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Cambridge English for trainee doctors in Ireland

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The Health Service Executive in Ireland (HSE) now recognises the high-level Cambridge English: Advanced exam as proof of English Language ability. The exam – developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment – can be used from July 2014 by trainee doctors planning to work in the Irish health service. Trainee doctors – known as Non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHD) in Ireland – have to submit a Cambridge English: Advanced certificate, IELTS score or evidence of exemption when they apply for training positions on specialist training programmes.

“Communication is a key skill in successful patient care and the Health Service Executive in Ireland is clearly taking this very seriously,” commented Pamela Baxter from Cambridge English Language Assessment. She continued, “The Cambridge English exams test the real-life communications skills needed for success in the workplace. These key skills will help the next generation of overseas doctors in Ireland communicate with patients and colleagues which is really good news for the sector as a whole.”

Applicants for courses can prove their English skills with IELTS (with a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four skills) or Cambridge English: Advanced (with a minimum overall score of 67/100 and at least a “Good” level in all five skill areas).

The Cambridge English exams are now recognised by 15,000 organisations around the world.

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

June 25, 2014 at 12:34 pm

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