Doctors and nurses seem to speak an English that is different than every day English. And you’re right. Many professions, like business or engineering, have English words that we don’t normally use in everyday conversation. And even when we do talk about the same thing, the word we use might be very different from the word used by a doctor. For example, a mother might say “My son has the flu.” but the doctor would say “He has influenza.”
Because of this, there are other learning materials on Anglihel.com to help doctors and nurses learn to learn ‘medical’ English. The world wide web has an almost infinite amount of medical research, articles, reports, videos, presentations, etc – all in English. So it is very important for non-native English speakers to increase their understanding of ‘medical’ English.
Besides short mini-lessons on Anglihel.com, we are working on three resources for doctors, nurses and medical students that speak English as a second language:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- Doctor-Patient Conversations
These three resources will work together to increase your Medical English. Links can be found on this page but also in the dropdown ‘Medical English’ menu at the top of the page.
If you would like to see a mini-lesson on a specific medical topic, please contact us.
For a list of the short mini-lessons on Anglihel.com, please look below: