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British Columbia - Vancouver
School:Vancouver Medical English Institute (VMEI)

English for Medical Professionals

Located in British Columbia, Canada, the Vancouver Medical English Institute (VMEI) offers immersion courses in English as a Second Language designed for Medical Professionals.

These courses are offered both at the Vancouver campus of the Institute and as an outreach program in your own country.

Using the methods and unique curriculum developed by Pikku Vichert, the courses are concentrated on the use of English in a medical context. They teach both the language and culturally appropriate communication skills for practicing medical careers in an English speaking environment.

VMEI understands that medical professionals need to make the best possible use of their limited time and therefore it has designed courses that produce results as quickly as possible. All Medical English courses are limited to a maximum of four students per class. This allows students effective interaction and provides ample opportunity for individual attention.

The school has a modern language laboratory and a library with subscriptions to medical periodicals and daily newspapers. The lounge is a comfortable centre for social contact between students and teachers. It has a microwave, fridge, espresso maker and other facilities to help students enjoy their lunch and conversation (only in English please).


Core Medical English Course
This course is the heart of the VMEI curriculum. This class concentrates on the aspects of the English Language that are useful specifically for the medical professional.

Practicing Medical English
This reinforcement course is designed to complement the Core Medical English Course and the best results are usually obtained by taking the two courses together. (The Core Medical English Program).

Medical Presentation
This course is designed for presenters unaccustomed to speaking English who need to give papers in English at Medical Conventions or Conferences. It concentrates on delivery and correct pronunciation to ensure understanding by the audience.

Preparation for Medical English
This is an ESL course for students that need to improve their English level before entering the Medical English Program. It will bring the student up to the level required for entry to the Core Medical English Course.

Programs are intended for adults in the medical professions, doctors, nurses, medical students, pharmacists, medical technicians and other professions where medical terminology and usage is needed.

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