Medical Transcription Research

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RESEARCH PROJECT (Medical Transcription 1, HIT 207


As a medical transcriptionist, you’ll work with many different medical specialties. It’s important to have a basic knowledge of medical specialties so you can better understand the medical transcription submitted.


1. Identify eight medical specialties. List the specialties and write two paragraphs about seven specialties.

2. From the eight specialties you cover, select one that particularly interests you. For this eighth specialty, you’ll prepare a two-page report and include the following:

The type of additional training physicians receive to become licensed in this specialty The type of allied health care professionals the specialist may work with and the reason for the connection with these other health care professionals— for example, orthopedic surgeons may refer their patients to physical therapists for rehabilitation.

Conditions, diseases, or injuries patients seen in this specialty may have; At least three products, such as medications, orthotics, durable medical equipment, nutritional supplements, or other materials used in the specialty (medical transcriptionists will be expected to know the names of products associated with medical specialties, so this will be good practice) Your speculation on the type(s) of reports a medical transcriptionist might expect to receive when working within this specialty

Include Web references for your specialties. Make sure you provide a clear explanation of each of the eight specialties. Pretend your instructor has no previous knowledge of these specialties and must gain a basic understanding of them from your explanation.

To relate medical specialties with the conditions they cover, the necessary training, the allied health professionals with whom they work, and the types of reports submitted for transcription by these specialties. Writing Guidelines 1. Type your submission, double-spaced, in a standard print...
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