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New 2.0 Listening Material Each Week Until Christmas

As with any examination, the OET exam requires consistent practice. With the majority of our medics planning to attempt (or re-attempt) their OET examination before the end of 2018, we’re releasing exclusive OET Listening content each week until Christmas on our Youtube channel here. The audio is accessible via Youtube and via our tailor made Learning Portal, which you can find at learn.ieltsmedical.org. Medics on our courses are provided with access on registration, but we’ve now extended our materials to our [...]


OET The Complete Guide – Refresh 2.0 for Nursing

By Peter As a comprehensive set of OET Nursing Materials, the OET Complete Guide – Refresh 2.0 is a set of OET textbooks for nurses preparing for their OET exam. Overseas qualified nurses need to know not just what the OET is looking for, but how to consistently provide high quality answers that demonstrate their English language proficiency. The main text OET (Nursing) The Complete Guide contains five practice tests for each OET subtest (Listening; Reading; Speaking and Writing), as well [...]


She’s on a roll… High NMC OSCE Pass Rates with excellent OSCE course

She’s on a roll… Our lead NMC OSCE trainer, Claire’s working around the clock to ensure that our nurses are passing the OSCE on their first attempt and that our nurses are very well supported up until their big day and beyond. This Monday the 24th September marks our second September City NMC OSCE course – it’s PURE APIE followed by the standard 3 and 5 day NMC OSCE. The course starts at our City branch in Marylebone, W1H and is followed by [...]


City NMC OSCE at Marylebone / UCLH

It’s that time again! The 1st of August marks our next City NMC OSCE – it’s PURE APIE followed by the standard 3 and 5 day NMC OSCE. The course starts at our City branch in Marylebone, W1H and is followed by a session at the ward of UCLH hospital around the corner. You can find more information on our NMC OSCE course at www.oscenurses.com but here’s a brief recap of our successful 3-day NMC OSCE course which looks like this: Day [...]


Electric Sharpener

By Elisa Today I am going to talk about one of our most successful and special students, Doctor A. What was particularly memorable about Doctor A was her politeness, her willingness to do better, her strength and her positivity towards life… her obsession with Marylebone’s electric sharpener. Hours to sharpen a pencil – seriously, Doctor A? Doctor A joined our OET 4x 4 courses for doctors three intakes ago. She chose to study at our Marylebone branch.  Before reaching out to us, [...]

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Failing the NMC OSCE

By Gurjit If 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 Gurjit A 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, 2018 Once 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 Elisa Today 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 Gurjit The 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 Elisa The 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 Elisa If 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 Elisa Today 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 Elisa Going 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 Elisa The 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 02036379253 From the 4th May, 2018, we will also have these courses at our centre in: Ilford: 1 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4DU 02036379254 Our class times remain the same: Morning 10:00 – 11:15 11:30 – 12:45 Afternoon 14:00 – 15:15 15:30 – 16:45 17:00 – 18:15 Evening  18:30 – 19:45 20:00 – 21:15 For 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 Elisa For 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 Elisa Everyone 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 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 [...]

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