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I just took the test today - thought it was a great test of MT skills.

Posted By: A bit long though! nm on 2006-04-02
In Reply to: Don't waste your time. Took a ridiculous test - and then was told it wasn't good enough


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Usually a spelling test, a punctuation test, and maybe 3-6 test files to do. Sometimes done using
I took their test today sm

and the sound quality was  very good.  If that is any indication, maybe something has changed?

Thanks for the reply!

I took their test yesterday, and today got a call
with no interview, nothing - and got offered a job. Want me to train tomorrow, and start next week already. Seems suspect. Although, he did say they have the account, but can't actually get it up and running until they get people in place. Very weird ... I pass.
Passed their test, had 2nd interview yesterday. Today,
this is the response I received via e-mail.

Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with me yesterday about employment opportunities at MD-IT. Unfortunately, your attributes as a Transcriptionist do not meet our needs.

What attributes are they looking for, I ask? Worked for same company for years, 99.5% QA score every quarter, always working on time every day, team player.

I didn't like the 2nd interview, knew it was not going well. The questions asked were phony psychological garbage, and no matter your experience and how well you tested, everyone starts on their tier system at 0.075 cpl...slave wages.

I had already decided overnight I would not go to work for them even if offered, so I feel I have been blessed today and kept from making a huge mistake in working for a company that devalues you before you even walk through the door.

Hallelujah! Be joyful fellow MT. There are better companies out there than this one.

All I know is I took the test, I thought it was very easy
and I failed. I was hoping to find out what I had done wrong. In any event, I'm testing with other companies that transcribe general and legal to get some variety.
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.
I thought it was rude that they never spoke to me or let me test
Believe me, I have a lot of good experience and don't feel I am just entitled to a job. I am flexible on my hours and days and can do any work types. My equipment is state of the art.

It just really fries me to see these companies complaining about a shortage of MTs and then just brushing them off when someone good comes along. Do they really want quality MTs, or do they want newbies that they can pay nothing and walk all over?

The way I figure it, it is their loss, not mine.
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.
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 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.
I got 100% on the phone interview, and thought the on-line test was easy, but they still didn't h
Took what I thought was an easy test but no response. Sounds like we're not missing much though.
I agree with the other poster. Where are all the decent companies at?
There is no written test. Must have been a different company. I took their ortho test sm
and it was easy. You had to know your terminology but it was easy to understand AND I used my foot pedal.
Great post and very true! I read these today and was amazed that someone's first thought was pay
I agree that circumstances can make loans necessary but the OP sounded more like she uses these on a regular basis. No I'll have to learn to budget for the difference, just oh no, now I need to go to Payday Loans and pay 400% interest.

We have the potential to earn what we need to, although sometimes lately it is harder and harder.

Good for all of you. Wish I had seen these earlier.

p.s. Can someone call and tell my BIL to grow up too?
Is the test through mttest.com a timed test? Thanks. nm

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
KS Rad MTs, did you have to test for the job?
It seems like a few MTSOs do not routinely test for Rad openings; they base qualifications on other factors.  I just wondered if this also applies to Keystrokes.
I did not have to test sm
I followed the account I was on at another company to KS so that could be part of the reason also.  As for why that other person responded, well it is par for the course actually.  There are those who cannot stand anything good to be said about KS.  I stay out of it. 
I never had to test
I just sent them my resume and they sent me a quick questionnaire, and I had a call the next day with an offer. That was nearly a year ago, though, so they may make you test now.