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NMC OSCE Result – “It was my best decision to join IELTS Medical for OSCE Preparation”

NMC OSCE Results … are incredibly important. Usually released within 72 hours of the NMC OSCE examination, these results determine whether or not an OSCE candidate is able to finally call themselves a nurse. The stakes are high and the pressure can get to even the toughest, most skilled practitioner. At this stage he or she would have already invested months – if not years – of their life in the process. Furthermore, presuming they required IELTS/OET and CBT [...]

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Which is easier for healthcare professionals – IELTS or OET?

When it comes to both the IELTS and the OET, the question we are asked most often is, “Which is easier IELTS or OET?” and our response is usually, “It depends.” You see there are advantages and disadvantages to either English test depending on your situation. Which one is better?  That question is like comparing a Ferrari to a Lamborghini – either will get you to where you need to go, it just depends on which you prefer. Both the IELTS and [...]

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OET 2.0 Listening Practice – Diabulimia by Dr. Annalise Keating

  Transcript Hello my name is Annalise Keating and I’m a gastroenterologist working with a multinational team to raise awareness of a relatively obscure condition called Diabulimia. The name is derived from a mixture of diabetes and bulimia, as it describes the situation where type one diabetics develop the behavioural characteristics that are common to the aforementioned eating disorder. As insulin restriction is a significantly more dangerous act than calorie purging, the sooner something can be done about the countless lives being [...]

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OET Test Day Prep – Every Wednesday Until June and July Exams

This Wednesday saw the second session of OET Test Day prep for Nurses who have registered for the OET examination through IELTS Medical. We tackled OET listening part C where we looked at how to tackle the OET Listening subtest. Our nurses usually find part C the hardest of the three and it was encouraging to see that they were each willing to put in the effort to decipher the opinion of the speaker in order to score high [...]

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Flexible IELTS Courses for Doctors and Nurses

Flex courses (Group or One:One) Our doctors and nurses frequently comment that they are extremely happy that we are open 7 days a week. Long shifts, long days and short annual leaves means that sometimes there’s very little time to engage in continuing professional development. Here at IELTS Medical, our Central London centre is open 7 days a week. This means that you can count on academic support at a time that suits you. Our IELTS Flex allows you to be [...]

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“I passed… It was a close cut though”

On Friday evening, our Whatsapp phone rang with news from Nurse H. She sent the results to the left and said, I passed… It was a close cut though. Whilst we were delighted for Nurse H, we have to disagree that it was close. You see, when Nurse H came to us in January 2019 for an Intermediate IELTS course, she purchased 15 sessions. Working as a domiciliary carer left her with very little time for her studies, but her recent [...]

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NMC CBT for Nurses: “I wish it was more days…”

Today was the final day of our jam-packed NMC CBT Course and whilst we were expecting attendees to be relieved, instead one of our anonymous client satisfaction surveys expressed this simple, but effective wish: I wish it was more days. We understand, Nurse E, we wish our Senior Registered Nurse Educator Ines extended her excellent 4-day course too. However, 4 days is sufficient to cover the topics that her course includes. The comprehensive, “interactive” course includes but is not limited to: NMC [...]

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The UK’s Largest Nursing and Midwifery Job Fair – Next Saturday – Portman Square

It’s the UK’s largest job fair for nurses and midwives in the UK and it’s taking place next Saturday less than 2 minutes walk from the IELTS Medical centre. Job fairs are a great opportunity to meet employers directly. Employers such as Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children; East London NHS foundation trust; East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust; Medway NHS Trust; Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust; South West London and St Georges and other Public and Private Hospitals, plus Nursing and [...]

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OET Refresh courses

OET Courses in the UK

Would you like to study for the OET but can’t make it into one of our London centres? Did you know that you can now join our weekly online OET classes by led by superb OET trained tutors. It’s really simple to do in three easy steps: Step 1: Visit oetonline.net Step 2: Choose a table that has the start date and lesson times that you want and find an empty seat. Step 3: Register. To find out more, visit www.oetonline.net or click [...]

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OET Test Registration and Test Day Support

Inspired by Banaz, all of our May and June OET Test Registrations now come with FREE Test Day Support. This includes weekly online LIVE OET revision classes AND Whatsapp Support at no extra cost. Only 12 nurses and doctors can register in each cohort, so register TODAY to avoid disappointment… LINK: http://www.tiny.cc/bookoet Revision schedule is: MAY COHORT: Wednesdays 03/04/19; 10/04/19; 17/04/19 and 24/04/19 from 17:30 – 19:45 GMT JUNE COHORT: Wednesdays 08/05/19; 15/05/19; 22/05/19 and 29/05/19 from 17:30 – 19:45 GMT

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OET Revision Course

By Reshawn The OET Revision Course is a great way for you to reassure yourself that you’ve got all the tools you need to confidently pass your OET examination. Happening at our Central London, Marylebone branch, the course is easily accessible by almost any mode of transport (eg. a mere five minute walk from Marble Arch and ten from Baker Street). As you would expect, the course covers all of the fundamentals you need to pass the OET and to do [...]

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OET Mock Exams

A great way to get a real taste of what it would be like to sit the OET Exam, is to sit the mock test. Not only will you get a feel of the real exam conditions that will take place on your big test day, but you can also gauge whether or not you need more time to study or practice on a particular area. The OET Live Mock Test takes place twice a month at our Marylebone Centre in [...]

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Intensive OET Preparation Course

Effective OET Preparation Course – Intensive Course The Occupational English Test (OET) is an English test for healthcare professionals that can be used as an alternative to IELTS to satisfy the English language requirements of the GMC or NMC for doctors and nurses & midwives respectively. Doctors and nurses require a grade B (equivalent to IELTS 7.0 – 7.5 or CEFR C1) in order to register. Our Intensive Course Our most intensive course includes all four skills – OET Listening; OET Reading; OET [...]

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OET Reading Part B teaser…

Try this OET Reading Part B question and let us know how you did… MEMO: To all (ward B) This email follows a recent spate of complaints from relatives of service users. As you may know, such complaints are rarely routed to the correct department – Patients Advice and Liaisons Service – and are instead routed to department heads. As I am sure you can imagine, these departments are likely to be understaffed and busy. From the correspondence we have seen [...]

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IELTS Survivor to OET Champion

  The bright smile of Nurse N first lit up the IELTS Medical centre in early 2017, when she came to us for assistance with her IELTS examination. She had studied her nursing degree in English, but the NMC required proof of her English language proficiency. Nurse N attempted the IELTS several times, scoring admirable results in her Listening, Speaking and Writing. Unfortunately, scoring 6.0 in her Reading held her back. Imagine Nurse N’s elation when we called her in November [...]

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5 star feedback for our NMC OSCE Training

It’s always incredible when our nurses are here for the NMC OSCE 3 or 5 day course. As their final stage before the NMC registration, the stakes are high meaning that an effective OSCE course is a must. Our NMC OSCE course is delivered over 3 or 5 days and is based on the NMC criteria. We deliver the programme in three coordinated stages where Day 1 consists of APIE and Day 2 consists on a focus on NMC [...]

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Occupational English Test (OET) Open Day for Doctors and Nurses – London Training Centre

Since its relatively recent acceptance by the NMC and GMC, the Occupational English Test is quickly becoming the English language proficiency exam of choice for healthcare professionals all over the world. Candidates cite the examination’s healthcare focus as a strong reason for their preference, and our open day promises to introduce you to other reasons why the OET could be the best choice for you too. The morning is led by a native OET trained tutor and it will [...]

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Open day 02/03

The Next OET Open Day is in less than two weeks!

Next OET Open Day 02/03   We are incredibly excited to meet the doctors and nurses that have registered for our next OET Open Day. The day is designed to give you a taster of this exam that has been tailored to the healthcare sector. Providing insight into OET Listening; OET Reading; OET Speaking and OET Writing, the day will be led by one of our CELTA qualified OET tutors. You will also be introduced to other healthcare professionals who are intending [...]

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Next OET Open Day – Saturday 2nd February

In just 48 hours, we’ll be hosting doctors and nurses who are curious about the Occupational English Test. Most of the doctors and nurses that we’ve invited to our open day are either IELTS Survivors or they’re intrigued about how the OET can improve their chances of registering with the NMC or GMC. The day is going to be informative, fun and most of all we promise an insight into this fascinating exam. Our medics will be able to [...]

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