What is the Occupational English Test (OET)?
The OET is a test of English used in Healthcare, used around the world to assess the language of doctors wanting to work or study in English-speaking environments. Doctors need to take the OET Medicine Paper.
The OET test for doctors is recognised by a wide range of regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai and Namibia. These include the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK, the Medical Council in Ireland, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and the Medical Council of New Zealand.
What grade do I need to achieve?
Internationally trained doctors need a grade B in each of the four papers in OET Medicine – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking – to register in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Singapore.
Grade B is advanced level, equivalent to C1 in the Common European Framework or 7 in the Academic IELTS test. It is not easy and requires training on language, skills and test techniques. However, achieving grade B is a clear indication that a doctor has the right language skills to work safely and effectively in an English-speaking environment.
Expert OET Coaching: tailored to what you need
If you want to score the level required by the country you want to work in as a Doctor, typically a minimum grade of B in the four language skills, then our online coaching courses will help you. Specialist Language Courses (SLC) is delighted to announce that we are the first training company in the UK and Europe to be accredited by the OET as a Premium Provider – one of only 5 worldwide.
How Online OET Preparation Coaching works:
- Needs Analysis
We ask you about your current skills level in detail, including any past test results. We also ask you to complete a piece of test-focused writing. This allows us to plan your coaching sessions in advance.
- Trainer Assignment
You tell us when you are available for lessons, so we can assign the right trainer to coach you. Lessons are online, so we work with you wherever you are. Trainers are given a full briefing on what you need.
- OET Preparation Coaching
Your coaching sessions are designed specifically around your needs and skills. They may include detailed feedback on how to improve your writing, practice Speaking tests, and sessions on exam strategy, for example.
- Feedback and Review
We take regular feedback from you so everyone is working together to make sure you are making maximum progress.
- Needs Analysis
- Coaching, including test marking
- Materials provided by your trainer
- Course management by SLC