The OET (Medicine) – Let’s take a deeper look….

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The OET (Medicine) – Let’s take a deeper look….

  • By Elisa

As we already know the Occupational English Test (OET) assesses 4 skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking of which the last two are specific to each profession.

I’m sure you have questions and have wondered: “how does it actually work?”

Well then let’s take a deeper look!

The OET Listening sub-test consists of two parts and the topics are of generic healthcare interest, accessible to candidates across all healthcare professions. The first part assesses candidates’ ability to follow facts during a consultation between a health professional and a patient. The second part assesses candidates’ ability to understand a short talk on a health-related topic.

The OET Reading sub-test, just like the Listening one, consists of two parts related to a topic of generic medical interest. Part one assesses the candidates’ ability to source information from multiple texts and synthesise the information given. Part two assesses the candidates’ ability to read and understand texts, similar to those in academic journals.

The OET Writing sub-test is specific to each profession, and is based on typical workplace situations and demands of the specific profession. Candidates are asked to write a letter of approximately 180-200 words, which could be a referral, transfer or an advice letter to another health professional, a client or a patient, based on a set of clinical case notes.

The OET Speaking sub-test is specific for each profession too, and it is based on a typical workplace situation. It consists of two role plays, in which the candidate takes the role of the practitioner and the interviewer plays the patient/carer/animal owner (for veterinary science).

So, if the OET sounds like it could be your ticket to registration, reach out and we would be happy to help you make an informed decision.

Pass OET with us… Call 02036376722.

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