OET Insights Writing: Medicine
- 3.5 hours on-demand video
- 32 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- OET Writing Tips
- How to approach a writing task
- How to pick relevant information from case notes
- How to write a letter of referral
- How to write a letter of transfer
- How to write a letter of discharge
- How to make your writing efficient
- English grammar and vocabulary connected to letter writing
- How to format a letter correctly
- How to transform notes from the case notes into full sentences in your letter
- How to modify your register, tone, and lexis according to your reader
- Test Criteria
- Have a B2+ Level of English
- Be a doctor
- Be interested in improving your OET writing skills for the Medicine test
This course will give you an insight into the OET Medicine Writing sub-test.
Learn what the examiners are looking for, and be better placed to satisfy test criteria and implement your knowledge in your letter writing.
Be guided on how to de-code case notes and pick out and organise key pieces of information
Learn how to transform these notes into full sentences
Learn how to make your writing more efficient and effective in order to keep the reader in mind at all times.
We look at referral letters, letters of transfer, and discharge letters, and by using models and corrected students' work, this course will help you gain confidence and show you ways you can boost your OET score.
- Doctors wishing to study for their OET
- Doctors wishing to improve their writing of letters in English
- Occupational English Test (OET) Medicine Students
- OET Test Takers: Medicine
- Doctors wishing to train for the OET writing test
In this video, you'll learn about what the Occupational English Test is and how it's scored. If you know it already, then feel free to skip this video.
This video will teach you more about the format of the actually writing test itself. Again, if this is something that you already know, then just skip on to the next video.
The best way to understand the test is by really understanding the test criteria. If you know what the examiners are looking for, it's much easier to give it to them. This video will guide you through the OET criteria and introduce some ideas and suggestions on how you can satisfy it in your letters.
This lecture will show you how to format a standard medical letter. Not sure where to put your address, how to start or how to end? This lecture will guide you through the basics.
This lecture takes you through the processing of understanding, de-coding, and selecting, case notes. It shows you how to approach the task - how to keep the reader in mind, and how to select pertinent information. We show you 3 different selection formats which you can adapt to your own needs, and work through an example with you.
One of the requirements of the task is that you can transform notes into full sentences, using neat, efficient, and professional language. Let's look at how this is done. Once you've watched the lecture, have a go at the mini test exercises which you can download and then check your answers in the KEY which also contains pointers on grammar and collocation. If you are not sure what these grammar or language points refer to, check in a grammar book or look at our language bank at the end of the course.
Put yourself in the examiner's shoes and try to mark these examples of student work. What works well and what doesn't? What language and grammar points need to be changed and what should be kept? Look through their answers first, then, check your ideas with the teacher in the lecture video.
Let's focus in on the grammar and look at how basic case notes and ideas are transformed into whole sentences. How much of the model answer can you remember? First, download the task and have a go at transforming the basic notes given into correct sentences by yourself. Then, watch the lecture and work through the examples with the teacher to highlight some of the important grammar points which will make your writing more efficient.
One of the most important ideas you have to master to score well in your OET is to keep your reader front and centre at all times. Think about them; what do they need to read about? How can you facilitate their understanding? How do you need to adapt your style so that it's suitable to their needs? This lecture uses the same case notes as in the previous lecture, but looks at how your letter would change if the reader were to change. This time, the task is to write to Eleanor's mother, Mrs Philippa Holmes. Start by analysing the case notes again, but think about what information you would need to supply this time.
Let's work through a student's letter. Download and read it first and decide what works well and what needs to be improved. Have they got the tone right? Is all the information correct and present? Is anything missing? Then, watch the lecture and follow the teacher's analysis and feedback of the letter.
Now, let's re-imagine the Eleanor Holmes case. This time, the incident happened on holiday in Spain, and whilst she is not ready for release back into community care, she is now ready to be transferred back to a UK hospital near her home and mother. Let's look at how this changes the way we write the letter.
Take a look at the model answer. Is there anything you were not expecting? How is it different from your own ideas? Watch the lecture for some pointers about keeping the reader in mind.
Erratum: Please note, the first model answer used in the video states that Mr Cherry's (L) knee is being operated on. This should, in fact, read the (R) knee and has been corrected to reflect this in the second model.