The Medical Documentation and Secretarial Program graduates are employed in private and public institutions and organizations in the health sector, as an ever-developing sector. Duties of the graduates include performing the appointment services of the patients, carrying out the acceptance procedures, informing the patients about the functioning of the institution and medical services, keeping the patient records, carrying out communication and correspondence services in the administrative and medical units. Medical secretaries have become important and necessary elements for new developments and developing health institutions. Our education aims to train medical secretaries who have a tendency to develop in the direction of life expectancy and needs in the direction of the health sector with sufficient knowledge and skills in the field.
The curriculum for Medical Documentation and Secretarial Program is based on courses focusing on information that can be used in all aspects of the working life. The training period for our students is 2 years and a curriculum of 4 semesters is followed. The theoretical input is provided in the first three semesters of the program and practical courses are offered at the end of the curriculum. The curriculum for our students is designed to provide the students with the theoretical knowledge and equipment in a comprehensive manner and helping them reach the best possible level of practice. Medical documentation, medical terminology, correspondence and filing techniques, keyboard techniques are the main courses of the program. In-hospital practices and summer internships ensure that our students gain field experience before starting the profession.
The medical documentation and secretarial program has the potential to help graduates work in all areas of the healthcare industry. Opportunity to find a job is quite extensive because of the increasing importance of the profession. In addition to the various units of private and public health institutions, graduates can also seek employment in private medical clinics, provincial health directorates, medical research publishing companies, medical equipment companies, dispensaries, imaging centers and doctors' offices. Additionally, a position can be found in university hospitals, state hospitals, health centers, private hospitals and clinics, private medical practice, medical software (medical journal, newsletter etc.) companies, sales and promotion of medical equipment and ambulance companies. They are equipped with very good computer knowledge and typing skills… They can work as secretary, archivist as well as officers in drug promotion companies.