...NewsMedical students can now use OET when applying to Imperial College London
Medical students can now use OET when applying to Imperial College London

Medical students applying to study at the prestigious Imperial College London can now prove their English language ability with OET, the world’s number one test of medical English.

Imperial College London is now accepting OET as proof of English language ability for students applying for international postgraduate courses in medicine. Imperial College London is consistently listed as one of the top 10 universities in the world and is recognised as a centre of excellence for the study of medicine. As part of the new recognition, OET can be also be used as part of the application process to study at Imperial.

OET has been specifically designed to accurately reflect candidates’ ability to communicate in an English-speaking healthcare workplace.  Test material is underpinned by ongoing research to ensure OET remains relevant and accurate.

Mickey Bonin, Head of Strategy and Product for OET said:
‘We’ve designed OET to reflect real life tasks and relevant language skills that healthcare professionals are likely to face. We’re delighted Imperial have agreed to recognise OET as they work in partnership with a wide range of NHS trusts, hospitals and clinics. OET will help to ensure that anyone applying to study on medical courses will have the communication skills they need to cope with their studies and the workplace after graduation. English remains a crucial skill for medical students who want to succeed and OET will be a huge boost to the next generation of healthcare workers joining the global healthcare community.’

OET has been developed specifically for 12 healthcare professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science.

OET is provided by provided by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment, a venture between Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London boasts 14 Nobel prize winners, including Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin.