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terminology test samples

Posted By: rmmt on 2006-12-31
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I have been searching and searching and searching google, etc. to find a written terminology test to hire two inhouse transcriptionists that I will be interviewing this week.  Everyone who comes in the door says they "know" transcription and they "have lots of experience" on their resume, but I find out they don't "know" transcription.  I need a test that is pretty broad, that is written, and that is FREE.  I can test them on digital physicians, but would really like you see how they handle a terminology test too.  Been on internet for two hours now to no avail.  Can someone help me?  I am only interviewing for inhouse positions (2), so don't everyone flood me with requests for jobs....only inhouse.....only in Southern Indiana.  Please?  Thanks for your help!!!

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You took a terminology course and some
No you are not worth 75,000 a year.  Look up the salary for an MT honey, it's not $75,000 a year.  You can think you are glorified and all that, but please get over yourself.  You can be an MTSO and make that but you still have to sub out the work...  Please calm down; we know you're an MT (wanna be doctor); I've come across those types before.  Even x-ray techs think they are doctors.  What a joke!  If it walks like a duck, it's a duck, not a peacock! 
It's a test in progress to measure what MTs know and what type of test to give for the SM
different levels of MTs.  It's over $90.  That's a lot of money to pay to someone who is giving these tests for research as to what type of testing should be done for the different levels of MT.  The AAMT will probably take the results and make a test that they can give in India or the Phillipines or some other foreign country. 
tuning fork test: Is it about a hearing test? .See inside
A whisper is about 20 dB
Loud music (some concerts) is around 80 to 120 dB
A jet engine is about 140 to 180 dB

Hope I could help
you will also need a terminology book- sm
I did oncology for a while.  I did not so much need a new drug book as a terminology book.  Stedman's makes a paperback oncology book that was a real lifesaver.  It included the drug names, including all the chemo drugs.  There were many pages of chemo drugs, and all you had to do was look up "chemotherapy" instead of trying to figure out spelling of the drug name and everything was there.  Good luck. 
Radiology terminology
HI Terry -

I am a former rad tech, but that was before PET scans were even invented! I picked up the terms on my own, had some help from the company I worked for as we were all learning this 'new' terminology together. Google is a great help.

If you Google "radiology terminology" you will come up with quite a few helpful sites. Find the ones you can navigate easily through the bookmark them. You can copy and paste the terms you don't know into your own document and print out for easy reference.

In addition to PET and MR, don't forget nuclear medicine, ultrasound, CT, mammography and possibly interventional radiology procedures. If you are on a good platform with an up to date medical dictionary including radiology installed, that can be invaluable.

You only have to worry about problem words once, as you will put them in your word Expander program or macro right away and you'll build speed quickly by doing so.

Good luck!
Old terminology video

Hello!  I was wondering if anyone remembered an old video that was used to train medical terminology. It was in cartoon style....and it taught the breakdown of terminology.....one I remember was gastr....gastruck...stomach.

 I was just wondering if anyone was trained on this.



Not a medical typing test but this website can test you..

It's called www.typingtest.com

Atleast it will give you an idea.. Sadly, I had to take it twice before I passed it LOL

Why would they do a microalbumin test when she has the period? A lot of test s will come out wrong
Why would they do a microalbumin test when she has the period? A lot of tests will come out wrong.
Neer's test is a shoulder impingement test

Don't think that has to do with the knee.  How about "bucket handle tear" of the knee?  Never heard of Neer having anything to do with the knee. 

You don't need to go to school to learn terminology.
than any school could teach. No transcription school can teach you speed on a keyboard. If you have good English language usage and typing speed, start with a local physician who will allow you to type at home. Trust me. I know.
Sorry, wrong terminology. This company
Thank you for the catch. :)
I took A&P/terminology course through my clinic 16 years ago
QAing isn't just about medical terminology. QAs have
years of experience in the MT industry & have to know the BOS inside and out, years of experience with all different accents, etc. This is no different than when nurses assume just because they know medical terminology that they can do our jobs. There's a lot more to it than that.
I learned the terminology in nursing school;
I learned the transcription end of things on the job. I was taught well by ladies with 20+ years of experience. They taught me how to do the job correctly and I now do my job well. You don't always have to go to college or take a course to learn how to this job and do it well.
What's a good source for very new medical terminology? sm
I'm wanting to avoid paying for a $95 subscription to something like The Latest Word, if possible. Is there a web site that posts new medical drugs and other terms that are so new they haven't hit the books yet?

You could buy a medical terminology workbook or textbook. SM

Those usually have self-testing questions.  Plus you could use the help of the textbook to form your own test.  I know you said you wanted something free, but that sounds a little unprofessional to me and no offense, it sounds a little like laziness.  You are hiring employees for your service and you want someone else to provide you with a ready made test for free because you can't be bothered with creating one on your own?

Coming here for help is one thing, but to look for a ready made test or even consider stealing a test from another service - I don't know, it just bothers me a little.

20-week med. terminology course at nite school - had a job
The rest was on-the-job training of the sink-or-swim variety.
Good psychiatrist terminology site

It's an excellent guide
I am very real, thank you. I work quickly and efficiently. I know the terminology and when I come
across something I don't know I do my best to reference until I find it. If I absolutely cannot find it, I will send it to QA. The same goes with something I can't understand. I will listen several times and if I still can't understand it I send it on to QA for their help.
podiatry terminology - sounds like "rasmooth". Anyone know what the term is? TIA.



Addendum: As well as your fund of medical terminology knowledge.

I'm sorry that should den of lions or pack of wolves. Gotta get the terminology right!
I prefer Dorland's and consider it the "bible" of medical terminology. Others' mileage
happens quite often i would test again or go see your GYN for blood test which is more accurate
MY samples

I am the poster accused of holding MY normals hostage.  Cleaned off the sample and just left in headings.  And this was a sample with a table in it and I omitted that even.  Then I sent the doc.  But again, all they had to do was make a copy of a done job and that would have been the end of it.  The only thing, I don't think this person was ever smart enough to figure that out.  lol.  

You need samples
of the work or offer to a do a trial for a week so you can get an idea of what a page contains and average it out.

I charge my NJ client $3/page but first did a one-week trial and gave my estimate based on that. They also claimed they had local transcriptionists willing to do it for $2. I did not drop my rate, and they went with me anyway. Just thought I'd share that to prove you can charge a higher rate and still get the account. ;D

samples, samples, samples. That is sm
the way she will learn what her dictators are saying. Surely they have some available to her?
Go to www.mtdaily.com. They have samples of a lot of reports done by transcriptionists. The job board, classifieds, and samples are free services.
Yeah a 30 minute test---work for free, he gets enough to test, his work is done - nm
report samples

Does anyone know of a web site with surgical report samples and EMG reports?  I've searched google for hours and can only find informartion ABOUT them, not actual reports....

Thanks for ANY help!

seeing samples like that just makes
you realize just how valued and appreciated you are by the nationals and AMMT who believe offshoring is good for the industry, doesn't it??? NOT!!
Can you ask your supervisor for samples of
the ESL doctors' other reports? This will help you can get a handle on what they say frequently.

You have a great attitude. Remember if you can transcribe ESLs, you can transcribe anything. Good luck!
Definitely agree with getting samples. Get
lots of them. They'll save you a lot of time.

For me, I'll listen to a word a couple of times and if I can't understand it, I leave a blank and finish out the rest of the report. Then, I go back to the blank and re-listen again and if I can't for the life of me figure out what the dictator is trying to say at all then I go ahead and leave the blank.

I use Google also. I'll type in the phrase after the blank or before the blank in case something comes up that looks familiar or sounds right.

And lastly, I also stop and walk away for a second from my PC just to clear my head and re-listen again and sometimes just doing that helps.

Good luck! If you can conquer those dreaded ESLs you can conquer anything.
Ask for samples of work...nm
You must get samples of their reports so you can see what they are saying. sm
Most ESLs say the same thing, in the same way, over and over.  If English is difficult for them, then they learn a way to say something, and always say it that way.  Good luck.
Ask for samples. It really helps to see what they are saying. sm
Most ESLs say the same things the same way, over and over.  You just need to see what they are saying.  Then you get it.
I believe MT Desk has samples.
Can't you get any samples from your doc? Eyes are
dictation samples
I sent you an email with some info.
Samples? It depends. sm
Sometimes you'll get a large set of sample reports for various physicians. Sometimes you have access to prior reports in the system (which, I have always felt, is a bit dangerous, as far too many times I've seen errors carried over from report to report on a difficult dictator simply because people pulled their samples/canned text from earlier reports that contained mistakes).

Usually, though, when starting out and you have no samples for a particular dictator you just do what you can with him/her then request a corrected copy (or sample) from QA ... that's what I have done, anyway, when I've come across a particularly challenging dictator.

Good luck.
MT Desk also has samples.
I'm afraid the deodorant samples were not a gag...
tho I wanted to gag after opening the box! Yes, that could be true about wanting others (strangers) around since our parents died - I suppose it IS easier emotionally, in a way. Its like being at an office party.
Does anyone know where I can find samples of brochures for....SM

business proposals? I paid to be a member on another MT website, so I can find that information out, but no one has emailed me or responded to any of my posts regarding this question. I am trying to put together a brochure, so I can hand out to the local clinics in my area. I thought I saw a thread somewhere, but I can't remember if it was here or on the other MT website. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks. 

What aggravates me are normals and samples
full of obvious typos and stylistic issues that we MTs get dinged for. In fact, I remember having a normal op at one place that had a made-up instrument name in it. It kept coming up on the spell check. Took me months to finally find the proper name.

I've come to expect sloppy and/or poorly written emails from managers and admin staff otherwise.
Thank you for the IC contract samples! Looks great. : )
I had an MTSO send samples

and had spelling errors....  And she is correcting my work?  Puleeze!!!  I have 20 years of experience as well and do just fine with my own account making a heck of a lot more than what an MTSO will pay, so it is no sweat off my back to dump the picky ones who are not even right themselves.  Their loss not mine! 

Ask you acct for samples to look at. And get the Dorland's
Can your employer furnish any samples? SM
They will be really hard to do asking online.

There are sites with operative report samples, that may provide some help. Just google.
Not sure if there are any of that on this, but you can check out. Seen some radiology samples in the

See link.



A nice site for ops and other samples

This one has quite a number of good samples and it loads quite quick too. See link below.

Here's another good resource for op samples

Lots of useful samples in there.