Are you a healthcare professional looking to enhance your career opportunities abroad? The Occupational English Test (OET) could be your gateway to success. In this blog, we will delve into the intricacies of the OET, answering common questions and providing valuable insights to help you prepare effectively.
Shock and Clarity: When Doctors Becomes Patients – Ep. 1 Healthcare Communication. Doctor-Patient Relationship. Communication for Healthcare. Thankfully, we are seeing these terms more and more. They are now also accepted as an integral part of securing better patient health outcomes. Healthcare professionals (HCP) are put in clear role on one side of the
Introduction The Occupational English Test (OET) is a pivotal tool for healthcare professionals seeking career excellence. Tailored exclusively for the healthcare sector, this language proficiency exam assesses English language skills across reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Effective communication in healthcare is paramount, directly influencing patient outcomes and minimizing errors. In this article, we explore the
Clear and to the Point!
The Occupational English Test (OET) speaking subtest requires that candidates play the role of a healthcare professional interacting professionally but empathetically with a patient, family member or caretaker as in real-life.
‘Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. So chocolate is salad!’
This popular jest calms our conscience as we indulge in a sweet and satisfying chocolate bar without remorse. Chocolate is even called “comfort food”, like giving yourself a much-needed present.
Globally, the decades since 1990 have seen a change in the traditional doctor-patient relationship (DPR), especially in western societies. It is debatable if the change is an evolution, a metamorphosis or a simple shift.
“Hope enjoyed cooking for her family. On one visit, her sister made miserable comments about everything that Hope had prepared for the dinner. Their father could not bear the insults [towards] his younger daughter’s efforts to organize a family gathering and asked the older sister to apologize or leave.
In an earlier Blog, “Female Genital Mutilation”, we discussed how powerful the ancient tradition of FGM was and the impact of this pressure still in modern times.
The OET is challenging, but the successes each year show that you can succeed.
First, you need to have a good level of English in all four language communication areas: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. More specifically, your English should be comparable to B2+ to C1 on the Common European Framework for Languages scale.