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Posted by on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 1:48pm.

What should be capitalized?

we sent him immediately to radiology and will speak with mrs. farrel when she arrives.
We sent him immediately to Radiology and will speak with Mrs. Farrel when she arrives.
Note: there is a rule related to departments that is very unique to medical transcription. Doctors will often refer to a specialty as an entity in and of itself, encompassing the building, the people, and the department all in one. (therefore the capital letter)

  • Grammar-Capitalization - , Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 1:49pm

    Right. And thanks for the clarification of Radiology. I was wondering about it until I saw your note.

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