STRUCTURE OF OET LETTER
(Reader’s address given in the writing task)
(According to the case note)
(If name of the reader is given write the name with salutation, or else write the designation of the reader)
(Patient’s full name with salutation and D.O.B )
Now starts the body of the letter;
(To introduce the patient and the reason for writing)
(Write the current situation of the patient)
(History of the patient: First Social history followed by medical history)
(If the reader’s name is not given)
(If the readers name is given)
(Leave one or two line)
(Your job title as per the case note)
This is a general format and varies with the type of letter.
Always remember, the social and medical history paragraph will be just above the request paragraph.
Recommended to have 3 to 5 paragraphs in your letter.
Order the content according to the relevance of the letter.
You can club the points from the case note to give better clarity to the reader.
Identify who you are from the first part of the case note.
Read the writing task.
And find out:
To who you write.
What type of letter it is?
Why you write the letter?