Read the following information.

Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Medicine #7

Read the case notes and complete the writing task which follows:

Notes: Assume that today's date is 24 October 2019

You are a practitioner examining a 65-year-old male patient, Mr. Samuel Brown.


Name: Samuel Brown (Mr)

DOB: 5 June 1954

Address: 456 Birchwood Road, Birchville

Marital Status: Married, 3 adult children

Occupation: Retired Accountant

Height: 175cm Weight: 70kg BMI: 22.9

Social History: Non-smoker, Occasional social drinker (wine with meals)

Substance Intake: Nil

Allergies: Penicillin; bee stings

Family History: Mother – breast cancer (deceased); Father – type 2 diabetes (deceased)

Maternal grandmother – Alzheimer's disease (deceased); Maternal grandfather – unknown

Paternal grandmother – osteoarthritis; Paternal grandfather – heart disease

Previous Medical History: None of significance

Presenting Complaint: Chronic knee pain for the past two years, worsening with physical activity

Provisional Diagnosis: Osteoarthritis of the knees

Plan: Recommend physical therapy, low-impact exercise, and joint supplements.

Writing Task:

Using the information in the case notes, write a letter of referral for physical therapy to Ms. Laura Turner, a physical therapist at Birchville Physical Therapy Center, 123 Oak Avenue, Birchville. 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.

Ms. Laura Turner

Birchville Physical Therapy Center

123 Oak Avenue



Dear Ms. Turner,


Re: Mr. Samuel Brown, DOB 5 June 1954

I trust this letter finds you in good health. I am writing to refer to you Mr. Samuel Brown, a 65-year-old retired accountant residing at 456 Birchwood Road, Birchville, who has been experiencing chronic knee pain for the past two years, which worsens with physical activity. Based on my evaluation, a provisional diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knees has been made.

Mr. Brown's medical history is unremarkable, with no significant previous ailments. His family history includes his mother, who suffered from breast cancer, and his father, who had type 2 diabetes. His maternal grandmother had Alzheimer's disease, and his paternal grandmother had osteoarthritis. Both of his grandfathers had their respective health concerns.

Currently, Mr. Brown is a non-smoker and consumes alcohol socially, primarily wine with meals. He does not have any known allergies or substance intake.

Considering his condition and the need for rehabilitation, I recommend referring Mr. Brown for physical therapy at Birchville Physical Therapy Center. I believe that your expertise and the services offered at your facility will be instrumental in helping him manage and alleviate his knee pain. Additionally, I suggest incorporating low-impact exercises and joint supplements into his treatment plan to promote joint health.

I kindly request your assistance in evaluating and developing a suitable treatment plan for Mr. Brown's osteoarthritis. If you require any additional information or have any questions regarding his case, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I appreciate your cooperation and dedication to providing Mr. Brown with the best possible care and support in his journey towards improved joint health.


Yours sincerely,


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