National Medical Transcription Week 2014 Celebration

If you're new to my blog, then you might not know that I've been a full time medical transcriptionist since 2002 at a local hospital. Every May, medical transcriptionists are celebrated during National Medical Transcription Week and every year my co-workers and I try to celebrate our profession in a big way all week long.

Several people who I work with as a blogger here at Precisely Mine very generously donated some items for some MT Week 2014 gift bags I wanted to make for my co-workers so we all decided to start the week off with a bang by handing out the gift bags on Monday. The gift bags included a pair of hand stamped earrings donated by Like Mother, Like Daughter Hand Stamped Jewelry & Gifts, three pieces of chocolate bark donated by Arno Confection Perfection, a container of moist antibacterial wipes donated by GIANTmicrobes, a phone pouch and a Finders Key Purse donated by Isn't This Clever, a box of mini tissues donated by Anne Taintor, and a whole box of promotional goodies donated by

On Tuesday we celebrated with what we called Taco Tuesday by having a carry-in lunch of tacos and all the yummy fixins! Since we rarely get to have lunch together all at once, this was definitely a fun day. There were also plenty of leftovers for the rest of the week.

On Wednesday we celebrated with a day of snacking. We each brought in a snack to share with our co-workers. I brought in two bags of Almond Pecan Crunch from True North Snacks. There were also cookies, donuts, fried croissants, a meat and cheese tray, and ranch flavored oyster crackers, which were may favorite of all the snacks. Basically we had a lot of unhealthy snacks, but that should be allowed once in a while. Maybe next year we'll do healthy snacks.

To make the ranch flavored oyster crackers, you'll need two 10 ounce bags of oyster crackers, 3/4 cup of vegetable oil, 1-1/2 teaspoons of dill week, and 1 pack of ranch dip mix. You just mix everything together well and lay out for 1-2 hours to dry or you can bake them in your oven at 250 degrees until dry. 

On Thursday we celebrated with ice cream and toppings galore. I had some World's Fair Patriotic Neapolitan Ice Cream (cherry, blue raspberry, and vanilla) in a waffle bowl topped with strawberry and pineapple topping and caramel with a cherry on top. It was definitely fun having such a sweet and tasty treat with my co-workers. 

On Friday, we ended the week with a fun guessing game. The week prior we brought in enough candy to fill a big container and we each got to guess how many pieces we thought were inside. The winner got their choice of either the container full of candy or a mystery box filled with goodies donated by co-workers and the second place winner won the remaining prize. Some of the promotional products donated were used as consolation prizes so everybody got something. How many pieces of candy would you guess were inside the container? The answer is 245.  

All in all, I think my co-workers and I had a great MT Week. It took a lot of teamwork and communication to plan and coordinate everything and these are two important facets in an office setting. We may be a few pounds heavier from all the treats and junk food we consumed during the week, but I think everyone had fun and that is what is important. We certainly are an awesome team and I absolutely love my work family.

Thanks once again to all the gift bag sponsors who generously donated items for our MT Week 2014 gift bags. You all helped make it an exceptionally special week for us all.  

1 comment:

  1. You guys and girls sure do go all out when you celebrate. Lost of nice stuff in your bags.