Venue: Alexandria, Egypt
Writing case notes for OET Medicine test takers were not very difficult and purpose and diagnosis were clearly laid out. The scenario required writing a letter to a doctor requesting assessment.
Below are some of the case notes reproduced from our students’ memory. These may not be complete but fully capture the essence of what OET Writing section was about on 6th April exam in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Name: Ms Foukles
Age: 34 years
Diagnosis: ? Inflammatory Bowel Disease
• Lives alone
• Works involves extensive travel
• Decreased work hours due to health
• Smoker 10-15 cigarettes/day
• Digestive abnormality since childhood
• Self-diagnosed IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) – not diagnosed by GP
• Regular diet
• Decreased dairy products
• Untreated stomach pain
• Panic attacks – attends counselling
• Reluctant to take medication
• Gastroenteritis (2017) while in USA, recovered
• Blood in stool
• Diarrhoea 7 times in one day
• Intermittent severe stomach cramps
• Usually fatigue
• Health affecting social and work life
• Pt thinks she has Crohn’s disease
• Lab experiments
• Tenderness in abdominal on palpable masses
• Anaemia – ESR 28
• Faecal calprotein – 38
• Negative Coelic disease
• CRP – 55
• Diet plan – medetrannian diet
• Urgent referral to gastroenterologist
Based on the above information, write a referral letter to Dr Lucas, Gastroenterology Department requesting urgent assessment and definitive diagnosis.
In your answer:
• Expand on the relevant case notes into complete sentences.
Do not use note form.
• Use letter format
The body of the letter should be approximately 180-200 words.
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