databases! Learn to use the same research tools that professionals do, and become more efficient and accurate with your transcription.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $356

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free. Take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Payment Plan (TAPP) to earn your Medical Transcription Certificate. Save up to $356 today!

Save On Your Tuition

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Medical Transcription Certificate Program

Our accredited online Medical Transcription Career Training Program includes medical terminology, medical diagnoses and procedures, laboratory procedures, pharmacology, medicolegal ethics, HIPAA guidelines and more! You’ll also receive online access to BenchMark KB with the latest tools needed to work efficiently as a transcriptionist- the AHDI Book of Style, Quick Look Drug Book, and medical abbreviations. See the Blackstone Medical Transcription Course curriculum details below!

Program Goals & Objectives

The Medical Transcription program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Medical Transcriptionist.

  • Identify common diseases, diagnostic and surgical procedures, laboratory tests, and drugs used to treat disorders and diseases related to dermatology, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, neurology, psychiatry, pathology, and radiology.
  • Explain the purpose and describe the components of a healthcare record.
  • Define and explain the importance of medical ethics.

curriculum

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Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study

Unit 2 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 3 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 7: The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit 5 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 6 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit 8 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit 9 - Introduction to Pharmacology

  • Chapter 1: Consumer Safety and Drug Relations
  • Chapter 2: Drug Names and References
  • Chapter 3: Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs
  • Chapter 4: Medication Preparations and Supplies
  • Chapter 5: Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement

Unit 10 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 11 - Fundamentals of Medical Transcription

  • Chapter 1: Medical Fundamentals
  • Chapter 2: Perspectives on Medical Transcription
  • Chapter 3: Style Guide

Unit 12 - Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 1

  • Chapter 4: Dermatology
  • Chapter 5: Otorhinolaryngology
  • Chapter 6: Ophthalmology

Unit 13 - Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 2

  • Chapter 7: Pulmonary Medicine
  • Chapter 8: Cardiology and Hematology
  • Chapter 9: Gastroenterology
  • Chapter 10: Endocrinology

Unit 14 - Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 15 - Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 3

  • Chapter 11: Urology and Nephrology
  • Chapter 12: Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Chapter 13: Orthopedics

Unit 16 - Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 4

  • Chapter 14: Neurology
  • Chapter 15: Psychiatry
  • Chapter 16: Pathology
  • Chapter 17: Radiology

Unit 17 - Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 18 - How to Find a Job in Healthcare

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Meet Your Medical Transcription Instructor

Patricia Ireland, Medical Transcription Consultant

CMT. AHDI-F.

Patricia A. Ireland, CMT, AHDI-F, has been active in the field of medical transcription, both as a multispecialty practitioner and as instructor of medical terminology, basic anatomy, and medical transcription since the mid-1970s. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, working also as a freelance medical/technical author and editor. She has co-authored four medical transcription textbooks for Cengage Learning: Hillcrest Medical Center, Forrest General Medical Center, The Dictated Word, and Quality Medical Editing. She enjoys volunteering at the Center for Refugee Services where she teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) and helps refugee students with written English. She is an animal lover who shares her home with 3 indoor cats—Barbara, Sam E., and Julie.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Medical Transcription Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

Included in Your Medical Transcription Program

Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice

This text offers a thorough guide to the medical transcription field. It includes articles written by medical transcriptionists working in the industry, challenging exercises and learning tools, and authentic physician dictation. Textbook: Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice, by Health Professions Institute, Ellen Drake (Author), Sally C. Pitman (Author), John H. Dirckx. ISBN: 9781435480339.

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice

This text offers a thorough guide to the medical transcription field. It includes articles written by medical transcriptionists working in the industry, challenging exercises and learning tools, and authentic physician dictation. Textbook: Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice, by Health Professions Institute, Ellen Drake (Author), Sally C. Pitman (Author), John H. Dirckx. ISBN: 9781435480339.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations

This e-book from Blackstone Career Institute introduces you to pharmacological terminology; common drug classes, forms, dosages and routes of administration; abbreviations and symbols; and systems of measurement. Textbook: Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, by Ruth Woodrow, Delmar Publishers. ISBN: 9780132988148.

Benchmark KB

This exceptional online resource is your one-stop for transcription tools and databases! Learn to use the same research tools that professionals do, and become more efficient and accurate with your transcription.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Medical Transcription Resources

Network and enhance your professional knowledge.Find sites and organizations that specifically relate to Medical Transcription careers. Learn how to become a Medical Transcriptionist today!

State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Medical Transcription Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable rate. Everything you need to complete your Medical Transcription Certificate training is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that works best for you and learn how to become a Medical Transcriptionist today!

Remember to use promo code TAPP

Full Pay

$1,214

$1,442

Save $228

Enroll Now

Pay full tuition now. Best value. No monthly payments.

16 Month Autopay

$1,298

$1,442

Save $144

$79/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

24 Month Autopay

$1,442

Lowest Monthly Payments

$59/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

16 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 15 monthly payments of $79. The final payment is $54.

24 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 23 monthly payments of $59. The final payment is $26.

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

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Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more about taking our online courses with certificates through financial assistance here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Mon – Thurs from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online certificate programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like amazon or chegg.com.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Medical Transcription Program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Medical Transcription Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 24 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Medical Transcription Certificate program is Patricia Ireland. To learn more about Patricia, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online certificate programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Does this course lead to certification?

Graduates of Blackstone‘s Medical Transcription training program are qualified to sit for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam, administered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and after gaining work experience the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) exam offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online certificate programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Medical Transcriptionist?

Working in the medical transcription career offers a variety of healthcare settings, including doctors’ offices, public and private hospitals, teaching hospitals, medical transcription businesses, clinics, laboratories, radiology and pathology departments, insurance companies, medical libraries, government medical facilities, rehabilitation centers, legal offices, research centers, veterinary medical facilities, and associations representing the healthcare industry.

The medical transcription career offers the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals in multiple specialties. Transcriptionists work with pharmacists, therapists, technicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers, psychologists, and other medical personnel. All of these healthcare providers rely on information that is received, documented, and dispersed by the medical transcriptionist.

Some transcriptionists choose to work from home as employees of transcription businesses or hospitals. Others in the medical transcription career provide services as independent contractors.

Qualified medical transcriptionists who wish to expand their professional responsibilities may become quality assurance specialists, supervisors, managers, department heads, or owners of medical transcription businesses. Experienced medical transcriptionists may become instructors working in schools to educate those working toward a medical transcription career. Start your journey toward a rewarding Medical Transcription salary by enhancing your education and skillset through Blackstone Career Institute’s renowned online medical transcription course.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online certificate programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Still have questions?

Speak with a student advisor today! We are available Mon – Thurs from 8:30 – 4:30 EST.

Overview

Blackstone’s Online Medical Transcription Certificate Program

Blackstone’s online Medical Transcription Career Training offers the quality education needed to secure a rewarding job in this popular healthcare field. Master medical transcription practice using modern transcription equipment. Gain a working knowledge of medical terminology, medical diagnoses, and laboratory procedures. Receive online access to BenchMark KB, the AHDI Book of Style, Quick Look Drug Book, and medical abbreviations.

Job Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates there will be over 57,400 medical transcription jobs by 2026. Through Blackstone’s comprehensive Medical Transcription Training, students can see the employment opportunities that are available for transcriptionists with formal education and for those with experience in electronic health records (EHR) management, training and quality assessment.

According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, medical transcriptionists can earn up to $51,640 annually. It also lists the middle 50 percent of medical transcriptionists earning $35,720. High production employees have the potential of earning more in this field. As with many careers, the earning potential of those in the medical transcription career varies depending on factors such as experience, skills, and geographic location. Medical transcriptionists may choose to work independently, setting their own hours and transcribing reports from home.

Become Certified

Graduates of Blackstone‘s Medical Transcription training program are qualified to sit for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam, administered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and after gaining work experience the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) exam offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

Included in Your Medical Transcription Program

Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice

This text offers a thorough guide to the medical transcription field. It includes articles written by medical transcriptionists working in the industry, challenging exercises and learning tools, and authentic physician dictation. Textbook: Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice, by Health Professions Institute, Ellen Drake (Author), Sally C. Pitman (Author), John H. Dirckx. ISBN: 9781435480339.

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice

This text offers a thorough guide to the medical transcription field. It includes articles written by medical transcriptionists working in the industry, challenging exercises and learning tools, and authentic physician dictation. Textbook: Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice, by Health Professions Institute, Ellen Drake (Author), Sally C. Pitman (Author), John H. Dirckx. ISBN: 9781435480339.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations

This e-book from Blackstone Career Institute introduces you to pharmacological terminology; common drug classes, forms, dosages and routes of administration; abbreviations and symbols; and systems of measurement. Textbook: Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, by Ruth Woodrow, Delmar Publishers. ISBN: 9780132988148.

Benchmark KB

This exceptional online resource is your one-stop for transcription tools and databases! Learn to use the same research tools that professionals do, and become more efficient and accurate with your transcription.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $356

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free. Take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Payment Plan (TAPP) to earn your Medical Transcription Certificate. Save up to $356 today!

Save On Your Tuition

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Program Details

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Medical Transcription Certificate Program

Our accredited online Medical Transcription Career Training Program includes medical terminology, medical diagnoses and procedures, laboratory procedures, pharmacology, medicolegal ethics, HIPAA guidelines and more! You’ll also receive online access to BenchMark KB with the latest tools needed to work efficiently as a transcriptionist- the AHDI Book of Style, Quick Look Drug Book, and medical abbreviations. See the Blackstone Medical Transcription Course curriculum details below!

Program Goals & Objectives

The Medical Transcription program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Medical Transcriptionist.

  • Identify common diseases, diagnostic and surgical procedures, laboratory tests, and drugs used to treat disorders and diseases related to dermatology, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, neurology, psychiatry, pathology, and radiology.
  • Explain the purpose and describe the components of a healthcare record.
  • Define and explain the importance of medical ethics.

curriculum

Expand All +

Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study

Unit 2 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 3 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 7: The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit 5 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 6 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit 8 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit 9 - Introduction to Pharmacology

  • Chapter 1: Consumer Safety and Drug Relations
  • Chapter 2: Drug Names and References
  • Chapter 3: Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs
  • Chapter 4: Medication Preparations and Supplies
  • Chapter 5: Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement

Unit 10 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 11 - Fundamentals of Medical Transcription

  • Chapter 1: Medical Fundamentals
  • Chapter 2: Perspectives on Medical Transcription
  • Chapter 3: Style Guide

Unit 12 - Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 1

  • Chapter 4: Dermatology
  • Chapter 5: Otorhinolaryngology
  • Chapter 6: Ophthalmology

Unit 13 - Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 2

  • Chapter 7: Pulmonary Medicine
  • Chapter 8: Cardiology and Hematology
  • Chapter 9: Gastroenterology
  • Chapter 10: Endocrinology

Unit 14 - Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 15 - Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 3

  • Chapter 11: Urology and Nephrology
  • Chapter 12: Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Chapter 13: Orthopedics

Unit 16 - Disease Processes and Transcription Practice 4

  • Chapter 14: Neurology
  • Chapter 15: Psychiatry
  • Chapter 16: Pathology
  • Chapter 17: Radiology

Unit 17 - Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 18 - How to Find a Job in Healthcare

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Meet Your Medical Transcription Instructor

Patricia Ireland, Medical Transcription Consultant

CMT. AHDI-F.

Patricia A. Ireland, CMT, AHDI-F, has been active in the field of medical transcription, both as a multispecialty practitioner and as instructor of medical terminology, basic anatomy, and medical transcription since the mid-1970s. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, working also as a freelance medical/technical author and editor. She has co-authored four medical transcription textbooks for Cengage Learning: Hillcrest Medical Center, Forrest General Medical Center, The Dictated Word, and Quality Medical Editing. She enjoys volunteering at the Center for Refugee Services where she teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) and helps refugee students with written English. She is an animal lover who shares her home with 3 indoor cats—Barbara, Sam E., and Julie.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Medical Transcription Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

Included in Your Medical Transcription Program

Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice

This text offers a thorough guide to the medical transcription field. It includes articles written by medical transcriptionists working in the industry, challenging exercises and learning tools, and authentic physician dictation. Textbook: Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice, by Health Professions Institute, Ellen Drake (Author), Sally C. Pitman (Author), John H. Dirckx. ISBN: 9781435480339.

No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice

This text offers a thorough guide to the medical transcription field. It includes articles written by medical transcriptionists working in the industry, challenging exercises and learning tools, and authentic physician dictation. Textbook: Healthcare Documentation: Fundamentals and Practice, by Health Professions Institute, Ellen Drake (Author), Sally C. Pitman (Author), John H. Dirckx. ISBN: 9781435480339.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations

This e-book from Blackstone Career Institute introduces you to pharmacological terminology; common drug classes, forms, dosages and routes of administration; abbreviations and symbols; and systems of measurement. Textbook: Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, by Ruth Woodrow, Delmar Publishers. ISBN: 9780132988148.

Benchmark KB

This exceptional online resource is your one-stop for transcription tools and databases! Learn to use the same research tools that professionals do, and become more efficient and accurate with your transcription.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Medical Transcription Resources

Network and enhance your professional knowledge.Find sites and organizations that specifically relate to Medical Transcription careers. Learn how to become a Medical Transcriptionist today!

State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Tuition

Medical Transcription Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable rate. Everything you need to complete your Medical Transcription Certificate training is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that works best for you and learn how to become a Medical Transcriptionist today!

Remember to use promo code TAPP

Full Pay

$1,214

$1,442

Save $228

Enroll Now

Pay full tuition now. Best value. No monthly payments.

16 Month Autopay

$1,298

$1,442

Save $144

$79/month

Automatic monthly credit card payments. Low Initial payment.

24 Month Autopay

$1,442

Lowest Monthly Payments

$59/month

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FAQ’S

FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

A helpful resource for students interested in learning how to become a Physical Therapy Aide through Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aid Certificate Program.

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition?

Please click here to view tuition for our Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more about taking our online courses with certificates through financial assistance here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Mon – Thurs from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online certificate programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like amazon or chegg.com.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Medical Transcription Program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Medical Transcription Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 24 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Medical Transcription Certificate program is Patricia Ireland. To learn more about Patricia, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online certificate programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Does this course lead to certification?

Graduates of Blackstone‘s Medical Transcription training program are qualified to sit for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) exam, administered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and after gaining work experience the Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) exam offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online certificate programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Medical Transcriptionist?

Working in the medical transcription career offers a variety of healthcare settings, including doctors’ offices, public and private hospitals, teaching hospitals, medical transcription businesses, clinics, laboratories, radiology and pathology departments, insurance companies, medical libraries, government medical facilities, rehabilitation centers, legal offices, research centers, veterinary medical facilities, and associations representing the healthcare industry.

The medical transcription career offers the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals in multiple specialties. Transcriptionists work with pharmacists, therapists, technicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers, psychologists, and other medical personnel. All of these healthcare providers rely on information that is received, documented, and dispersed by the medical transcriptionist.

Some transcriptionists choose to work from home as employees of transcription businesses or hospitals. Others in the medical transcription career provide services as independent contractors.

Qualified medical transcriptionists who wish to expand their professional responsibilities may become quality assurance specialists, supervisors, managers, department heads, or owners of medical transcription businesses. Experienced medical transcriptionists may become instructors working in schools to educate those working toward a medical transcription career. Start your journey toward a rewarding Medical Transcription salary by enhancing your education and skillset through Blackstone Career Institute’s renowned online medical transcription course.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online certificate programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Still have questions?

Speak with a student advisor today! We are available Mon – Thurs from 8:30 – 4:30 EST.