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Educational Programs that use The SUM Program
There are hundreds of schools in many different countries that use all or part of The SUM Program for Medical Transcription Training. The list below includes schools that use at least one of The SUM Program dictation units. Schools which use ALL of The SUM Program offer a more comprehensive course than those using just some of The SUM Program.
Note: This is NOT a comprehensive list of all participating schools. The schools have described their own programs and HPI has NOT verified their claims. You can submit a school to be added to this list.
American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (Distance Learning)
School Website: http://www.ahdpg.com/
At AHDPG, we utilize The SUM Program to provide students with actual physician dictation to transcribe. We apply the SUM CD throughout our Medical Transcription Program. Please see the details below.
Semester 1 - Introduction to the Medical Transcription Industry
The Introduction semester is designed to help you understand the field of medical transcription/speech recognition editing and the core concepts of performing optimally as a medical transcriptionist/speech recognition editor. The course includes an overview of the medical transcription industry; the tools, materials, and types of documents created by medical transcriptionists, and the basic grammar principles that provide a firm foundation for mastering the fundamentals needed to create accurate medical reports.
Semester 2 - Medical Knowledge I
The Medical Knowledge I semester covers the following specialties: Laboratory Studies, Medical Imaging, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pulmonology, Cardiology and Gastroenterology. During this phase of training the basic concept of pathology and the processes pathologists use to diagnose a given condition will be presented. Dermatology topics will describe the anatomy, common conditions, diseases and disorders that affect skin and the treatment options for each. Otorhinolaryngology topics will describe the anatomic structures of the eye, ear, nose and throat. In Pulmonology, the structures of the respiratory system will be identified along with the functions of each. Students will come away with an understanding of the common tests and diagnostic procedures involved, as well as the ability to correctly define, spell and pronounce the medical terms associated with each specialty.
Semester 3 - Medical Knowledge II
The Medical Knowledge II semester of the program covers the following specialties: Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Immunology, Oncology and Endocrinology. During this phase of training the students will identify the basic anatomic structures that make up the female reproductive system, discuss the anatomy of bone and the organization and structure of the skeleton, and understand the structures of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves. As the student progresses through this semester they will also become familiar with the function of the immune system, discuss the concept of cancer and cell structure and identify and locate the organs a
nd glands related to the endocrine system. Students will come away with an understanding of the common tests and diagnostic procedures involved, as well as an ability to correctly define, spell and pronounce the medical terms associated with each specialty.
Semester 4 - Advanced Transcription
The Advanced Transcription semester of the program covers two elements of education. The first part of this semester will cover the medicolegal aspects of the healthcare record inclusive of outlining the purpose of the healthcare record as well as the content and formats commonly seen in today?s healthcare documentation. This semester of the program will also establish a general knowledge of existing standards and regulation as set by a variety of organizations including AHDI, AHIMA, AMA, JCAHO, NCQA, HL7, ASTM and CMS. In the second part of this semester the student will accurately transcribe commonly dictated cardiology and surgical reports from a variety of dictators using language skills and medical knowledge to appropriately edit, revise and clarify while transcribing dictation, without altering the meaning of the dictation or changing the author?s style.
Semester 5 - Practicum
The Practicum is an integral component of this curriculum. During this phase of the training, under the supervision of the student?s instructor and Education Assistants, you will begin transcribing medical documents from "dead voice files" - inactive, past dictation by real physicians and will be graded on their productivity and quality of work. Students will work with one of the Education Assistants and/or their instructor throughout the Practicum and will receive extensive feedback on report transcriptions. The Practicum includes authentic dictations, giving students experience with multiple specialties, accents, and styles representative of the work they will receive when employed.
Andrews and Holbrook Training Corp, New York
School Website: http://www.ahtraining.com/content/view/149/125/
Andrews and Holbrook Training Corp.'s nationally recognized medical transcription component and training program prepares you to start a new career as a medical transcriptionist. As one of AHDIs nationally approved schools, A&H Training Corp. offers its comprehensive medical transcription program in three different methods providing various levels of academic support and teacher assistance.
Our Medical Transcription component consists of authentic dictation including letters, progress notes, pathology reports, history and physical reports, discharge summaries, consultation reports and operative notes. These work types are dictated in various dialects covering all medical specialties. In addition to hands-on transcribing, the student is also trained in voice recognition editing and goes through an instructor-guided externship. Students are instructed in industry-related equipment necessary for appropriate job performance, HIPAA regulations, employment opportunities, transcription resources and the use of technology.
The Andrews School (Distance Learning) - www.andrewsschool.com
The Andrews School is known for producing medical transcription graduates who transcribe the way employers want it done. Experienced medical transcriptionists recognize that the only way to learn to transcribe is by effective practice. The Andrews School provides the best of instructors and materials, including extensive use of the SUM training CDs which are known as the gold standard. The combination of expert instructors, the SUM products, and the way The Andrews School puts it all together makes for an unbeatable combination.
Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas - website: http://www.ctcd.edu/medical_trans/index.htm
Central Texas College (CTC) offers a 39-credit hour online medical transcription program that prepares the student for an entry level career in medical transcription. The CTC Medical Transcription Program is approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). CTC consistently ranks nationally in the top twenty online institutions. CTC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC), is an original educational partner in both eArmyU and GoArmyEd, and is a member of SLOAN-C Distance Education Consortium.
We utilize The SUM Program in our Advanced Medical Transcription and Practicum courses.
Dakota College at Bottineau (Distance Learning)
Allied Health Coordinator,
Dakota College at Bottineau is excited to offer an AHDI approved medical transcription program. Our students utilize the beginning, intermediate, and advanced SUM transcription programs as well as transcription experience with speech recognition and ESL dictators. Our students also take courses in Medical Terminology, Human Structure and Function, Pharmacology, and several others.
Our program is offered entirely online with the option of taking courses on our campus if desired.
Administrator and Senior Instructor, InScribe University
866-496-0062 Ext 129
Notes about the program:
Our updated program offers comprehensive medical transcription training and healthcare documentation practice. The professional instructors bring 60+ years' cumulative experience in the medical industry.
Entrance exam and interview required.
One-year program (4 semesters).
New students accepted every semester and via open enrollment.
Beginner I, Beginner II, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels.
Internship (3 months) following successful completion of training program.
We follow AHDI Model Curriculum for Healthcare Documentation, 5th Edition, and utilize The SUM Program by HPI as the base for our curriculum. Academic study organized by body system and medical specialty, utilizing respected textbooks recommended by HPI. Healthcare documentation practice using MTClient.
At InScribe, We InStruct & InSpire!
The Lighthouse of Houston Distance Training - http://www.houstonlighthouse.org
This specialized training program uses the entire SUM Program curriculum with enhancements to benefit blind and visually impaired students. Classes start monthly. Contact Jennifer Blando, the Coordinator of Distance Education, with any questions you have: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Transcription Advantage Career Center - www.mtacc.net
Basic and Advanced MT programs utilizing The SUM Program. Includes online training and instructor feedback. Free e-book.
Ogden Weber Applied Technology College - Ogden, Utah
School website: http://owatc.edu
We offer an on-campus self-paced program that is open entry/open exit. The course pre-requisites are Computer Literacy, Word Processing and Medical Terminology. We utilize The SUM Program Beginning Medical Transcription, 2nd Edition unit, as well as the Surgery and Advanced Transcription units.
Pensacola State College - Florida
Donna Flynn, Professor
Pensacola State College
We offer a one-year certificate program in Medical Records Transcribing. The program provides a strong foundation in medical terminology, pharmacology, and anatomy and physiology in addition to transcription techniques and procedures. All courses are college credit.
The program utilizes The SUM Program materials, providing the student with actual physician dictation to transcribe. The curriculum includes the Beginning and Advanced Medical Transcription modules. School Website: http://www.pensacolastate.edu
Richland Community College, central Illinois -
Richland is proud to offer medical courses that provide a strong foundation and support for the exceptional medical transcription experience attained in our program. We utilize the SUM Program for beginning, intermediate, and advanced medical transcription. We offer online and in-classroom classes. Contact Janean Garrett - email@example.com - 217-875-7211 ext. 304 to register for classes!
Seminole Community College, Florida (Distance learning available)
AHDI-ACCP approved, fully online, college-credit program. Includes several courses taught in webinar format so you can attend class from anywhere that you have an Internet connection. This promotes student-to-student interaction as well as collaboration with the instructor, who is a CMT. Florida residents pay in-state tuition! Program website: http://www.seminolestate.edu/medicaltran/
Williston State College, Williston, North Dakota (Distance learning available)
School Website: www.willistonstate.edu
Williston State College is proud to offer a strong foundation for aspiring medical transcriptionists. Our program utilizes The SUM Program for beginning, intermediate and advanced medical transcription as well as a strong background in medical terminology and anatomy and physiology.
Our program is offered entirely online with the option of taking some courses on campus if desired. Contact Christine Christensen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 701.774.4208. You can also call the Student Services office to apply for admissions at 701.774.4200.
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