B Grade OET Letter Sample | Elenaor Bennet OET Letter Sample

OET Case notes

WRITING SUB-TEST – TEST BOOKLET

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

You must write your answer for the Writing sub-test in the Writing Answer Booklet.

You must NOT remove OET material from the test room.

Notes:

Assume that today’s date is 15 May 2021. You have been Ms Bennet’s GP for two years and have been treating her recently following her hospitalisation for cardiac problems.

PATIENT DETAILS:

Name: Eleanor Bennet

DOB: 06 Dec 1975 (45 y.o.)

Address: 32 Station Road, Oakville

Social background:

Commercial lawyer – frequent international travel

Divorced – 2 daughters (18 & 16 y.o.)

Children live mainly with children’s father (custody currently contested) – Pt reports extreme

stress re worries about quality of father’s childcare

Since 2019 Óalcohol intake from 10 Ò 40 units/wk; smokes 20 cigs/day

BMI 29 (overweight) – little exercise (gym x1/mth)

Family history: Father died 53 y.o. – heart disease

Older brother – mental health problems (2 suicide attempts in last 12 mths)

Medical history:

08 Feb 2021, 0800 hrs

Heart attack at airport after long-haul flight (pain in jaw, nausea, SOB)

Defibrillator applied by first-aider

08 Feb 2021, 0915 hrs

Emergency hospital admission (Oakville General Hospital)

Balloon-expandable stent applied via groin (arm tried initially, artery too small)

15 Feb 2021 Discharged, 4 weeks off work Ò gradual return to work

Mother moved in to give care. Pt reports Óstress (poor relationship)

Medications/treatment on discharge:

Captopril 50mg 2x/day

Atorvastatin 80mg daily

Referral for cardiac rehabilitation sessions – non-attendance

Counselling given re lifestyle changes

Presenting complaint:

15 May 2021 Side effects of captopril – dizziness and light-headedness, headaches, episodes of diarrhoea

Pt reports stress from side effects

Pt requests captopril discontinuation (side effects) – reluctant to start new meds

Plan: Referral to cardiologist re review of meds and ways to encourage lifestyle changes

Writing Task:

Using the information given in the case notes, write a letter of referral to Dr Banerjee, consultant cardiologist.

In your letter, briefly outline Ms Bennet’s history and treatment so far, requesting advice and a review of her

medication. Address your letter to Dr James Banerjee, Consultant Cardiologist, Sanditon City Hospital, Sanditon.

In your answer:

● Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences

● Do not use note form

● Use letter format

The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Any answers recorded here will not be marked.

Grade B OET Letter Sample

Dr James Banerjee,

Consultant Cardiologist,

Sanditon City Hospital,

Sandition

Date: 15 May 2021

Re:  Elenaor Bennet DOB 06/12/1975

Dear Dr Banerjee:

I am writing to refer Ms Bennet, a cardiac patient at my practice, who is concerned about the side effects of her medication.

She had a hospitalization three months ago. Her current cardiac medications need to be reviewed due to the side effects she has been experiencing.

Ms Bennet had a myocardial infarction on 8th Feb 2021 and was urgently treated with balloon-expandable stent at Oakville General Hospital on the same day. She was discharged after one week and advised time off work for one month. Additionally, she was prescribed Captopril 50mg BD and Atorvastatin 80 mg OD. She was also counseled on lifestyle changes and referred to cardiac rehabilitation services.

Ms. Bennet frequently travels abroad and is worried about the quality of care her children receive from her ex-husband.  She exercises infrequently and her current BMI is 29. Recently, she has increased her alcohol consumption to 40 units per week and smokes 20 cigarettes a day.

When she visited my office today Ms Bennet reported symptoms of dizziness, light headedness, headaches and episodic diarrhea due to Captopril and has requested that this drug should be stopped. She is not keen on starting a new medication as she seems overwhelmed by side effects. I will appreciate it if you can review her current treatment chart and  advise changes in her treatment plan.

Sincerely,

Dr Vikas Tiwari

Grade B OET letter sample 2

Dr James Banerjee

Consultant Cardiologist

Sanditon City Hospital

Sanditon

15/05/2021

RE: Ms Eleanor Bennet; 45 Years old

Dear Dr Banerjee

I am writing to refer Ms Eleanor Bennet who suffers from cardiac problems for a review of her medications.

Ms Bennet had an episode of heart attack on 08/02/2021. She received Defibrillator at the airport and was transferred to Oakville General Hospital for Balloon-expandable stent application via groin.

Ms Bennet was discharged after 7 days and advised 4 weeks off work and then gradual return to work as it requires frequent international travel. She was prescribed Captopril, 50 mg, B.I.D.; Atorvastatin, 80 mg, once daily and counselling for lifestyle changes. She was also referred for cardiac rehabilitation sessions which she did not attend.

Ms Bennet came today with complaints of dizziness, light-headedness, headaches, and diarrhoeal episodes. She requested discontinuation of Captopril due to the side effects and is not ready to start any new drug. Ms Bennet’s BMI is 29 and she exercises less than once a month. Notably, her alcohol consumption has increased since 2019 from 10 units / week to 40 units. In addition, she smokes 20 cigarettes per day. 

Ms Bennet is recently divorced and her two teenage daughters live with their father. The quality of father’s childcare worries her and is a reason for extreme stress. Her stress is compounded by the side effects of her current medication captopril.

Family History is suggestive of heart disease in father who died at 53 years of age.

Kindly advise and review her medications. Also, encourage her to make lifestyle changes.

If you have any queries, feel free to contact me.

Yours Sincerely

Doctor

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