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Test quandry

Posted By: coyote on 2006-07-06
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I have been given an online test for spelling which is given in Word.  It is multiple choice and the words that are spelled incorrectly are underlined in red.  Has anyone figured out an honest way to complete such a test?  Should I notify the company that is doing the testing?

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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
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. 

happens quite often i would test again or go see your GYN for blood test which is more accurate
Yeah a 30 minute test---work for free, he gets enough to test, his work is done - nm
Or maybe that in itself IS the test! It's really an ethics test, LOL. nm
And a test

Wondering how many companies this is set up for....

HealthScribe, Avicis, Spheris, MQ, TRS, Medware, others?


You really should not be asking for help if this is a test sm
If this is a test for school or employment, it really should be done by you. It is not a fair test if someone else does it for you.  If this is not a test, please clarify and maybe people will help, but I think it is cheating otherwise.
test, this is only a test. nm

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If this don't work, I'll quit.

If this is just a test then (sm)
why don't you just pick something...like @@@ or ??? or *** or something like that...leave it for where you find it inaudible, and when you send back your test just tell them. You could do ___inaudible___...anything. Just let them know when you send the test back. If you were actually working, then you'd go by the account specifics for how leave a blank, but for a test, just pick something appropriate and let them know.
We have to test because there have been....sm
too many times that people claimed they were transcriptionists, or could do a certain work type, only to find out they couldn't and were bluffing.  Testing is the only way to tell if an applicant has any knowledge or not.  Resumes don't always tell what their true skill level is. 
That's the best way for a co to test you because they never know if someone sm
is having someone else take a written test for them. The best way to test and just as accurate as mega transcription tests is oral phone testing. That way, it comes from what is in the person's head of what they know
Don't feel bad....I've been an MT for 24 years, & failed 2 tests, but passed several others.

Yes, and it's $95 to test for it...

I cannot imagine what they will come up with next!  Obviously AAMT is in a crisis financially and is trying to dig their way out.  Why would anyone desire this bogus, worthless designation? 

I'm thinking of offering  an "SMT" for only 10 bucks . . . and NO TEST!!!  What do you think???

Oh, what is "SMT?"  That would be Smart Medical Transcriptionist, of course!!!! 

To test him I'd say

Gee honey, I'd don't want to disappoint the children again.  Maybe next time we'll suprise you instead. 

I wonder what his reaction would be to that!

Okay. Just took this test - got a 136
I did a 3 EPT's all were positive with lines that were hard to read and yes the lines took a few minutes to show and a blood test at the doctors office which confirmed, by the time you spend money on pregnancy tests you can go to your doctor and pay a 10.00 copay and get a result... just an idea !!! I'm officially 7 weeks !!!!!
Probably a different test.
AAMT likely won't flunk many of them. They wouldn't want to scare away the hordes of potential buyers of their BOS and CMT certification.
Who can take CMT test?

I am just curious if I live in Canada, would I be allowed to take the CMT test ? or is it just strictly for american MT's? Would it benefit me as a IC ?




CMT self-test

I just took the 60-question self-assessment test. A passing grade is 51/60.  After 16 years of acute care experience, I got 43/60 correct.  That blows my mind!

I'm asking myself 'who needs this' ???

We can't help you take a test. You just have to do the best you can.
That's all any testee can do. After all, we aren't applying for the job. They expect you to leave blanks where you can't get something.
just a test to see if I can get

a post to go up here.  Last time I tried, I messed up royally somehow. 

before you test
Purchase Stedman's Ophthalmology Words before you test.
It is one test....
They give you a 6-hour allowance for the entire sitting.

You go in, give your ID, are shown to your test computer, given brief instructions on headset, etc.

Sign into the test site on the computer. Take a little instructional demo and practice. When you're ready, you start the test.

First, just questions (objective portion), like 120 or so of them. Multiple choice mostly (maybe all of them are mx choice - I can't remember now, lol).

When you complete that part, you get to review any you marked for later review, answer them, verify all of your answers and submit that part.

Computer asks you if you want a break. Take it or not. Start the performance part.

Performance part is about 60 (I think, geez - my memory now, lol) snips of dictation where you either transcribe the whole snip, fill in a blank on transcription provided for the snip, or listen to the snip and decide which pre-transcribed piece is more accurately typed. A few have no snips to listen to -just choose the correct transcription (look at spelling, punctuation, grammar, medical terms, etc.).

Then you're done.

Took me 1 hour and I missed 2 on the entire exam.

try this little test
Try this test. Put your thumb in your fist, and then try to move your fist laterally while holding your arm and wrist straight. If you get a shooting pain, then it could be DeQuervain's tenosynovitis. I have that and I wear a neoprene glove at night that just has a thumb in it and no fingers. You can check out the symptoms of it online. Hope it helps.
I actually refuse to do that much testing anymore. I always ask what the pay is before i even bother. Some companies actually respect you when you say you will not do all 4 typing tests. I think this is absolutely ridiculous! Don't waste your time unless you know if its a place where you would even like to work by knowing pay, etc.
just take the test
really, just complete it.  It is completely frustrating, I know, but like my previous post says, it is a TEST - to see what you'll do, how you'll handle it.  If you refuse to do it compared to others who took it, stuck it out, and blanked it all over the place, at least they gave it an honest stab.  MTs who say they demand this and that before testing and refuse to test if they don't give information might be letting a good job go.  When I become demanding is after I've tested and they see what I am capable of - that's when I demand what I'm worth.  Of course, if they say off the bat they are paying less than what I'm willing to accept, I politely refuse to take their test.  Some won't tell you until after you've tested to see where you'd fall in their range of pay. 
CMT Test
Can anyone clarify something for me.  I have an authorization to test and when I called the testing center, there are supposedly 2 parts, B and C and the total cost being 345.  I was under the impression it was all 1 test and right now had a reduced rate for members of 150.  I called ADHI and left a message but have not heard back.  Am so confused because the testing center says I have to pay 345 or they cannot schedule any of it.  Does anyone have any current info?
You could take the test here.
Does anyone know of no test?
Does anyone know of any companies that do not test to hire a new MT?  I know Spheris doesn't, but am just curious if there are anymore.
I just took a test like that sm

They said to allow 3 hours and I took just over an hour to do it.  I was so tired from just this sort of testing, I didn't even check the transcription portion over.  I sent it and said to heck with this, I am tired!!!  I heard back the next day, was offered the job at the highest line rate they pay. It was fine, but while I was typing all those ESL test reports I thought I'd scream.  I feel your pain.

TRS Test
Do you have to have a foot pedal to test with TRS? Several years ago I took a test for a couple of companies that did not require a foot pedal to test. I think I used the arrow keys and it was a pain; however, it did work.

yes, it was for an online test.
I took the CMT test for myself and I am VERY PROUD to have CMT after my name.  I have been in the industry 20+ years and I am very proud of my work.  I urge you to take the test for yourself and be proud of your accomplishment.  It is a difficult test to be sure, but one you should have no difficulty with after 30 years in the industry.  I personally plan to pursue a RHIT or RHIM certification next (or both)....  I learn something new every day and I strive to better myself for myself.  Good luck in whatever you choose. 
I took the CMT test for myself and I am VERY PROUD to have CMT after my name.  I have been in the industry 20+ years and I am very proud of my work.  I urge you to take the test for yourself and be proud of your accomplishment.  It is a difficult test to be sure, but one you should have no difficulty with after 30 years in the industry.  I personally plan to pursue a RHIT or RHIM certification next (or both)....  I learn something new every day and I strive to better myself for myself.  Good luck in whatever you choose. 
I am a CMT and unfortunately it did not improve my pay scale. As for all MTs, my pay scale has been going down steadily since the 1990s. Figure out what you pay (if you do; some employers are paying for it) and if they give you an increase in pay, how long it will take you to make up for the price you pay for the exam. Now my renewal is due and I am not sure if I am going to renew.
MY GF just took the test
She told me it is simply pass/fail, and no, you don't get to know your score, what you got wrong, etc.  Obviously I am going by her word; I've never taken it.  The thought of paying $300 for something my job didn't require, just to pad the resume seemed a little outrageous.  She had taken a course to be an MT and I hadn't, she read the book, and the test still freaked her out some, even with 5 or 6 years hands on exp.
I know they pay well but I took their test and - sm
it was horrible--so I could see why it paid well. Very difficult stuff, conference room with 10 different people talking, horrible sound quality, etc. Needless to say I did not bother finishing the test or pursuing a job with them. Maybe it is better now but several years ago it stunk.
How was the test?
Been thinking about doing it.  I have been an MT for years and have never thought it would be helpful but some companies paying more $ for CMT.  How long did it take you to study and what study tools did you use?
Did they let you test?
It seems like if you passed a test they would see you still know your stuff. I don't get why they won't consider you, either.
This is a test question!
I just took a national test, and this is definitely a test question from a transcript...