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There is no written test. Must have been a different company. I took their ortho test sm

Posted By: KSMT2 on 2008-01-01
In Reply to: KS Testing? Difficult platform...sm - NJ MT

and it was easy. You had to know your terminology but it was easy to understand AND I used my foot pedal.

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Just took the test myself. No actual dictation to transcribe. Just a written test.
For 13 cpl, I might do it if the dictators aren't a total horror.
I took a test for a company and my foot pedal would work with the test and I had keep going back
over the dictation time and again to get all the words because I couldnt stop and start it by the foot pedal.  What can I do about this.
Took the written test...
and passed, did the transcription test and I must not have done that well because I have not heard back from then. I took it Monday.
Ortho yes, sorry but took the test more than 3 days ago and
YES, I was told they get 150 emails a day and to be patient... she DID call and did tell me not to call back because she is impossible to get on the phone and is on the phone all day. Why would I make that UP?
Usually a spelling test, a punctuation test, and maybe 3-6 test files to do. Sometimes done using
I took the Ortho test and didn't have a problem with it..
maybe it was a different test than your family members but no trouble here...
I thought the written was fairly easy. The typing test (sm)
was difficult for me because the specialties I was tested on were different than what I'd been working on, plus new docs that I wasn't dialed-in to, yet. Also, since the test is on a temporary platform (Express Scribe) I couldn't slow it down, and one doc was pretty fast. STILL, because of that fact I was allowed to take my time, so I looked up every term I wasn't 100% familiar with, and proofread several times. The hospital I was testing on was a state-of-the-art teaching hospital, so that meant lots of new drugs & procedures; thank goodness for the Internet! Although we are paid on production, QUALITY is the most important thing. I do a lot more proofreading than I did at my previous job, and as a result I often work longer hours to make my line count, but I can break up my day any way I need to, so I'm not chained to my desk. As a result I feel a lot more relaxed than I used to, and my blood pressure has gone down, as well.
If you have not passed the ortho test in the past 30 days and want to sm
know your errors, please email KeystrokesHR@aol.com and ask for the results. We have re-evaluated the procedure that we have had for the past 5 years and agree that this can be sent to those requesting the results. The test is harder than it seems; the coordinator is looking for very specific things and requires 100% to hire someone. Please send an email requesting this and we will get it to you right away.
They test for ortho but not others but I was just told that starting this week, everyone will have t
I love it there too!
Sure, but nobody can understand the Ortho test dictation, no pedal, no speed control...sm
I just took the test today - thought it was a great test of MT skills.
Is the test through mttest.com a timed test? Thanks. nm

What test? Are you sure it's the same company?
I didn't take a test.
i just took a test for a company, and it
A company sounds strange because you didn't pass their test? SM
I LIKE working for a company that puts quality over everything else.
It was a test for a company and I have no clue if you had to download drivers. I would not care to
do that to take a test.
Test dictations are often bogus and not true voice files from the company. Need to ask. nm
Just took a test today for a company and I am amazed how rusty I am after not testing for years and
years.  I had to really think about things again.  I guess after you test enough you get used to it.  That is the first one I took in about 13 years.  I just more or less did it to see how it was.  Should be interesting to see how it went because I really dont want to work for the company I just wanted to take the test.  A lot of tricky questions in it.
MQ Test
How long does it take MedQuist to get back to applicants once they have completed the test??  It has been a week for me now and have heard nothing.  Is that good or bad????  TIA
What are they asking you to do? What is the test?
MTStars? Maybe there are some posts that may tell you something.

Took their test once.
Short ER test. Easy as it gets. They claimed I didn't pass their test and was therefore unqualified to work for them.

After doing MT for 10+ years at some of the top medical centers in the country (including currently) and ERs for 3+ years, it was obvious they were screwed up pretty bad.
try windows media thats what i had to do
Has anyone taken a test using
on MT Test are using Cscribe.  I think it stinks, but maybe a foot pedal would help.  Thanks.
I did a test for them.........sm
I did a test file for this company.  I never heard back from them.  The lady said they required 98% to pass.  I know I didn't get 98% because I had to rush through the fairly large test file, and I was working for MQ.  With my job at MQ there were some strange requirements that I carried into those reports without time to check the BOS.  However, after working about 4 hours on the test file they never even had the courtesy to reply.  I do not think that this is professional, JMO.


I took their test.
I did AWFUL.  I'm not sure why.  I've taken dozens of other employer tests and got anywhere from a 96 to a 100 on ALL of them.  On Medware's test I got a 43 out of 50, which is basically an 86.  I can't understand it!!  It didn't seem that difficult, if I recall, and I've done so well on everyone else's test.  Needless to say, I didn't get offered a job.  LOL!
I did take the test,
but at the time I was offered a position with another company that I decided to take. I have over 25 years of experience in this business. The test is not timed and it is open book. They tell you that at the beginning. You may think it is over the top, and that may be true; however, they may be wanting to see just how good we (as MTs) are at doing research and such. I'm not saying I agree with the test, I'm just saying that each company has their own way of doing things. If you want the job, you have to do what it takes to get it.
Did you take the test?
How did you do on the test?
So, how did you do on the test?
I took their test also.

They told me I didn't pass either.  I requested to see what mistakes I made and wanted to know what my test score was, and they never told me even after sending several emails to them asking for this information. 

I wanted to see what mistakes I made as I didn't have any problem taking their test at all, and I don't understand it. 

I haven't had to take a test with them. I applied through the job seekers board here, got a call the next day, offered the job and was told they would be send me the Lanier system and my lead would get in touch with me on Wednesday when she gets back from training on this new account. I hope there isn't a test, I don't like tests, please don't make me take a test, I don't wanna, I don't wanna. LOL.
I never got to take the test but
another poster gave me some very helpful information on who to talk to when I call, which was very much appreciated.
I took the test but not sure it went thru..
DRC test
Yes, it's difficult if you don't have the required experience. No reference books allowed. Tester will also ask you questions which you will have to answer off the top of your head. If you don't know your stuff, it's hard to fake it. Not trying to discourage you from testing -- just being honest with you.
I agree.  Back when we had to fax tests, I would have a job offer on my answering machine by the time I returned home.  Not bragging, really not.  Been doing this for close to 20 years, better be able to pass tests.  On my tests I will transcribe verbatim but point out troubling points.  I.E.  One time dictated: Spinal cord removed.  I put it but put an * and put I hate to type this, but this is what he said.  Companies take notice of that.
Look around. Take a test. Get a better job. They are out there.
I did test with them
but I wanted to know more about them like how much work they have.
I would ask. They might be willing to let you test.
which test to take?
They have a number of tests available, h&p, op, etc. I have a variety of experience and don't care where they put me! By taking one particular test am I indicating that's where I want to be placed? I find it a bit confusing! (probably just me, LOL).
LOL. Maybe you got my test and I got yours!!
I applied for a QA job and got a typing/transcription test whereas all other tests I have taken before for QA have been for actual editing of a typed report - very confusing to me also!!
I took their test . . .
I talked to them before I took the test - just do three.
sorry about your test

You will find a better fit and you will be happy you did not take the job.  On the other hand, the questions regarding what test you would use are evaluating your indepth knowledge of medical information. An exceptional MT knows more than terminology; she can spot inconsistencies in the report.  Those MTs are rare. 


I would never test before getting some....
answers. I always e-mail with a few questions first, and they usually respond.
I never even had to test.....
Just sent my resume, they called me, and I was hired the next day. Love it there.
The only thing that might slow you down, but maybe it was just me, is the typing test. You do not have a foot pedal to stop or start, you have to use the arrow keys. If you have worked with a company that has interface with patient info or doctor codes, names, etc., Diskriter does not have that, maybe it is just the account that I am on. The way I have to do it, is copy and paste the demographics, then go to a word document, that has tons of doctors on it, to look up the doctor's name, copy that into the report, then copy the doctor number for CCs. It is a lot of steps just to get to start the report. Then in the report, you have to do steps for the headers, then start typing under the headers, then you have to do other steps to make lists, meaning to make a number list, which you do not see the numbers, it is bulleted.  So far, I have not been able to make any lines, but I am hoping that after I get my self trained to do these steps, it will be easier.  The QA people are really helpful. You have email for to ask questions and IM also.  If you ask one person and they do not know the answer, they will find a person who does.  You can send out an email to a group of MTs, on the same account, for help and someone will send back any info that they have.  I have had sample reports sent right away, which is a big help.  Good luck!  Let me know what account you get on, if that is appropriate, not sure how that works.  The lady that I trained with was wonderful! She is full of info and the 2 QAs that I have had are really good about letting me know what I have done wrong or answered my questions right after I have typed a report, sometimes it takes a little longer, just depends on how busy they are.  They will send you a copy of your report with the corrections or suggestions.
TT Test
The test wasn't bad. I don't recall how long it took, maybe an hour.
I think it was 2-3 business days and 100%...a few good people though