We are happy to report that the three more medical transcription programs
have been approved by the Approval Committee for Certificate Programs
(ACCP), a joint committee established by AAMT and AHIMA for certifying and
approving medical transcription education programs. We congratulate each of
these schools for setting a standard of excellence in medical transcription
Lakeshore Technical College - Cleveland, WI
Transcription Relief Services, LLC - Greensboro, NC
United Tribes Technical College - Bismarck, ND
For information on the process of education approval and to submit an
application, view the following page on the AAMT web site here."
I think it is great that some of the local schools are on there but then
there is that one other one that rather bothers me, but definitely does not
A long-time colleague of mine told me that she looked into the process
of having a technical school's program approved by AAMT. Not only did
the program have to meet the appropriate standards, BUT every instructor
had to have the CMT credential. Although this woman had been a CMT for
years and taught at a program that supplied their local area with
well-trained MTs, she felt that this stipulation would keep most schools
from qualifying, as there were probably limited situations where an
entire program is taught totally by people holding the CMT credential.
Part of a complete course could be taught by English majors, business
majors, biology majors, etc. Not all segments of a course would need to
be taught by an MT. Plus, we all know that there are wonderful
educators who don't have their CMT.
Although the concept of AAMT certifying schools is a good idea, IMO,
they found yet another way to benefit themselves and not entirely
thinking of the MTs.