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About Us

A long-standing reputation for excellence

MTEC was founded in 1996 by two medical transcriptionists with a passion for the transcription industry and a love for education. MTEC quickly became the most prominent school in the business, providing thousands of new medical transcriptionists the foundation for successful careers and offering hundreds of continuing education credits to practicing MTs.

After 12 years, the founders retired and sold the school to Webmedx, an accomplished medical transcription service. Webmedx, and by extension, MTEC, was then acquired by Nuance Communications in mid-2011.

Nuance employs more than 7000 medical transcriptionists worldwide. The decision was made to stop enrolling new students in November of 2012 and use the resources of MTEC to develop internal training and professional development to support this vast workforce. We continue to offer continuing education courses and products while we teach out our remaining enrolled students.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in medical transcription please visit for more information on this industry and a list of approved schools.

If you have questions please contact Kim Buchanan, MTEC Director of Education, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Why get Credentialed?

- Employers know at a glance you have the general skills and knowledge to understand the patient’s story

- Shows a commitment to the MLS profession

- Shows a commitment to continuing education

- Shows you have the critical thinking skills necessary to be an asset to your employer