“Your centre is too far”

 

At IELTS Medical, we aim to offer an excellent service by catering to the individual needs of all of our students.

Being on the receiving end of several phone calls from dedicated overseas students, I felt the system had to be updated in order to extend help to those who cannot physically attend our classes. It is for this reason that IELTS Medical now offers classes via Skype.

Lessons are delivered by our specialist tutors to students, who now have the option to learn from the comfort of their homes. This service not only caters to overseas students, but also disabled individuals and those who are are unable to make it to our centre for other personal reasons.

One of our new students, Elisa, a Medical Doctor in France, recently had her fourth IELTS class via Skype. She found the service very useful and in conversation told IELTS Medical:

“Taking Skype courses with ieltsmedical helps me a lot. I am at my 4th lesson but I already feel an improvement in my writing skills.
They detect the weakness of the writing to make me work on it and progress “

Do you need help achieving that high IELTS score requirement but cannot attend classes at our Head Office in Kentish Town? Do not worry! This Skype service can be tailored around your needs and you can now attend classes virtually. Not convinced yet? Why not try a class before you make up your mind? 🙂

Call us today on 0203 637 6722.

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‘It’s getting a bit festive in here…’

 

Where is everyone going on the 18th of December? Yes that is right – The Salisbury in Covent Garden. Our much awaited Christmas Party is finally around the corner. Please join us next Sunday, 16.00 onwards for a great night of Fun, Festivities and Food (the 3 big F’s).

 

To get everyone into the Christmas spirit, there will be a lot of singing and dancing involved – think Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé. Not a fan of karaoke? No worries – you can just cheer for others whilst sipping some mulled wine.

 

Santa Claus is coming to town (Covent Garden) to meet all your kids so make sure they put on their best costume – Ho ho ho. There will also be a pub quiz for all of us competitive souls so let’s put on our Christmas jumpers and get ready for a big night out!

 

Any questions about the party (including dietary requirements), please forward them to iqra@ieltsmedical.co.uk.

 

See you all there 🙂

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“I will never get a 7.5”

“I will never get a 7.5,” I heard one of the students say during their first class. Some others were concerned about obtaining scores between 5.5 and 6.5 during their first attempt at the IELTS exam, despite how hard they worked. It can be extremely discouraging to put in tremendous amounts of effort and not have that reflected in the scores.

At IELTS Medical, our tutors work day and night to ensure that teaching is tailored around a student’s individual needs. To aid learning, students who need additional help are booked onto one-to-one sessions with our experienced tutors. By placing no more than 4 students in a standard teaching session, the tutor is able to provide each student with the attention he/she requires.

Tailoring teaching sessions has proved to be successful so far – I am very pleased to announce that some of our students have had their results back, and guess what? They got the scores they needed to meet the GMC’s requirement. In fact, one of our students, Mr K, has scored an impressive 8.5 overall. His IELTS Medical experience will be available on the website shortly in the form of a testimonial.

Congratulations to everyone who received their scores recently and met the requirement. For those of you still waiting to hear back, I will have my fingers crossed for you! In the interim, if any of you thinks they cannot achieve the stringent score of 7.5, think again! At IELTS Medical, we believe in you, so its time you start believing in yourself.

If you need any help, please feel free to pick up the phone and call us on 0203 637 6722.

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Is the GMC’s high IELTS score requirement achievable?

From 18 June 2014, the General Medical Council (GMC)’s requirement for IELTS to satisfy the English language requisite (in order to register an overseas doctor to work in the UK) has risen to:

  • A score of 7.0 in each of the components (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing);
  • An overall score of 7.5.

This is perceived as ‘unfair’ by many, since an overall score of 7.5 can only be achieved if a candidate scores a 7.0 in two of the four components mentioned above, and at least an 7.5 in the remaining two. Several candidates, English not being their first language, struggle with obtaining the required score.

Research has indicated that GMC has been accused of outright discrimination for the adopted approach. The GMC arguably fails to recognise a particular doctor’s medical skills and experience and places a big onus on the English language requirement. The consensus among medical professionals is that the 7.5 IELTS score has no bearing on an individual’s ability to be a good or bad doctor. However, the GMC justifies the stringent approach on the basis of a quality control argument. The requirement, therefore, still stands and as of now, in order for an overseas doctor to work in the UK, an overall IELTS score of 7.5 is vital.

Do not be discouraged by the high score you need to achieve – IELTS Medical is here to help! At IELTS Medical, we work hard to ensure that you have access to industry experienced tutors, flexible schedule of classes and a dedicated support staff team to assist with queries. The best part is that all of the above comes at a very affordable price.

Need to register to work as a doctor in the UK? Need help boosting your IELTS score? Want access to the best team of tutors and support staff?

Look no further – call us now for registration on 0203 637 6722.

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