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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Medicine #5


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Occupational English Test




Read the case notes and complete the writing task which follows

Notes: Assume that today's date is 5 May 2022

You are a practitioner examining a 40-year-old female patient, Ms. Emily Garcia.


Name: Emily Garcia (Ms)

DOB: 15 March 1982

Address: 123 Maple Avenue, Mapleton

Marital Status: Married, 1 child (born 2015)

Occupation: Software Engineer

Height: 168cm Weight: 72kg BMI: 25.5 (overweight 5/5/22)

Social History: Non-smoker, Occasional social drinker (beer with friends)

Substance Intake: Nil

Allergies: None known

Family History: Mother – hypertension; Father – rheumatoid arthritis

Maternal grandmother – diabetes; Maternal grandfather – prostate cancer

Paternal grandmother – osteoarthritis; Paternal grandfather – heart disease

Previous Medical History: None of significance

Presenting Complaint: Chronic wrist pain for the past year, worsened with repetitive typing at work

Provisional Diagnosis: Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) of the wrist

Plan: Recommend wrist splint, ergonomic workstation assessment, and physical therapy.

Writing Task:

Using the information in the case notes, write a letter of referral for physical therapy to Mr. James Miller, a physical therapist at Mapleton Physical Therapy Clinic, 456 Elm Street, Mapleton. 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. James Miller

Mapleton Physical Therapy Clinic

456 Elm Street



5 May 2022


Dear Mr. Miller,

Thank you for examining Ms. Emily Garcia, a 40-year-old software engineer, who has been grappling with chronic wrist discomfort for the past year. This discomfort has notably intensified due to repetitive typing at her workplace. I am referring Ms Garcia to you for further investigation.

Ms. Garcia's medical history is unremarkable, with no known allergies or substance intake. Her family history includes her mother's hypertension and her father's rheumatoid arthritis, indicating a potential genetic predisposition to musculoskeletal issues.

Presently, Ms. Garcia is provisionally diagnosed with a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) of the wrist. Given her occupation as a software engineer, it is crucial to address this issue promptly to ensure her continued productivity and well-being. Her BMI of 25.5 suggests that she is currently overweight, which may contribute to her condition.

I kindly request your expertise in evaluating and treating Ms. Garcia's chronic wrist pain. I recommend the implementation of a wrist splint, an ergonomic workstation assessment, and physical therapy to alleviate her discomfort and enhance her quality of life.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any additional information or have specific questions regarding her case. Your prompt attention to Ms. Garcia's condition is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.


Yours sincerely,


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