Medical Secretary Diploma

Medical Secretary Diploma from Pitman Training Preston

By: Pitman Training Preston  02/11/2009
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The Pitman Training Medical Secretary Diploma covers a comprehensive range of practical skills and information, essential for a secretary working in the medical profession. The course has short course approval from the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR)

“Choosing the Medical Secretarial Diploma was the bravest and best decision I have ever made. I am now employed as secretary to one of the Gastroenterologists at St Peter’s Hospital.”

Medical secretaries fulfil a crucial role as the link between doctor and patient, and for this reason are required to be tactful, discreet and, above all, sensitive. Of the greatest importance, however, is the secretary’s ability to successfully complete a complex array of administrative and technical tasks relating to the job, such as compiling confidential letters, typing reports for patient records and medical journals and ensuring the general flawless running of the office. Medical secretaries are also expected by employers in the healthcare sector to be proficient in medical terminology, medical audio-typing and medical word processing skills. Nationally recognised skills for medical secretaries are generally considered to be advantageous to any individual seeking employment in this sector.

The Pitman Training Medical Secretarial Diploma combines expert secretarial skills with a broad understanding of medical terminology, to enable individuals to apply for jobs within the healthcare sector. Successful completion of the ‘Medical Secretary – An Introduction’ course; will give the student the opportunity to achieve the AMSPAR Certificate in Medical Terminology qualification (additional home study is recommended).

Learning these skills is easy with Pitman Training. Our tried and trusted methods are the best available. You will work at your own pace in our comfortable premises, helped by experienced tutors as required. You choose your own hours and keep the reference materials when the course is over. On completion, you will receive a Pitman Training Diploma that is recognised nationally and internationally by employers.

This Diploma is designed for individuals who wish to gain essential office and computer skills in order to pursue a career in the medical field.


•  Equip you to start a new career.
•  The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace.
•  Personalised workbooks to use as a reference guide on completion of your training.
•  The opportunity to gain a Pitman Training Diploma that is recognised nationally and internationally by employers.

This Diploma provides you with the essential skills to successfully work as a medical secretary.

Guideline Learning Time
8 weeks’ full-time or 220 hours’ flexi study
(full-time is based on approx 20-30 hours a week)
Students should discuss all options with a course advisor.

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