This program from the Gulf Language School at North American University offers international medical professionals an opportunity to improve their English during weekday and weekend classes, in 8 and 16-week sessions. This course is designed to help students communicate more effectively and confidently in English. The course addresses improvement in oral skills needed for healthcare situations.

Students also have opportunities to develop their medical field vocabulary, writing, and grammar skills.

Medical English Class/OET Preparation

Class Content includes but not limited to:

  • Occupational English Test (OET)
  • Medical Vocabulary
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Patient interaction language
  • Taking patient medical history
  • Emergency care (vocabulary and interactions)
  • Diagnostic & treatment procedures
  • Presentation skills development
  • U.S. healthcare system

Course Description

GENG 0017 English for Medicine is a course for students who are medical professionals, and who wish to master the four skills of reading, listening, writing, and speaking, which concentrate on content that is specific to healthcare professionals, and will help improve their ability to communicate in English in a hospital or clinical setting.

The course covers medical terminology, practice of specialist medical vocabulary, and a review of grammatical structures. The students would work on learning and improving their English language understanding of human anatomy and physiology. In addition, the course includes patient interaction language, taking patient medical history, emergency care (vocabulary and interactions), presentation skills development, and a review of the U.S. healthcare system.

The Medical English course encompasses the test preparation components for students to take their OET (Occupational English Test), which applies to doctors and nurses applying for positions in the US. The test has been formally recognized by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates|Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (ECFMG|FAIMER). The test is the only international English language test used specifically for healthcare professions.