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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education


Medical Terminology-The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System


with Kandy Siahaya

The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System™ is the fastest and most effective method to learn medical terminology!  It works in conjunction with the natural learning process of the brain by converting abstract medical elements into images of real and familiar objects - and then associating those images with the subject in such a way that it is incredibly easy to learn and remember. 

You will learn how to remember the anatomical names and locations of all the major parts in each principal system of the body, including all 206 bones of the skeletal system, and structures of the eye and ear. This skill will provide you with a powerful knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology.  

The success of this advanced instructional system is the result of over 30 years of continued research, development, testing, and classroom validation.  

How the learning process works:  Audionyms are an essential component in the Dean Vaughn Total Retention System™.  The meaning of an audionym is broken down to "audio" which means sound and "nym" which means name. These audionyms are sound-alike or key words that you can see for a word you want to remember. By changing what you want to know into audionyms, you’ll learn and remember far more than you ever thought possible. You are asked to not take any notes during the presentations.  A workbook is included in the course. 

This is a self-paced (asynchronous) online course than be completed in as little as 14 hours, but is available to you for one year.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the course.  The course facilitator, Kandy Siahaya has over 25 years of experience as a medical transcriptionist and she will be available by phone or email to support you as needed.  

This course is not a certificate program but the necessity of having the tangible skill of medical terminology knowledge is preferred, if not required, in many administrative positions in the healthcare field. Having this knowledge not only improves patient experience and safety, but also provides more effective care. 

Please watch this video to see how it works!! Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology for Students  

Please find the course outline here: Medical Terminology-The Dean Vaughn Total Retention System-Kandy Siahyaya

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