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I need a mentor for CMT Exam

Posted By: Linda Tyson on 2009-03-17
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I am looking for someone to mentor (coach) me for the CMT Exam.  I've transcribed for 20+ years, got my RMT in 2007 and am scared to take the CMT but really want to get certified.  Anybody interested???

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Glad I never had you for a mentor. My mentor sm
was superb. She didn't take the time to retype anything, went over it with me and I retyped it myself. And, yes, all of us in our hospital were trained on the job. We got minimum wage. I guess you really should be quitting or at least go back to transcribing. Better yet, another field of work would probably work out much better for you. Sorry to hear you have such an attitude with newbies. I bet you didn't get into this field knowing it all, either. I know I didn't. JMHO.
No, I doubt that a breast exam is included in the physical exam for a driver's licence..sm
Since when did they start to ask for a physical exanm to obtain a driver's licence?
This must be new, I never was subjected to a physical exam, only an eye exam.
That's weird.
Need a mentor

I have just about completed one of the two long-term MT courses.  I have begun to look for jobs and find that even with the course training I am still such a rookie.  I have found a few short-term jobs but really need full time soon.  I am wondering if there are any small MT companies out there that would consider hiring me (I will work cheap to learn) and mentor me until I am competent?  I understand that some take a cut from your line rate to mentor and I can live with that.  Any feed back will be appreciated.


One of the ladies who trained me to do autopsies started when our VA was built in 1944 or 54. She went to the M&M meetings with a pencil and steno pad. We've got it good.
I need a mentor!
I need a mentor!  I am an IC and have never worked outside the home doing transcription.  At first, I only worked for one doctor but now I am expanding and I have sooooooo many questions about the business side of it.  Is anyone able or willing to communicate with me through email and help me out with all the questions that I have?? I would be so grateful.
You should probably try to find a mentor at this point. Since you are new MT and the majority of doctors prefer seasoned MTs that would be your best bet at this time.
Mentor Needed
I'm currently a student needing some help and I don't what it usualy cost to get a mentor.  I have only five reports I need help with so you can just tell me how much you'll be willing to help me for.
Mentor Needed
I only have five reports to do. I'm a student and I don't know whats usually paid for mentoring so what ever you would feel comfortable helping me for.
mentor search
Incidentally .... I'd be THRILLED for a mentor, IF I knew where to look LOL
Looking for ONE good mentor
Are you looking to mentor someone? I'm looking for any opportunity I can find to get some experience. I graduated from an MT school and then found it is not very reputable. Some places will let you test with them even if you are new, if you have graduated from recognized schools. Most places will not let new graduates test. It is frustrating. I've tested with several different places and don't score quite high enough. I obviously could use some help. Are you offering?
mentor for newbie
Are there any smaller MTSOs that would be willing to hire and mentor a newbie?  I have been an MT for a few years now but my friend just graduated from MT school and has had no luck finding a job.  She has already checked within her local area/local docs.
helps to have a mentor too...(sm)
people like us who have been in it for a long time, can give good advice and point a newbie in the right direction. feel free to email me and remember: "no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted"
If no formal ed., would probably need mentor.
Need a mentor- I have 13 yrs experience
Hi- I am an experienced subcontractor with over 13 years experience in varying fields....I am going to be getting a divorce within the next year or so and in order to be able to provide my children with a better life I really want to start my own service.  I have questions regarding how to get my own FTP site and whether it is my responsibility to provide physicians with their own handhelds, etc.  I don't want to be a big competitive business, but just a small service that will provide my family with adequate finances, possibly eventually hiring one or two transcriptionists to help.  If anyone would be willing to advise me I would appreciate it so much.  Thanks in advance
I'd be glad to mentor; just let me know
exactly how much time you can devote to it, and exactly what you expect to gain from it....other than the obvious, a MT job. Please email me if you are interested.
Are there companies that mentor you on Basic 4? sm
I worked in a hospital, but it has been 8 years. I need to get up to speed and want to work part-time for someone doing the basic 4s where I could be mentored until I'm up to speed. Are there any companies out there like this?
your mentor was paid to train, im not
so there

how much work do you do for free?
She uses Express Scribe. I'm trying to mentor a little bit by
You are looking for a mentor. Good Luck. nm
At 1 co. was told I had mentor, never heard
I can't find the old thread on schools that mentor into a job
can anyone help me?
Hospitals don't mentor newbies anymore...
It used to be that a beginning Transcriptionist could get a position in-house, but that is no longer the case. My city has something like 15 hospitals and not a single one of them will take an MT with less than 2 years of experience.
what is RMT exam? NM
yes, it went down from $400 to $275 for non-AAMT members. But is it the same difficulty level to pass it ?
CMT exam ? sm
The reply was (here's your moniker) not clear, no answer was provided. I would like to know more also about the requirements and how the test is performed. Thanks
CMT exam
I broke down and took the test last year because my employer reimbursed me for half of the fee, and I was curious what the big deal is and if it'd get me paid more (it didn't, as many have said), or maybe I could move up in the company (I didn't). I figured my acute care jobs were studying enough. If you work acute care, run acceptable QA ratings at work (in other words know your stuff), don't bother studying. I can't see how that would help, really--the test covered *everything* except ESLs. In my view, you either know it or you don't. I took the morning off, walked in cold, and passed it. It was a long test, separated into portions, and it was fair. I think the CMT Mystique is because so few are. About everybody I have ever worked with in acout care could pass the test.
my exam
My exam result says (at the top) Fail and at the bottom of the sheet it lists the score and then it is divided by six content areas and it shows the percentages. I hope this explains things better.
CMT exam (sm)
I am sorry to hear of your experience with the exam and that you missed passing by 1 point.  I am a CMT and have been now for almost 8 years.  Please don't give up.  I know it can be expensive to take this test over, but believe me when you pass it and get your certificate, you will feel very proud, of yourself, if nothing else.  Please give it another try.  Good luck next time.  I am very proud to let everyone know that I am a CMT.
CMT/RMT exam

First off - what is the difference between the CMT and the RMT exam listed on the AAMT site?

Second - I had passed my CMT exam about 7 years ago, but let it lapse.  I hear the test is harder now- do I need to study more?  I have continued in the field and have decided to retake the exam.


CMT exam
Can anyone give me info about this exam, what type questions, i.e., essay, multiple choice, how long it is.  I know they can tell me if I pass or fail as soon as finished, but if I fail, do I have to pay the entire fee to retake it?  I have years and years of experience, but have test phobia, so any info anyone can share would be greatly appreciated.
I had an exam done once (sm)
It was an echo in the doctor's office and as he was dictating the nurse was banging around making tons of noise.  I tried to ask her to be quiet, telling her I was a Transcriptionist and it's hard to hear with all that noise, but she just said "Oh, they can get it all" and kept on going.  I was so frustrated with both her and the doc, neither of them seemed to care.  I haven't gone back to him since. 
CMT exam
A couple of weeks ago someone posted under the name MT in Texas and was taking the CMT today, was wondering how you did, if you can share any info such as are all questions multiple choice, some essay, some fill in the blanks, getting ready to take mine and would like some info and also hope you passed with flying colors.  Know mentioning the CMT on this board creates a lot or havoc, those of you who have no desire to take it, please don't voice your opinions, we have all heard them.
EI exam?
I am hearing "EI" exam showed a tender liver? Heavy accent. Not sure what he is saying that sounds like EI
RMT exam
Can anyone suggest study guides or materials to help prepare for the RMT exam?
CMT Exam
Have any of you taken this recently?  If so, what did you find was the better study tool - the AHDI website online study prep or Stedmans CMT Review Guide?  Thanks in advance.
CMT exam

I took the CMT exam years ago and passed.  I kept it up for a long time but then decided it just wasn't worth it.  About a year ago, because of illness, I left my job of 23 years with the "big national service".  I am interested possibly going back into MT part-time but would like to be tested for CMT again.  I don't think it gets you anywhere but it seems people are impressed by the designation.

Years ago when I took my CMT, they did it by proctor who called when the test was started and called when it was done.  I noticed it was done on line now.  When I took mine you were allowed to use reference materials, now you are not.

Anyone have any advice about taking this examination?  Sometimes you just have to "play the game" to get the job. I don't  see any use in the CMT exam.  Experience and work history are enough as far as I am concerned.    Doesn't take long to figure out if an MT knows what they are doing.  After 28 years doing MT it seems people are hung up on the CMT exam so I think I will go ahead and take it.

Any advice?  I am 53 years old and have come to the conclusion, sometimes you just have to "play the game."  I have seen CMTs whose MT skills were horrid and most of the MTs I know with years of experience are not certified and are very good MTs.  When I was in supervision, I had a lot of CMTs who were "grandfathered" in when AAMT first started and they got their CMT designation and their skills were horrid.

All opinions are welcome.  What are all of your experiences?



CMT exam
Does anybody have the number to AAMT so that I can try to see about taking the CMT exam????
AAMT is no longer AAMT - it is AHDI..
CMT exam
I am getting ready to take my CMT exam in one week.  Any pointers would be appreciated.  When I do review on CD that came with the Review Guide it seems I should be a doctor instead of a MT. 
CMT exam (sm)
Good luck with your exam.  I sat for the exam many years ago; I am sure it is way different now compared to then.  Looking forward to having you as a fellow CMT.  It has definitely been worth having to me and I enjoy the meetings, gatherings, etc., that I have attended to earn CECs.
CMT exam
I am guessing that you read my post; CMT not worth the paper it was written on. That statement is very true if you are taking your CMT exam through The National Healthcareer Association like I did. I contacted all of the local healthcare industry employers and spoke directly to the MT recruiters and was told that they do not recognize any type of certifications or credentials from The National Healthcareer Association. The only certifications and credentials that they recognize have to come from The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity, formally AAMT. If you are taking your CMT through AHDI you are at the right place, they are the only association/exam/certification/credential that the healthcare industry recognizes in regards to employment. Please checkout http://is.gd/tLqH, here you will read a short version of what happens when you get scamed by a school and association. I did not mean to upset you or anyone, I am trying help others avoid the financial devastation that I suffered due to the fraudulent actions of these organizations.
Yes. I wonder though if it is 2.75 a report or 2.75 an exam.
New RMT exam by AAMT

I was chosen to sit for the beta.  Of course, it looks like the first day it's available to take is the day before I am due to have this baby.  What do ya'll think of this credential?  I've worked part time as a MT for a year in March doing the big 4 with a small national.  I am a nurse-turned-MT.  In fact, I took my nursing boards the day I was due with my first girl.  Weird.

I wish I could just go sit for the regular ol' CMT exam, but this will pacify me in the meantime.

CMT exam question

Hello all!  I was thinking of taking my CMT exam finally. Someone told me it is no longer given in 2 parts? ANd does not cost as much as it used to.  Is this true?

Also - have the contents of the test changed, i.e., is passing the test more difficult now, or less difficult, with the new format. 

How many of you are CMT?  How did you study for it?  I have 15 years of acute care MT experience.  What should I do first?

Thanks in advance - and Happy Mother's Day!


studying for CMT exam

Hi guys!  After 10 years of acute care MT, I'm thinking about taking my CMT exam, as my employer supports this. 

Is there a study guide I can buy? HOw do I go about preparing myself for the exam?  What's first ?

THanks to all !



RMT Beta Exam
How many of you are taking the beta exam for the RMT credential? Are you planning to take the final version after beta testing, or will you not take it at all? I'm curious. I received email notice that they have openings until June 1st. Should I bother? I know that many companies ask whether or not we are certified, but do you think it will come to their asking if we are an RMT also? Any and all opinions welcome. Thanks!
I don't think there is CMT exam in India
anyone recently take the cmt exam?
thank you.
$1.50/exam for generals...nm
I passed the RMT exam! sm
Sheesh!  It took them long enough to give me the results.  I was thinking I'd be eligible for the CMT before I received the RMT results.  The earth didn't shake for me when I received the results like when I found out I passed my nursing boards, but I'll take it. 
My CMT exam experience

I scheduled the exam date first and then started studying.  I allowed six weeks for this and felt comfortable with it since I was an experienced MT.  I normally would have studied first and then scheduled the exam but I wanted to make sure I followed through with it.  I was going along pretty well with my studying schedule although life was really getting in the way and it was hard to stay on track.  Then my husband's brother and his wife called to ask if they could come visit for the weekend.  (They never do this!) I was proud of hubby who said, uh, ok, but my wife has a big exam coming up and is studying.  At this point, this left me one more crucial weekend to study.  I did not need company!  They came anyway and stayed the entire weekend.  The stress put me over the edge and I ended up with back spasms for which I had to take some really strong muscle relaxants for.  Now I'm stressed, doped up and panicked.  They left the day before the exam.  I was coming off the medication and praying hard.  I took the test and felt okay about it.  They give you the results almost immediately following the exam.  The lady said she was sorry but I failed the exam by one point.  I thought she was kidding - she wasn't.  I find it hard to believe that if I had that last weekend to study that I would not have passed.  I can't get it out of my mind.  At this point, I don't plan on re-taking the exam.  I feel like that ship has sailed.


Do you think hubby's relatives were rude? I do!  I know I struggle with boundaries and this is a very good example.  I thought I would share this in case someone else could learn from it too.


Thanks for listening!