Well, I’m in the mix of it again! Learning medical terms, diseases, processes, pathology, anatomy, all the systems (nervous, skeletal, endocrine and all the others) and parts that make our bodies so amazing.
I find it FASCINATING! I truly do! I have to say that this course is far more interesting, and easier to grasp, and so much easier to mentally ingest and store than the last one I did. It’s in depth, but not overwhelmingly so.
Yes, I’ve learned many medical names and terms and I’m learning abbreviations and jargon and slang and everything in between – but they put it in such excellent context and in such a variety of interesting ways to help you keep it in your head, that I am breezing through the course modules faster than I thought I would.
However, I started off at a bit of a disadvantage – it took an extra day and a half for me to receive my login information, so I was behind – but I managed to catch up quickly, as the initial “placement” test was pretty easy (I got 100%). Then, I fell behind as I had the incorrect “end date” for my course, and using their built in “study planner” I felt I was cruising along easily, until I got a weekly email from the course admins and they said “this is where you should be on your timeline” and I was at least 3 modules behind! I panicked, just a tad, emailed them and asked them RUH-ROH, WHAT NOW? and they were very helpful. So I’ve been TRYING to catch up, but I just seem to be “keeping up” – I complete my work very quickly, but it’s JUST not fast enough to get ahead and get to where I am meant to be. I have other things to do during the day and I just can’t spend all the time I wanted to. I do about 5 hours a day, sometimes a tad less. I thought this was enough, according to the study planner, but was sadly mistaken. I might have to take the extensions offered (already paid for) to complete on time. I’m giving it another month, before I decide though, as I really would like to finish this as soon as I can and get started WORKING!
I think that this is really going to be awesome work to do – interesting, but also relatively easy to get through. I have learned so much already, and I’m keen to learn more.
(all photos and graphics taken from the Medical Transcription and Editing course – CareerStep)