Medical Transcriptionist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Medical Transcriptionist interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Do you feel you have a strong grasp on medical terminology, and why do you think it is important to understand it?

As a medical transcriptionist, you will listen to and transcribe reports regarding patient's health each day. Although you may not be treating someone, like a physician does, the information that you type while creating a report is used to help the healthcare team evaluate a patient's condition and develop a plan of care. The interviewer wants to know that you have an understanding of what you are typing. Explain your depth of medical terminology understanding and why it is important for a transcriptionist to know the meaning of medical terms.

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30 Medical Transcriptionist Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Do you feel you have a strong grasp on medical terminology, and why do you think it is important to understand it?

  • 2. How do you handle a patient yelling at you?

  • 3. What makes you feel motivated to do a good job?

  • 4. How would your coworkers describe you?

  • 5. Has there ever been a time that a supervisor was rude to you in front of another employee, and how did you/would you handle the situation?

  • 6. What are some administrative skills you have that you think could be of benefit to this department, if you were offered a position here?

  • 7. Tell me about a time you had to deal with significant changes in your workplace. How did you manage those changes?

  • 8. Are you stronger with recorded dictation or live dictation?

  • 9. Have you ever trained new employees, and is this something you may be interested in doing?

  • 10. In an effort to reward experience, salary within our company is often commensurate with an employee's work experience and history. Are you comfortable with someone making a higher salary than you, but doing the same job?

  • 11. If there were an emergency situation within your department, what would your course of action be?

  • 12. If you were offered an employer-sponsored opportunity to go back to school, within the medical field, would you accept the opportunity? If so, what would you like to study?

  • 13. How do you handle conflicts with a coworker or supervisor?

  • 14. Is there a specialty area that you are more familiar with and prefer to transcribe reports for?

  • 15. Are you able to decipher what a speaker with a heavy accent is saying easily?

  • 16. What do you find satisfying about being a medical transcriptionist?

  • 17. Should a medical transcriptionist modify a speaker's sentence so that it makes sense?

  • 18. What are some things that you enjoy doing in your free time outside of work?

  • 19. Everyone values different traits in people. If you were the hiring official, what characteristics would you look for in the people you were interviewing for a job?

  • 20. What is your least favorite thing about being a medical transcriptionist?

  • 21. We all have areas of our lives that we would like to change or improve. What would you describe as your biggest weakness, and what are you doing to address that weakness?

  • 22. There are times when reports are needed urgently and it is up to the transcriptionist to get the work done quickly. Do you work well under pressure?

  • 23. What are your long-term professional plans?

  • 24. If you had typed a test report of one of your family members and knew they were waiting for the results, would you feel comfortable telling them the results?

  • 25. Has there ever been a time when you had to make a decision based on good ethics when others would not?

  • 26. What makes you feel you will be a good fit for our organization?

  • 27. What made you choose to become a medical transcriptionist?

  • 28. If you discovered that a coworker was violating a patient's privacy by discussing information they learned by transcribing a report, what would you do?

  • 29. Do you have experience working with electronic health records?

  • 30. If you were given a chance to choose between working in an office setting or working as a transcriptionist from home, which would you prefer?