OET Insights Writing: Medicine

Tips and Techniques for the OET Writing Test for Medicine

This course will give you an insight into the OET Medicine Writing sub-test.

What you’ll learn

  • 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.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 5 lectures • 40min.
  • Writing a Referral Letter –> 6 lectures • 1hr 15min.
  • Writing a Discharge Letter –> 5 lectures • 44min.
  • Writing a Transfer Letter –> 7 lectures • 45min.
  • Language Practice Library –> 1 lecture • 4min.

OET Insights Writing: Medicine


  • 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.

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