Updated on Jan 11, 2022 08:47 IST

Medical Transcription is defined as a process of transcribing voice-recorded dictations by the healthcare professionals pertaining to the patient’s medical record into an electronic or paper format to create files that depict the treatment history of the patients. This course is all about - to learn how to transmit the voice recordings by the physicians and other healthcare workers and convert them into reports. The course will also teach you to interpret medical terminology and abbreviations while preparing the patient’s medical history, discharge summary, and any other documents for that matter.

Eligibility Criteria For Pursuing Medical Transcription Course

It does not require any specialized skills but it only demands skills likes - good listening, excellent command over the English language, and knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations.

The ideal qualification for a medical transcriptionist is Graduation with English comprehensive skill and preferably undergoing a training course in Medical transcription (MT). Most of the institutes do take 10+2 with English comprehensive as their minimum eligibility criteria to pursue a  medical transcription course. Not only this, throughout the career - the medical transcriptionist should be updated with changes in medical terminologies, medical procedures, medical jargon, and many other medical factors. The popular medical transcription colleges in India that impart the best medical transcription course to the students are SRM Institute Of Science and Technology (SRM IST) Chennai, Imperial Institute Of Management Mumbai, EduKart.com Agra, Vibha Info solutions Noida, and many more.

Required Skillset/Qualities/Attributes To Become A Medical Transcriptionist

Medical Transcriptionists must possess the following essential attributes/qualities.

  •         computer skills - Medical transcriptionists must computer user-friendly and they also need to know how to operate electronic health records systems.
  •         Writing Skills - They should have a sound understanding of the English language and grammar and should be familiar with medical jargon.
  •         Critical-Thinking Skillset - Ability to deduct medical inconsistencies and inaccuracies in dictation. They should also conduct research to find more information to ensure the details provided in the reports are reliable and accurate.
  •         Excellent Listener - They should possess excellent listening skills, should be able to adjust to different accents and diction to interpret the intended meaning of the medical report.
  •         Time-management skills - Medical Transcriptionist should be comfortable working under short deadlines and should also possess a high level of concentration over a long period of time.

A Brief About The Medical Transcription Course Curriculum

Medical transcription program will prepare the students for entry-level in-house employment as a medical transcriptionist by providing the basic knowledge, understanding, and relevant skills required to transcribe healthcare dictation and prepare accurate patient’s documents by following the professional principles and ethical conduct. Generally, the duration of a  medical transcription course is of 6 months or a year depending upon the time of classroom and laboratory training.


Module 1

Module 2

Section 1 (Language Origins and adaptations)

Section 2 (Dynamics of medical vocabulary and word structure)

Section 1(Introduction and orientation to report types)

Section 2 (Pharmacological Compendium)

Section 3 (Surgical Compendium)


Words Dynamics

Report types

A pharmacological compendium is the study of drugs and their interactions with living organisms

Surgical Instruments

Grammar, spelling, and Punctuation

Body Dynamics


OutPatient Reports

Drug Terminology

Suture and Dressings

Medical words

Medical Instruments & equipments

Inpatient Reports

Dosages & schedules

4 hours of dictation for pronunciation specifics


Medical specialities & specialists


Terms, symbols, spelling, packaging

All types of surgery-related terms listing, dictation and sample reports


Diagnostic medicine



Surgery Compendium includes General, Breast, Digestive, Intra-abdominal, colon, bowel, anal, and many other surgery-related term listing and sample reports.




Classification (Brand, generic, and trade name)



Anatomy & Physiology


Drug Use/listings by medical speciality.







Note - The above curriculum is the standard curriculum of medical transcription course but the topics covered many differ from the institute to institute.

Type Of Job And Average Salaries

Unlike becoming a doctor, becoming a medical transcriptionist does not require an advanced college degree nor does it require a huge investment to start your career. A medical transcriptionist is an emerging profession if you get adequate knowledge. The career may be technically challenging but it also offers a unique lifestyle. It also opens the opportunity to explore a career as an at-home medical transcriptionist but at the same time, it is important to find the right medical transcription school/institute.

The national average salary of a medical transcriptionist in India is around Rs 275,268/ per annum as per the record of glassdoor.

Here are the different types of jobs with details like total years of experience required, designation, and  average salary:

  •         Medical Summarizer - 1-3 yrs - Rs 2.5-3.5 Lakhs Per annum
  •         Medical Transcriptionist - 0-2yrs - Rs  2-6 Lakhs Per annum
  •         Sr. Representative Medical Recs Coding & Transc - 2 to 7 yrs - Rs 3-8 Lakhs Per annum
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 Top Medical Transcription Companies

  •         Spheris, Bangalore
  •         C-Bay-MedQuest - world’s largest and fastest-growing MT company in India.
  •         Focus Infosys
  •         Acusis India - a pioneer of home-based transcription jobs in India
  •         Mediscribe India Ltd - Home Transcription company
  •         ScribeTech (E-Health) - UK based MT company
  •         SPI Technology  - one of the fastest-growing MT companies
  •         Medwrite India - Hyderabad based
  •         World tech
  •         All Zone Management Solutions Pvt Ltd
  •         Transdoc.in

Many MT companies prefer experienced MTs for home-based projects however few companies also offer freshers home-based opportunities who worked really hard and completed the Medical Transcription course successfully. 

Popular Medical Transcription Colleges in India

Following are the most popular Medical Transcription Colleges in India. Learn more about these Medical Transcription colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
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Top 25 in India

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Top 15 in Mumbai

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Popular Private Medical Transcription Colleges in India

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Top 25 in India

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Top 15 in Mumbai

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Popular Medical Transcription UG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Medical Transcription UG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these UG Courses by clicking the links below.

UG Courses



Anyway can you please tell me aa medical colleges in Chennai for more information?



Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

Some of the colleges are-
1. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research.
2. Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital.
3. S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology.
4. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences.


How many marks in AIAPGET is required to get admission in Nehru Homoeopathy Medical College, Delhi?


Sunkara Chandra mouli

Beginner-Level 5

4 weeks ago

Hi Admit, You should get 50% to get admission.

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