Professional Development for Healthcare Professions Blog

Picking the Right School

Posted by Marcia Gordon on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

medical transcriptionOne of the most common questions of new or nearing graduates is “How do I increase my chances of finding that great job?” Why do some have it easier than others in the job hunt? We are going to start a series on this topic that will help you position yourself for success.


Attend an ACCP-approved program with industry respect that is fully staffed with CHDS instructors.

Anyone looking for a medical transcription school will quickly see that there are many programs vying for your business, some legit, some not. Choosing the right program is vital for success. The program must have the respect of the industry or recruiters will not recognize you as a competent applicant. In all my years working with students through AHDI, this is probably the most common concern. A student attends a program and upon graduation finds out no one will hire them. It can be disheartening to hear from recruiters that you need to go back to a “legitimate” school.

Is the program ACCP approved?
MTSOs are quickly seeing the value in graduates from ACCP-approved programs. This standard quickly weeds out graduates from substandard programs. The reasons why a program is not ACCP-approved are irrelevant. If the program is not approved, walk away.

Are there real instructors who are ALL CHDS?
While there are some program components that do not require a CHDS, ie technology education, all MT work should be taught by a CHDS. There is no “but” to this statement. If you will not have a real instructor who is a CHDS, look for a premium program that values your education. Those in charge of the curriculum and program development should also be a CHDS. While there may be additional credentials that educators may possess, the CHDS should never be optional.

Does the medical transcription school have industry respect?
How long have they been in business? Call around to potential employers to see who they recommend. Look at pass rates for the RMT. Ask about job placement statistics. Are they more interested in churning out numbers or educating high-quality MTs?

If you are a student or graduate of Med-Line School, you more than meet these standards. Med-Line is an ACCP-approved program with CHDS instructors, a CHDS-run program, with the highest respect in the industry. Med-Line is actively working to raise the standards of MT education so that all students will receive the quality of education that has benefited our graduates. If you would like more information on our premium program, check out Med-Line School.

Topics: Professional Development, Credentialing, Medical Transcription Training

Move Forward, Procrastinate No More

Posted by Marcia Gordon on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

imagesMany of us procrastinate doing something every day. It could a little thing like getting up a few minutes later in the morning by hitting snooze, folding that basket of laundry, or opening the bills. While at times your procrastinating can seem fairly harmless, it can interfere with your life when you start putting off those more important things. Put off those bills too long and you’ll be sitting in the dark. The same goes for procrastinating about furthering your education, you’ll be left behind as you watch others progress in their careers.

Many of us find that putting something off can start off as easily as saying you’ll start working on it in a few minutes. A few minutes becomes a day, a day becomes a week, and before you know it time has flown by. Making the decision that gaining more education is an easy step, it just takes a few minutes to think about it and then decide it’s something you would like to do. This is where many of us stop. You know you need additional education to progress in your desired career path, but you find numerous reasons as to why you need to put it off. Those reasons to put it off are just excuses to procrastinate instead of making the effort to get started on the path to a better you.

You know you want to further your education and have decided on the path you would like to take, so what is stopping you from finalizing this decision, why it’s just you. Maybe you decided that your goal is to become a pharmacy technician, just one job with a growing demand for qualified employees. You could be undecided about a program in medical transcription or medical coding, don’t fret you’ll find that we offer a Healthcare Documentation Specialist program that combines the two. Now that you know it’s what you want to do, don’t procrastinate any longer. Stop watching as co-workers, friends, and others you know move on to bigger and better things while you seem to stand still. Although it can be a little frightening to take that first step forward, once  you’re moving you’ll wonder why you ever put it on hold in the first place.

Med-Line School has been offering career college healthcare programs to help our students move forward in life, both personally and professionally. Let us help you to excel in your chosen career path. At times it is easier to put other things ahead of education, but make the time for it now. Stop watching the people around you move up in life while you sit and procrastinate. No one enjoys being put on hold during a call even for a few minutes, why put your entire life on hold. Contact Med-Line School today and get your admission process started. You’ll find that soon you're on your path to success and will wonder why it took you so long to get started.