IELTS Medical

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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My husband had enrolled and he has passed in first attempt..

When Dr G’s wife reached out to us in December 2018, her husband was at wits end with the IELTS exam. Having taken the IELTS twice, he was totally frustrated with the examination and keen for another solution. Dr G’s wife had heard of the Occupational English Test, but wasn’t sure on which provider would be the best for her husband. Having seen IELTS Medical’s OET Course for Doctors online, she reached out to enquire as to whether we [...]

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OET Speaking App - Game

Is this the first iPhone and Android OET Speaking App?

Could this be the first Occupational English Test iPhone and Android Speaking App? Within 48 hours, our brand new OET Speaking Game Tic Toc Doc will be on the iPhone app store. Its debut on the Android platform will follow shortly afterwards. Combining OET Speaking 2.0 elements into a fun game, we’ve brought you a game that connects you to OET test takers and Native English Speakers around the world. Introducing Tic Toc Doc, the world’s first Occupational English [...]

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Spotlight on: OET Listening Guide Volume II Book for Occupational English Test

The Listening section of the Occupational English Test features 3 parts of sets of listening audio. Part A is a pair healthcare professional – patient consultation that requires an ability to listen for detail. Part B is a set of six multiple choice questions featuring an approximately 1 minute long audio that requires you to choose one answer from three possible choices. Finally, part C is also a set of six multiple choice questions that accompany a longer mono [...]

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New GMC Welcome to UK Practice Courses for Doctors

Like us, the GMC know how tough it is for overseas qualified applicants who will be working in a new country, often with a completely different healthcare system. When added to any language and/or cultural barriers, it can be overwhelming for our medical practitioners. An extract from an account by Dr Sutapa Biswas, Consultant Neurophysiologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust reads: I arrived alone in London, in an oversized purple coat on a drizzly spring morning. The weather [...]

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Merry Christmas

Wishing You A Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and An Amazing 2019

What an amazing year 2018 has been. Surpassing our efforts in 2017, we’ve seen even more dentists, nurses and doctors through the IELTS and OET respectively. We’ve also delivered outstanding NMC CBT and OSCE courses and cheered when yet another one of our nurses received their #PininthePost. We’ve facilitated introductions for some of you to NHS hospitals and Private Clinics and welcomed more language experts, senior registered nurses and practising medical doctors to the cause. We’ve released not one… not [...]

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BREAKING NEWS: Green Light For Lowered IELTS Writing Score

Following our update via Facebook last week, we’re delighted to update that the NMC have followed through on stakeholder recommendations to accept a 6.5 score for IELTS Writing as part of their English language requirements. From 5th December 2018, nurses with a score of 6.5 in IELTS writing, but an overall score of 7.0 and above, will be permitted to proceed past the English language stage of NMC registration. EU and Overseas qualified nurses will still need to achieve an overall score of 7.0 in the [...]

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World Cup Update

With every #IELTS , #OET , #PLAB1 , #PLAB2 , #CBT or #OSCE result comes the responsibility that our medics face to declare which country they are representing in the IELTS Medical World Cup. With this prestige comes bragging rights for one year for the medics from the winning country. Last year’s winners were Pakistan whose players dominated almost every examination. This year, with the #OET heatwave, challengers from other countries are emerging victorious. Take the Philippines, for example. [...]

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Getting Ready For An NMC OSCE First Time Pass

The above image is a photo of our Whatsapp group (+447598311788) where our Lead OSCE Trainer Claire assisted not one… not two… but SIX out of SIX nurses to first time NMC OSCE success. As you know, UK registration for international nurses requires passing the NMC OSCE and its purpose is to satisfy UK pre-registration standards. This includes testing nurses on their communication and clinical skills. Successful nurses will have to satisfy OSCE examiners that they can make sound clinical decisions [...]

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