You're a Medical What?! [NOOK Book]

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You're a Medical What!? entertains and informs anyone who would peruse its pages. What reader would not eagerly turn the page to discover which famous person was a flirtatious rascal in the recovery room? What do medical transcriptionists hear when doctors forget to turn off their recorders? Imagine yourself sitting by the ocean in Kauai, watching the dolphins play offshore, while you continue your work, as the author so deftly describes.

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You're a Medical What?!

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Overview

You're a Medical What!? entertains and informs anyone who would peruse its pages. What reader would not eagerly turn the page to discover which famous person was a flirtatious rascal in the recovery room? What do medical transcriptionists hear when doctors forget to turn off their recorders? Imagine yourself sitting by the ocean in Kauai, watching the dolphins play offshore, while you continue your work, as the author so deftly describes.

There is an abundance of resource books for current as well as aspiring medical transcriptionists, and there is a small handful of humorous books, but there is nothing on the market that combines lighthearted anecdotal content with sound how-to advice. At last a book that appeals to anyone who is curious about the world of medicine, and more specifically how medical transcription fits into that picture. It provides a peek into a part of that world, and informs and teaches as it entertains.

Sara Burns offers a lighthearted perspective and insight into this little known, but vitally significant, component of the medical community.

There are medical transcription books that inform and educate, and a handful of humorous books, but none that entertain and educate -- this title bridges that gap and fills that vacuum.

Each chapter is a surprise, an eclectic mix of styles, jumping from one aspect of its subject to another with gentle humor and entertaining anecdotes.
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Editorial Reviews

Claudia Tessier
Sara entertainingly depicts the real world of medical transcription — its humor, challenges, frustrations, accomplishments, joys, and pains.
Seasoned MTs will laugh and nod in agreement, "newbies" and students will get an uncensored view of MT as a career, relatives and friends will better understand what MTs do and why, and physicians and other healthcare professionals will better appreciate their silent partners. A delightful read for all!"
Lynn Bee
Burns wrote the book for three distinct audiences. She says that experienced medical transcriptionists will smile and share in her reminiscences.

She hopes to give newbies a clear picture of what they are up against. While sharing some very good advice, she admits that the field is in constant change and acknowledges that many areas of the profession have changed drastically since her earlier stints in hospitals and clinics.
Richard Blake
Clever and witty, Sara's humor comes out in poetry, "Ode to a Home-Based Transcriptionist," comedy routines, and subtle observations. I enjoyed her colorful descriptive words as she introduces some of her clients: "curmudgeons and sweethearts: perfectionists; the regular guys, the prima donnas; the tyrants and the pussycats..."
Sheila K. Hollida
I absolutely love this book. I was so happy with it that I ordered 3 more for my transcriptionist friends. I find myself constantly quoting something from the book while I am at work. I also have a better understanding of how my doctors feel some days by the time they get to the office. I was amazed at the similarities that we transcriptionists have. We are certainly not alone in our love for our work and in our frustrations that we have at times.
W. Grant Stevens, M.D.
"A superb little tome that entertains and informs. Sara tells it like it is, cleverly bringing to life the world of medical transcription, a little known but vitally important cog in the wheel of medicine. A delightful read for anyone fortunate enough to open its pages."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013361409
  • Publisher: Reed, Robert D. Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 122
  • File size: 627 KB

Meet the Author

Sara Burn’s work as a surgical secretary led to medical transcription, including an AA degree with a medical transcription major. Her articles were published in the association's journals, which she expanded into this book, her first. Sara and her husband live in their new home in the woods near Nevada City, California. Sara's work as a medical language specialist and independent contractor continues.
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