Cambridge Assessment English, a branch of the University of Cambridge, has seen a great demand from Egyptian doctors for the Occupational English Test (OET), the English language test for the healthcare sector at the examination centre for Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT)university in Alexandria.
The International Examination Centre in Alexandria has been offering the OET – a venture between Cambridge Assessment English and the Box Hill Institute – test for the past four years.
OET is an Australian-developed English language test that assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.
Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar, President of the AASTMT said, “The international healthcare community is incredibly diverse and professionals from Egypt and all over the world make a huge contribution. However, it is essential that professionals working in English-speaking environments have the English language skills which they need to deliver high-quality care and patient safety.”
Abdel Ghaffa added that it is great for the AASTMT to be working with such a prestigious organization.
Nassim Abu-Ershaed, Regional Commercial Head at Cambridge Assessment English said, “OET is a special English language test for the healthcare sector that is used by medical professionals who need to prove they have the right levels of English language skills to work in an English-speaking environment.”