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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Pharmacy #2


You are a pharmacist at Elmville General Hospital. An elderly patient who has recently undergone heart surgery is being discharged. You are writing a letter to her caregiver (her daughter) to ensure the medication regimen is followed when she returns home.


Name: Mrs. Margaret Anderson

DOB: 28 July 1950

Allergies: None

Current Medication: On Admission:

  • Clopidogrel (antiplatelet): 75mg once daily

  • Metoprolol (for hypertension): 50mg twice daily

  • Atorvastatin (for cholesterol): 20mg at bedtime

On Discharge:

  • Clopidogrel (antiplatelet): 75mg once daily

  • Metoprolol (for hypertension): 50mg twice daily

  • Atorvastatin (for cholesterol): 20mg at bedtime

Drug Information: Adverse Drug Reactions:

  • Clopidogrel: Increased bleeding risk, bruising, stomach upset

  • Metoprolol: Bradycardia, fatigue, dizziness

  • Atorvastatin: Muscle pain, liver enzyme elevation

Social History: Mrs. Anderson lives alone but will be cared for by her daughter upon discharge. She is a non-smoker. She enjoys knitting and watching classic films.

Relevant History for Surgical Procedure: Height: 165cm; Weight: 75kg; BMI: 27.5 Non-smoker Previous history of coronary artery disease, managed with medications Presented with worsening chest pain and underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Writing Task:

Write a letter to Mrs. Anderson's daughter, Ms. Sarah Anderson, 12 Maple Lane, Elmville, outlining her 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.

Ms. Sarah Anderson

12 Maple Lane



8 August 20XX


Dear Ms. Anderson,


I trust this letter finds you in good health. I am writing to provide you with essential information regarding your mother, Mrs. Margaret Anderson's medication regimen as she prepares for discharge from Elmville General Hospital after her recent heart surgery.


Upon admission, Mrs. Anderson was receiving Clopidogrel, an antiplatelet medication, at a dose of 75mg once daily. This medication is crucial for preventing blood clots but can pose a risk of increased bleeding, bruising, and stomach upset. Additionally, she was taking Metoprolol, prescribed for hypertension management, at a dose of 50mg twice daily. Potential side effects of Metoprolol include bradycardia, fatigue, and dizziness. Lastly, she was on Atorvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering medication, at a dose of 20mg at bedtime. It's important to be aware of possible adverse effects, such as muscle pain and liver enzyme elevation, while using Atorvastatin.


As she transitions home, it is vital that Mrs. Anderson continues taking Clopidogrel, Metoprolol, and Atorvastatin as prescribed. These medications are integral to her recovery and long-term well-being.


Mrs. Anderson currently resides alone but will be under your care upon discharge. It's reassuring to know she is a non-smoker and enjoys activities like knitting and watching classic films.


In the event that you notice any concerning symptoms or adverse effects related to her medications, such as unusual bleeding, extreme fatigue, or muscle pain, please do not hesitate to seek medical advice promptly.


If you have any questions or require further clarification regarding her medications or care, please feel free to contact me. Ensuring her health and comfort during this period is our top priority.


Wishing Mrs. Anderson a smooth transition and continued recovery.


Warm regards,


TIP : The OET Speaking sub-test is conducted in real healthcare settings via a role-play scenario.