Good news to the doctors and nurses applying for positions in the United States. The International Medical Graduates (IMG’s) and nurses worldwide can now enter the US healthcare system using the English proficiency test - OET.
The OET test has been formally recognized by the US Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (ECFMG®|FAIMER®), the Florida Board of Nursing, and the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
OET Grades For Nurses and Doctors Get Acceptance in the US
Grading Requirement for IMGs and Nurses
- The grades required of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification are a minimum score of 350 (Grade B) on each of the four measured components of the OET (Medicine): Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
- Nurses applying to Oregon must achieve a minimum of 4 Grade Bs (minimum score of 350) and those nurses applying for licensure in Florida must achieve a minimum of 4 Grade C+s (minimum score of 300).
It is the International Medical Education and Research or ECFMG Certification that evaluates the international medical graduates (IMGs) readiness to enter residency or fellowship programs in the US that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and to obtain a license to practise from a Medical Licensing Authority.
As OET accepted in the US, the number of OET accepted countries are now 11.
OET Accepted Countries
Below are the countries which accept Occupational English Test scores
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
OET Grades for Different Countries
THE USA: OREGON
THE USA: FLORIDA
The Australian Health Care Councils/Boards/Agencies for healthcare professionals has set scores (A or B grades) in the OET as the eligibility criteria for medical professionals such as the Doctors/Nursing professionals/ Dentists/Occupational Therapists/Pharmacists/ Podiatrists and many more professions.
2. New Zealand
According to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for OET, you must achieve a minimum score of 350 for each band.
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) has lowered the minimum OET grade required of overseas-trained Nurses and midwives to register and work in Ireland from B to a C+.
In Ukraine for OET, you must score at least Grade “C+” for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
5. The UK
OET Grades Accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, UK. You will need to achieve at least Grade B in all four sub-tests of Listening, Reading, and Speaking and at least a C+ grade in writing.
6. The Philippines
The healthcare regulator requires nurses to score a B in the OET Listening, Reading and Speaking sub-tests and a C+ in Writing.
Following a general rule, a minimum score of 350 out of 500 is normally accepted for healthcare professionals by the Health Professions Councils of Namibia. This 350 score is commonly referred to as the 'B' grade.
To work as a healthcare professional in Singapore, you will need to register with your appropriate healthcare board. For Doctors, the Singapore Medical Council require the following OET scores: 4 B grades (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). And the results must be achieved within the last 2 years.
Spain has recognised the OET test at levels B2, C1 and C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference, which is the international standard of English language ability.
In the UAE it is mandatory to score B grade in all four modules.
IMGs and Nurses who have taken OET Training in Dubai and scored the required OET grades can immediately apply to work in the states of Florida and Oregon.
The International Medical Graduates who already have an 8-digit ECFMG/USMLE ID number can pre-register now to take the OET (Medicine) as early as August 2020. ECFMG will accept OET (Medicine) scores that meet the minimum passing requirements for tests taken on or after 1 July 2018.
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Shajahan is a graduate in English language and literature, who is passionate about teaching and making his students successful by efficient teaching methods in all components of language.
As a trainer, he is responsible for developing linguistic ability and enhancing English competency level for professionals especially those who are in the healthcare domain who undertake English proficiency tests such as OET and IELTS for working or studying in native English-speaking countries.