Here are the basic medical transcription training materials you need to get started:

Two medical terminology reference choices for students:

1) Use the internet for research. Search engines such as Google are excellent and hard copy reference books aren’t necessary.

2) If you would rather not use the internet, then purchase the following three books. Older, used versions are fine.

Saunders Pharmaceutical Word Book
by Drake and Drake
Published by W B Saunders



Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
Published by the F A Davis Company

Yearly online subscription also available at
(Free 30 day trial available)


Sloane’s Medical Word Book
A Spelling and Vocabulary Guide to Medical Transcription
Published by W B Saunders
(4th ed.)