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In My Experience: The Work of a Medical Transcriptionist

Before I start, I should explain the job of a medical transcriptionist because many people have no idea what that job involves. A medical transcriptionist transcribes in medical terms what a doctor or clinician is dictating after a patient visit, surgery, test results, postmortem examination, pathology, etc. The medical language has a form all its own, complete with synonyms, antonyms and all the rules of the English language. Missing one comma can change the entire diagnosis. The doctors themselves often do not know how to spell these words. It is the medical transcriptionist’s job to correctly and perfectly document this information while understanding mispronunciations…

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