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IELTS Listening practice

By Derek In each of our weekly newsletters, we ensure to include a nod to the vast majority of listening materials that will be helpful for the IELTS exam. We recommend podcasts and programs where you can listen to English conversations that are similar to the ones you’ll hear during the test. As you’re aware during section 1, you listen to a basic conversation between two people that takes place in an regular social situation eg. between a salesperson and a [...]


How effective is online IELTS training?

By Derek A lot of overseas medics reach out to us for training from their home country. Through our work with IELTS and English language experts, we aim to deliver the best training to meet our medics’ goals. We’re based in London and have see many medics through the the IELTS and OET exam in person at our centres, closer to their homes when we’re on location (eg. September in Slough) and online. Pre-recorded Online Courses We believe that when medics wonder about the [...]


100% CBT (NMC) pass rate

By Derek The journey to NMC registration for overseas qualified nurses can be rather lengthy. If you are an EU nurse, your journey to registration consists of proof of English language proficiency. For overseas nurses, it is a longer process with a additional requirement in the form of the CBT and the OSCE. Since the English language requirement change in November 2017, however, the IELTS/OET exam is no longer a pre-requisite to registering for the CBT. The CBT stands for Computer Based Test. [...]


Is the Home Office blocking international doctors?

By Derek with credit to inews Recent limits imposed by the Home Office on the number of overseas medics have sparked outrage among foreign doctors. Reports from companies, such as BDI Resourcing, has raised concerns over 54 doctors who have recently accepted jobs in UK hospitals, only to arrive in the UK to be told that their certificate of sponsorship (CoS), a document necessary to work as a doctor, are “unavailable”. Junior doctors working in areas such as elderly care [...]


Meet the Examiner Webinar

The most frequently feedback we hear from IELTS test takers is that after the exam, all they receive is a sheet of paper with a score on it and no further information about why they have been assessed at the score they have been. We feel your pain and have our own theories as to why the British Council takes this approach. Here at IELTS Medical we have IELTS Speaking and Writing examiners on the team, who are able [...]

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