Did you know that we have a centre in Ilford?

By GurjitDue to great demand IELTS Medical have opened another centre in Ilford for medics who are not yet registered with the NMC or GMC from the East side of London. The Ilford branch address is 1 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4DU and the conveniently placed branch is minutes walk from Ilford Station, which is on the DLR line and is accessible by all buses to Ilford station.  Or if you are driving and travelling via the A406 you can exit via the [...]

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Failing the NMC OSCE

By GurjitIf you fail the NMC OSCE exam, all is not lost. You are allowed to re-sit, however there are limits and restraints on when and how many times so do read on carefully. All overseas qualified nurses that wish to register with the NMC in the UK will be required to pass the NMC OSCE exam. The OSCE is a practical test you need to pass prior to registering with the NMC. Since April 2017 the registration process has [...]

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Taste the OET with a mock for starters

By GurjitA great way to get a real taste of how it would be like to sit the OET Exam will be 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 gage 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 [...]

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OET Course Updates June 2018

In line with the new version of the OET, we’re making some changes to our OET Course. From 6th July, 2018 we will have two versions of our OET (Medicine) and OET (Nursing) course: The current i10 OET will be be known as i10 OET Countdown for which there are only 2 intakes left: 15th June, 2018 6th July, 2018Once the i10 OET Countdown is done, we will no longer be offering courses tailored to the old version of the OET. Our brand new OET [...]


OET (Medicine) Speaking Guide – Book and DVD

OUT NOW In order to succeed in the Speaking section of the Occupational English Test (Medicine), overseas qualified doctors need to know what the test involves and how to improve their skills to the level required by the exam. This book is a complete guide to OET Speaking (Medicine) success and it contains clear instructions and practice questions. The OET (Medicine) Speaking Guide is produced by IELTS Medical, a training centre for medical professionals. Our writers and editors are NHS medical [...]

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Doctors’ handwriting…

By ElisaToday I am going to talk about a really serious matter: Our doctors’ handwriting! Is the stereotype true? Here at IELTS Medical we support many doctors, who have a brilliant and focused minds. The only weakness that you can find in them is when you collect the homework and you notice their handwriting… sometimes it’s shocking. Long story short actually illegible handwriting is not the end of the world. Research suggests that it could mean many different things about the person’s psychology. Individuals with [...]


IELTS Medical on the GDPR

By GurjitThe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force this Friday… but what does this mean for you? The GDPR will be bringing up to speed all of the personal data laws across Europe in this ever increasing and popular digital era. The new Regulation will be boosting your rights and will give you more control over how your information is taken and handled….the power will be in your hands.  It will also change and enforce how businesses [...]


“Now you have a choice” – Dr. D’s IELTS to OET journey

By ElisaThe first contact we had from Dr. D was a tentative phone call over a year ago: “I’m just wondering if you can help me with my IELTS exam?” He inquired. We could – after all, our tutor team includes British Council certified IELTS examiners. However, Dr. D was so close to achieving 7.5 overall that he decided to study on his own. We wished him well and asked him to keep in touch. Two months ago I received a call from [...]

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Have you heard about our game?

By ElisaIf you don’t have anyone to practice your OET speaking this blog post is for you! A few days ago, we met with a few of our medics who attended the OET course and completed the mock OET exam with us. They were sad that they couldn’t find anyone willing to practice their OET speaking – even their best friends were getting bored of speaking practice for an exam they’d only just heard of a few weeks ago! It gave us a #lightbulb [...]

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OET Reading Techniques

By ElisaToday I am going to give you some reading techniques tips which are going to be useful on the “big day”. Each Reading test is different you could have a reading and comprehension with multiple choices answers or a fill in the gaps, in each of them you need to use different technique. I am going to show you some of them: Elimination process An important multiple choice strategy is to eliminate the incorrect answers before making a selection. This [...]

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Not an ordinary story

By ElisaGoing abroad might seem a simple process, but is not – especially if you are in the healthcare industry and you want to practice your profession as you do in your homeland. That’s why I thought that I’d mention one of our student’s story that really moved me. It was a mellow Friday morning in central London and I was in the office waiting for students to arrive for their 10am lesson. The very first one to arrive was doctor A, the [...]

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Getting ready for Summer

By ElisaThe winter is almost gone and IELTS Medical is getting ready for our international medics travelling here from all over the world to join us for the Summer! In association with an experienced team of immigration solicitors, we’re inviting the very best doctors and nurses to study either IELTS or OET and either CBT or Plab 1. What’s more, in association with our hospital clients, they will have a and a guaranteed interview with an organisation who is ready, willing [...]

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You said our centres were too far…

We currently have IELTS, OET (Medicine and Nursing) and OSCE courses at our centres in:Archway: 85 Hazellville Road, London, N19 3NB 02036376722 Marylebone: 22-25 Portman Close, London, WC1H 6BS 02036379253From the 4th May, 2018, we will also have these courses at our centre in:Ilford: 1 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4DU 02036379254Our class times remain the same: Morning10:00 – 11:15 11:30 – 12:45Afternoon14:00 – 15:15 15:30 – 16:45 17:00 – 18:15Evening 18:30 – 19:45 20:00 – 21:15For each course, a maximum of 4 medics will be admitted to [...]

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You Can Meet the GMC’s Requirement With OET Medicine Instead of IELTS

By ElisaFor the GMC (General Medical Council) all doctors who practice medicine in the UK must have the necessary knowledge of English. The most important reason for this is to ensure that doctors communicate effectively, so they do not put the safety of their patients at risk. Communicating includes speaking, reading, writing and listening. In order to satisfy the GMC’s English language requirements, you can provide two different sorts of certifications: IELTS and OET (Medicine). In my opinion, the test [...]

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Tips to #rock your language exams

By ElisaEveryone loves language exams, right? The amazing union of stress and pressure that embrace you when you start a course and doesn`t go away until the result is released. So! Since we all “love” this feeling, I will give you some tips to rock on your language exam! 1. Prioritize your revision Unfortunately, every exam is unique, with a certain set of specific skills being tested. Plan ahead, make sure you know exactly what aspects of the language are being tested [...]

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

By ElisaAs 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 [...]


Doctors OET Is Now Accepted By the GMC

By BenLast week, the GMC announced that it will now also accept the OET (Occupational English Test) as an option to satisfy its English language requirements.  OET, like the IELTS, is a set of exams that test four communication skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The OET, howeve,r can be differentiated from the IELTS exams in a number of ways. Firstly the OET exam uses the English language relevant to the occupation of our healthcare professionals. The aim of the OET [...]


IELTS Listening practice

By DerekIn 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 DerekA 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 [...]

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