Medical Transcription Education
  • The SUM Program Advanced Medical Transcription, 2nd edition unit is NOW SHIPPING!! It includes updated dictations in the cardio, general surg/GI, and ortho sections, AND all-new dictations in OB-Gyn, and urology/nephrology. Bonus dictations in ENT, general surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, and plastic surgery round out the 20 hours. The price is just $100 per student, and is available on CD or through MTClient!

  • The SUM Program Career Development Series now features five units designed to help experienced transcriptionists improve their skills.

  • MT Teachers: The SUM Program is now available online with many convenient grading and classroom management features. Read about it, then schedule your demo.

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The SUM Program for Medical Transcription Training

Tens of thousands of medical transcriptionists throughout the English-speaking world have learned medical transcription with The SUM Program.  Hundreds of reputable medical transcription schools choose these MT training units and other HPI products to produce medical transcriptionists with job-ready skills.  See some of the medical transcription schools that use The SUM Program for Medical Transcription Training.

The SUM Program for Medical Transcription Training was the first MT training programin the industry to teach transcription arranged by body system or medical specialty, comprised entirely of authentic medical dictation recorded by real doctors on real patients, that emphasized the importance of extensive transcription practice with progressing levels of difficulty. (Transcription courses developed prior to that time were almost always script-read reports recorded by voice professionals and thus offered no job simulation experience.)
Students:  Learn about doing The SUM Program for MT training as an independent home study student.
Schools:  Learn about implementing The SUM Program in your school, either on CD or the new online version with many enhancements for teachers and students.  Download The Teacher's Manual and accompanying articles for tons of suggestions about setting up your program.  Get a free consultation

Medical Transcription Education

Health Professions Institute is a small but influential and highly-regarded publishing company in the medical transcription industry. Founded in 1985 by Sally Pitman, HPI publishes print and electronic references for medical transcriptionists, e-Perspectives on the Medical Transcription Profession, high-quality textbooks written especially for medical transcription students, and has taken medical transcription education to a whole new level with its groundbreaking MT training units The SUM Program for Medical Transcription Training.  


In 2009, HPI introduced a new line of products designed to help experienced medical transcriptionists improve their skills in specific areas.  The SUM Program Career Development Series offers five different advanced-level short units for skill building and continuing education credit.
HPI also publishes the legendary medical terminology reference book Vera Pyle’s Current Medical Terminology, now in its 11th edition.  This edition is only available electronically, and it costs just $24!