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1. How would you describe your previous supervisor? Qualities you liked and disliked about them?
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List of Medical Transcriptionist Interview Questions
  1. How would you describe your previous supervisor? Qualities you liked and disliked about them?
  2. Do you double check your work?
  3. If you can't understand a recording, what do you typically do?
  4. Are you self motivated? Give an example.
  5. Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  7. Do you work better independently or on a team?
  8. What was your greatest accomplishment as a medical transcriptionist?
  9. Tell me about your training and when you realized you wanted to be a medical transcriptionist.
  10. Was your accuracy level tracked in your last position? Tell me about your ability to submit accurate work.
  11. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
  12. What is your secret to a successful career as a medical transcriptionist?
  13. How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
  14. How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
  15. Why do you want a career as a medical transcriptionist?
  16. How strong is your medical terminology?
  17. Are you able to cope with stressful situations?
  18. What was your biggest disappointment as a medical transcriptionist?
  19. What are your salary expecations?
  20. How do you build relationships when you are new to an office?
  21. What do you know about our hospital?
  22. How would your patients describe you?
  23. How many doctors and health care professionals have you supported in the past?
  24. Are you stronger with recorded dictation or live dictation?
  25. How strong are your follow up skills?
  26. Are you familiar with patient confidentiality guidelines?
  27. Are you familiar with electronic health care records?
  28. Would you be willing to attend training to advance your career?
  29. As a medical transcriptionist you must have excellent computer skills. Tell me your top 3 programs and one area in which you would like to improve.
  30. How do you handle a patient yelling at you?
Contributing Author
Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Medical Transcriptionist Information
March 8th, 2017

As a Medical Transcriptionist you listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare workers make and convert them into written reports. You review and edit medical documents created using speech recognition technology. As a Medical Transcriptionists, you interpret medical terminology and abbreviations in preparing patients’ medical histories, discharge summaries, and other documents. If you work in a Dr.'s office you may also have administrative duties, like scheduling appointments, checking in patients, and answering phone calls.

Good listening skills, strong grammar and writing skills, normal hearing ability, advanced typing speed and computer proficiency are skills needed to be a successful Medical Transcriptionist. An important characteristic that Medical Transcriptionists has is the ability to adapt to change. Medicine changes every day. That means new things to learn and different ways to do something. The ability to adapt to change without being stressed about it is very important in this field. You may have attended a vocational school, community college, or an online schools that offers medical transcription training. A one-year certificate program or associate’s degree program in medical transcription is preferred by employers. You must have an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, grammar, and word-processing software.

To prepare for your interview you'll want to do your homework on the company that you will be applying to. See how the job description lines up to your skills and abilities. Find out what specialty clinics you'll be supporting. Be able to speak to common questions in regards to managing your workload, working alone without supervision, meeting deadlines and accomplishing administrative tasks. Have your references handy so they can verify your work ethic and say a few nice things on your behalf.
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