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Testing - Process #7624
05/14/09 05:35 PM
05/14/09 05:35 PM
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If anyone has any extra time, could they explain to me the "testing" procedures? After I finish my course, I was not aware that in order to get a job placement that a test was needed.
confused Would like to be able to prepare a little.
Thanks!

Re: Testing - Process #7625
05/14/09 06:01 PM
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The testing process is different depending on the company. Most test grammar, medical terminology (definitions/spelling), and then an actual transcription test. Some will even test on computer knowledge. There are some companies that do not test at all, and they base your hiring solely on your experience.

My suggestion would be to test for more than one, as some companies are more strict in what they are looking for than others.

Good luck to you!


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Re: Testing - Process #7626
05/14/09 07:55 PM
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Thank you so much for getting back to me. I would be ok on the grammar, computer knowledge and more than likely the transcription test. I guess my main worry would be the medical terminology. It is just impossible to try and retain it all. Do they give you a word and you are to know the meaning?

THANKS!!!!!

Re: Testing - Process #7627
05/14/09 10:07 PM
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Pretty much. I have never taken a test where you were not allowed to use your reference materials. Heck, we use them to work. . .ya know? wink


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Re: Testing - Process #7628
05/15/09 11:35 AM
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Well I guess this could get pretty interesting to say the least! Would have been easier to become a doctor lol

Re: Testing - Process #7629
07/24/09 07:45 PM
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That was funny. But kinda feeling ya'.


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Re: Testing - Process #7630
07/25/09 04:53 PM
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I would think being more than familiar with the Book of Style would be a must, especially if you test with a national service, but for most places, it is the reference of choice for style. I work for a hospital and we use it, as do several other hospitals in my state.

The good thing about it is that if you are questioned on the way you transcribed something you will have a good reference.

Good luck!


kkb (Karyn), who considers herself a newbie and still remembers what it was like to be a newbie!

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