Another AHDPG Success Story
“My journey to become a medical transcriptionist, although I did not know it at the time, started when I was younger. Growing up, I had always had a fascination with the medical field. A part of me always wanted to work in that field, but I just did not know in which one. I went on to work various other jobs, never completely happy in what I was doing. It was not until years later that, thanks to a family friend, I Ianded a job as a radiology clerk in a hospital, as well as the hospital’s outside clinics. I really enjoyed my job and my likeness of the medical field grew. I did that for awhile but had to leave my job and move away. I decided that I was going to go back to school and become a radiology technician. Unfortunately, that did not work out as I had hoped. Time went by and we started a family. Well, if you have kids, you know how that goes. Going to school was no longer a priority as our kids became the center of our lives. During that time, I came across some information about medical transcription and thought that would be a great thing to do. The more I looked into it, the more I felt it would be perfect for me to do. Not only was this a job in the medical field, but it would allow me to be home with my kids. Being a military family, we move about every 3 years and finding a job everywhere you go is not easy. Being a medical transcriptionist would allow me to keep my job every time we move. So, my research began once again and I narrowed my choice down to 2 schools, AHDPG being one of those schools. I decided to go with AHDPG because their curriculum seemed more in depth than the other school, the fact that they have an externship program, and they have a military spouse program that worked with our CAA here on base.”
- Nicole S.- MLS, California Read Full Story>>>
Me? Start another career at 50? You’ve GOT to be kidding!!!
"But I just couldn’t get the idea out of my head. I have always been fascinated by the medical field but never wanted to be a nurse or a doctor. I had settled into another field that was fun, helped pay the bills and was satisfying. Then I became a grandma! And suddenly, I didn’t want to leave my home every morning just in case I would have an opportunity to visit with my children and grandchildren. None of them live close so when they did come home, I wanted to be able to be around. Kind of a crazy reason to change careers, but I figured that if I found something to do from home, it would certainly get me closer to being able to be around when they did come home – kind of allow me more flexibility. So I started to research the big world of Medical Transcription – or now, Medical Language Specialists!
My online research led me to quite a few places but none really seemed to offer wide opportunities in quite the same way as TRSi, now known as AHDPG. I decided one evening, after talking with my husband, to give their online screening assessment a try. It seemed relatively easy – nothing too difficult to manage. I received a contact phone call back from AHDPG in quite short order and they answered a lot of questions that were weighing on me. I was mainly drawn by the completeness of their curriculum – they cover every major area of the medical field giving an advantage in your marketability to be able to transcribe a variety of report types. I would learn later that the curriculum would prepare me well to handle a variety of report types and allow me an advantage when looking for work. In no time at all, I had a packet in the mail and had made my decision to begin the on-line training."
- Ruth Johnson- MLS, Roseburg, Oregon Read Full Story >>>
My AHDPG Success Story
"I have always known that the healthcare industry was where I belonged, particularly in medical transcription, so the decision to pursue this as my career was an easy one that I was so excited about! I am also a mother, which weighed heavy on my decision, as I wanted the flexibility to be home to raise my children while having a career for myself. I definitely found a win-win for my family and myself and could not be happier with my decision!
When it came to choosing a school, I knew that finding an accredited school through AHDI was top priority. I did hours and hours of research, looking at curriculum, flexibility, cost and payment plans as well as opportunities post graduation, and AHDPG was the best option hands down. From the first phone call, I knew that they wanted me to succeed. Their curriculum is top-notch. The instructors are so very helpful and were there for me every step of the way! All of the instructors have worked in the field for many years and are very knowledgeable. They also offer webinars and discussion forums to make you feel like you are part of a “team.” The whole program is focused on preparing you to become a successful MT upon graduation. The practicum gives you the “hands-on” experience working with real physicians and medical documents.”
- Amber Nielson- MLS, Gransville, Michigan Read Full Story >>>
“I had several choices for attending a Medical Transcription program, but AHDPG really stood out from the rest. I can't imagine being at any other program now that I know the quality of the instructors and the adaptibility of this course to my life. As a military wife and mother, I can complete my classes and graduate no matter where I am stationed! Try that at your local brick and mortar college. I love AHDPG and know that they care about my future as a RMT.”
- Rennee Baker, Seattle, WA
“AHDPG WILL change your life! Not only are they providing a top-notch, academically challenging medical transcription course, but they are also giving students opportunities to soar both in school and in life. Through this course, I have met some amazing people, who have touched my soul and changed my life. From the AHDPG VP all the way down to the newest student, AHDPG is a family of very approachable, supportive, encouraging, knowledgeable, and caring people. I can't imagine embarking on the journey of becoming an MT anyplace else!”
- Sharon Hayward, York, PA
“Not only am I finding the course interesting and challenging, but I have also found a family at AHDPG. The curriculum is very well put together, and with the excellent guidance from the teachers and my fellow students, I am beginning to exceed my own expectations in something I was not sure I could do. I have great confidence that this school is giving me the skills and knowledge to excel in this field. The best part is that I enjoy the work and am eagerly looking forward to working as a medical transcriptionist. The people at AHDPG are extremely supportive and friendly. With all the personal support students receive, it is obvious to me that the people at AHDPG want us all to succeed.”
- Barbara Hecker, Jersey City, NJ
“I chose AHDPG after spending a lot of time researching into the various courses out there. I believe this is one of the most comprehensive programs available, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who asked. I don't doubt I will be amply prepared for this new career come graduation time!”
- Nabela Hamm, Murfreesboro, TN
“I attended AHDPG because I had a desire to supplement my family income while staying at home with my 2 young kids. I did some research and asked around, having at first thought medical transcription from home was a scam, and found out that the safest route to employment was to take an AHDI-approved course like AHDPG. I was able to finance my education with student loans which I am now paying back, having become recently employed part-time by a small company, the owner of which is very satisfied with my training and background and tells me repeatedly how happy she is with my work. I feel the knowledge and instruction I received from AHDPG was a very solid building block that I am now using to gain experience and confidence, and I hope to, in a couple years, obtain my CMT (having passed my RMT on the first try at the end of the course) and be simply that much more marketable in this jittery and nerve-wracking economy. The staffers at AHDPG were friendly and knowledgeable, and I owe my job-seeking success to their efforts. Thanks, AHDPG!”
- Caryn Abbott, RMT
"Well, you all deserve the kudos every day. I have always been given the help and support I need from everyone on the staff there, and I appreciate it so much! Times when I have felt discouraged and down there has always been an encouraging word and hope sent my way. I have had the best experience in education in my life, and now I hope the best job in my life. I can't thank you enough."
- Sue Davis, Marshallburg, NC
"The best decision I ever made. That is what I think when someone asks me about AHDPG. You get the best training from knowledgeable, experienced instructors who are so encouraging and caring, and I never felt like I was in a class by myself because of the access to discussion forums and webinars with other students. For top notch training to get you started on your career to being a top notch medical transcriptionist, AHDPG is the place to get it."
- Barbara Madsen, RMT