OET Preparation Course

The Medical English exam written by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals

Occupational English Test

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an English language exam designed specifically for the medical field. As such, it is a much more suitable pathway to prepare medical professionals for work or study in an English-speaking environment than a generic Academic English exam such as IELTS or TOEFL.

The exam consists of four papers, listening, reading, writing and speaking. For the writing and speaking, you can choose from the following specialisms:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing

OET fact file

  • Designed and reviewed by medical professionals
  • Recognised as proof of English language proficiency by medical regulatory bodies and medical schools around the world, including the General Medical Council (UK), the Medical Council of Ireland, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, the Medical Council of New Zealand, the Singapore Medical Council, King’s College London, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Specifically designed for healthcare professionals, using authentic testing materials and realistic scenarios
  • 14 exam dates per year
  • 140 test centres worldwide, including Edinburgh

For more information please contact us at dos@elacademy.co.uk.

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