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The medical profession is a challenging sector where discretion, patience, sensitivity and an unwavering eye for detail are essential skills. Our AMSPAR approved Medical Secretarial Diploma will teach you all the vital skills you need to act as a link between patient and doctor. On this particular medical secretary course you’ll learn how to complete a complex array of administrative and technical tasks, in the most accurate and timely manner, including compiling confidential letters, typing reports for patient records, assisting with medical journals and keeping the office running efficiently.

  • Flexible training which fits around your commitments
  • Support on hand from our friendly course advisors
  • Get the skills in demand by employers

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With the highly regarded skills you’ll gain from completing the Medical Secretarial Diploma, there’ll be nothing stopping you from getting a well-paid, highly valued role as Medical Secretary.

The Medical Secretarial Diploma offers you the best of both worlds – business and medical. Not only will you get the highest level of skills required to work for a commercial firm, you’ll also get the specialist expertise required to work within the medical profession. You’ll gain excellent IT skills and become proficient in medical terminology, medical audio-typing and medical word processing.

Nationally recognised skills for Medical Secretaries are generally considered to be advantageous when seeking employment in the healthcare sector. The Pitman Training Medical Secretarial Diploma has been given short course approval from the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR).  

On the successful completion of this medical secretary course, you’ll also have the opportunity to achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Medical Terminology qualification (additional home study is recommended).

Specialist training for an interesting and rewarding job.

The Medical Secretarial Diploma consists of ten Core Courses: -

  • The Medical Secretary – An Introduction
  • Audio Transcription
  • Medical Audio Transcription
  • Computer Keyboard Skills
  • Keyboard Speed Development
  • Effective Business Communication OR Business Document Production
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook

You then also choose two additional elective courses to suit your requirements.

The guideline learning time for the Medical Secretarial Diploma is: -

  • 220 hours flexi study or 8 weeks full-time*

*full-time is based on approx. 20-30 hours a week.

Our Medical Secretarial Diploma has courses which can be accessed online, via our distance learning portal and courses which you will need to study in one of our centres. 

This means that you have the flexibility to study our Medical Secretarial Diploma in different ways:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, all you’ll need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre that offers and supports our distance learning platform, and they will arrange for you to have an induction to show you around the system and talk you through how our online training works. After this, you can learn in your own time and at your own speed, but with the knowledge you have support at hand if required.

To find your nearest centre that offers and supports our Medical Secretary Diploma, click here.

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