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OET for ECFMG™ Certification

OET Medicine is the approved English language and communications skills test for International Medical Graduates applying for ECFMG™ certification. OET Medicine is designed specifically for physicians to assess healthcare specific English communications skills and is an essential step in ECFMG's Pathways program to certification.

Test Information
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OET process for ECFMG certification
Step 1 - book your test
Step 1 - book your test
Choose from: OET on Paper at a test venue, OET on Computer at a test venue, or OET Test@Home® (select candidates only).
Step 2 - prepare for the OET Test
Step 2 - prepare for the OET Test
Study using official OET Test preparation resources, including videos, and free sample tests.
Step 3 - test day
Step 3 - test day
You will sit OET on your test date, completing each of the four sub-tests. OET abides by testing protocols that work to safeguard health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Step 4 - receive your results
Step 4 - receive your results
Your results will be published approximately 12 days after test day.
Step 5- share your results
Step 5- share your results
Give ECFMG™ access to your results through your OET account.
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Preparation material
Find study resources and understand each sub-test in more detail.
Prepare for success
Preparation is key, even for those with a high level of English proficiency. The OET Test is not a multiple-choice assessment, and the tasks are demanding. Extensive preparation materials are available to all candidates and our education team regularly emphasises the importance of all test-takers being familiar with both the test construct and the assessment criteria. We advise that you prepare thoroughly before attempting our OET Test.
To find out more about ECFMG’s OET requirements, please visit the ECFMG™ website.