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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #1


You are a pharmacist at Newtown Hospital. An elderly patient who has undergone a knee replacement surgery is being discharged. You are writing a letter to her caregiver (her son) to ensure the medication regimen is followed when she returns home.


Name: Mrs. Evelyn Mitchell

DOB: 12 May 1945

Allergies: None

Current Medication: On Admission:

  • Naproxen (for pain and inflammation): 500mg twice daily

  • Metoprolol (for hypertension): 25mg once daily

  • Omeprazole (for gastric protection): 20mg once daily

On Discharge:

  • Naproxen (for pain and inflammation): 500mg twice daily

  • Metoprolol (for hypertension): 25mg once daily

  • Omeprazole (for gastric protection): 20mg once daily

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Naproxen: GI upset, heartburn, gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Metoprolol: Bradycardia, fatigue, dizziness

  • Omeprazole: Headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain

Social History:

  • Mrs. Mitchell lives alone but will be staying with her son upon discharge.

  • She is a non-smoker.

  • She enjoys reading and gardening in her free time.

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure:

  • Height: 160cm; Weight: 70kg; BMI: 27.3

  • Non-smoker

  • Previous knee osteoarthritis managed with physiotherapy and NSAIDs

  • Presented with worsening knee pain and limited mobility

  • Underwent knee replacement surgery on the right knee

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Mrs. Mitchell's son, Mr. Daniel Mitchell, 5 Oakwood Lane, Elmville, outlining his mother's medication regimen, potential adverse effects, and when to seek medical advice. 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.


Mr. Daniel Mitchell

5 Oakwood Lane

Elmville, NY 67890


Dear Mr. Mitchell,


I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to provide you with important information regarding your mother, Mrs. Evelyn Mitchell, who will be discharged from Newtown Hospital following her knee replacement surgery.


Your mother's medication regimen remains unchanged from her admission. She should continue taking Naproxen (500mg) for pain and inflammation twice daily, Metoprolol (25mg) for hypertension once daily, and Omeprazole (20mg) for gastric protection once daily.


It's crucial to be aware of potential adverse effects associated with these medications. Naproxen may cause gastrointestinal upset, heartburn, or gastrointestinal bleeding. Metoprolol can lead to bradycardia, fatigue, or dizziness, and Omeprazole might result in headache, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.


In the event your mother experiences any severe or persistent side effects or discomfort, please seek medical advice promptly. Given her recent surgery and medical history, any unusual symptoms should not be ignored.


Mrs. Mitchell enjoys reading and gardening, and these activities can promote her healing and well-being. Encouraging her to continue with these hobbies can be beneficial.


Please ensure she takes her medications as prescribed and follows any additional post-surgery instructions provided by the surgical team. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us or her healthcare provider. We wish Mrs. Mitchell a smooth recovery, and we appreciate your support in her care.




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