You must have taken and passed either the IELTS or OET test prior to applying for ISTP. Applicants will be asked to submit a copy of their test report form to support their application.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The doctor must have achieved a score of at least 7.0 in all four areas (listening, reading, writing and speaking modules) and an overall score of at least 7.5. The certificate is valid for no more than two years, and must be in date at the point of registration with the GMC.
Occupational English Test (OET)
You need to have taken the medicine version of the test with at least grade ‘B’ in each testing area (speaking, listening, reading and writing). The grades should been obtained in the same test. The test is valid for 2 years. The certificate must have candidate’s number.
Applicants who have not achieved the required score in each section or overall test score will not be eligible to apply.