Medical Transcription Online Training Program

Put your interest in administration and your passion for healthcare to use with our Medical Transcription training. Our online program provides you with the fundamental knowledge for success. The course includes everything you need to graduate: online lessons and downloadable audio files for use in real-world practice exercises.

With our flexible, self-paced program, you can learn at your own pace and take courses when it’s convenient for your schedule. In as little as 4 months, you can earn your diploma and pursue a career as a medical transcriptionist.

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Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Allied Health Careers

Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.

Lesson Group 2: Medical and Body Systems Terminology

Medical Terminology

Fundamentals and origins of medical terms; analyzing, defining, and creating medical terms; identifying major body structures and directional terms.

Body Systems 1

Anatomy, physiology, and basic terminology related to the integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine, and nervous systems.

Body Systems 2

Anatomy, physiology, and basic terminology related to the urinary and reproductive systems; gynecology, obstetrics, and neonatology terms and conditions; anatomy of the eyes and ears.

Disease Processes and Surgical Procedures

An overview of the terminology related to major chronic and infectious diseases as well as surgical treatments for those diseases.


Program Details

Madison’s Medical Transcription program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to transcribe various types of healthcare documents. Students are introduced to the healthcare record, transcription technology, standard practices, and style perspectives. Students learn to transcribe documents related to all medical specialties, including family practice, internal medicine, cardiology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, and pathology. Special attention is paid to HIPAA regulations, confidentiality, and professional issues related to employment.

Your Medical Transcription Course Includes:

  • Online medical transcription and editing lessons
  • 35 hours of real physician dictations available online
  • Medical dictionary & foot pedal
  • Instructional and tutorial support from our experienced faculty
  • Interactive student portal that can be accessed anytime and anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer
  • Membership in Madison School of Healthcare’s online student community
  • Career diploma at graduation
  • 12 month license for the digital version of the RHDS certification Exam Guide ($50 value)

Being here made me feel a part of something and I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like this, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment.

— Susan Donaldson, Recent Graduate


If costly tuition has been keeping you from pursuing education and a career as a medical transcription professional, think again. Online training tuition at Madison School of Healthcare is affordable and flexible.

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Career Outlook

The demand for skilled medical transcriptionists continues to hold strong. With an aging population needing more and more medical tests, treatments, and procedures that require documentation, there is a growing need for professionals who can amend patients’ records, edit documents from speech recognition systems, and identify discrepancies in medical reports. Transcription services are also sought out due to the continued need for electronic documentation that can be shared easily among providers, third-party payers, regulators, consumers, and health information systems. Medical transcriptionists often work independently, setting their own hours and transcribing reports from home. Trained transcriptionists are employed in doctors’ and dentists’ offices, imaging departments, hospitals, community clinics and emergency facilities.

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts 67,800 medical transcription jobs by 2024.


What features should I look for in the Madison School of Healthcare Course compared to other schools’ programs?

It’s important that the medical transcriptionist training you choose includes the latest information on transcription technology, medical terminology and HIPAA regulations. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know; a program that’s focused on the medical transcription skills you need to start your career.

Is this Medical Transcriptionist course all online or do I get books?

The program textbook is shipped to the student. Learning guides, audio files and textbook resources for this course are online.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Ready to Get Started?

Get the skills that are in-demand and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in healthcare with our Medical Transcription program. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Transcriptionists (January 13, 2016).