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SLC significantly increases English language training with doctors

 doctor taking video lesson

The impact of OET

Since the GMC’s decision to approve OET as a way for international doctors to demonstrate their English competence when working in a clinical environment, the number of doctors working with SLC has increased significantly.

We now provide more individuals and recruitment companies than ever before with OET assessment and preparation services, as well as preparation for the IELTS test still preferred by some candidates.

More training courses

Most doctors are taking short one-to-one coaching courses with a test preparation specialist, often in combination with an online course or service, such as Reach OET B Medicine, OET Writing Correction, Reach IELTS 7 Writing, or English for Doctors: Advanced Communication Skills.

Early OET results

The early results from the OET preparation courses in particular since the GMC announcement in February have been very positive with 84% of papers achieving the Grade B required by the GMC and many candidates achieving 4 Grade Bs on their first attempt.

Partnerships with medical recruitment companies

We are also delighted to be working in partnership with a growing number of specialist international doctor recruitment companies, many in conjunction with the international GP recruitment programme.

Our partners now include Medacs Healthcare, Head Medical, DRC Locums, Kings Commercial, Templars Medical and Bespoke Medical Solutions. And our doctor candidates are based all over the world, from the UK to Europe, the Gulf, Africa, India and Pakistan.

Contact us for more information

If you're a doctor or medical recruitment company and want to know more about how our services work, do get in touch

Written by Chris Moore

Chris works on SLC’s strategic direction, product development, course design and key partnerships with organisations including Health Education England, NHS Trusts and medical universities worldwide. He ensures that the work SLC does with healthcare professionals and students has a significant and lasting impact on patient care, medical research and international projects. Chris has worked in specialist English language training since graduating from Cambridge University in 1989 in teaching, academic management and commercial roles. In 2012, he founded SLC to provide training and resources to those who need to communicate in English in critical environments, using technology to reach learners around the world. Chris is also Trustee for Eaquals, the world’s leading international accreditation body for language teaching.

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