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