Who should take this course?
This intensive program focuses on the mastery of specific medical vocabulary and idioms, and improvement in the ability to communicate in English in a hospital or clinical setting. Anatomy/physiology knowledge required. High-intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency. English proficiency level is determined upon arrival. Students who do not have the required English level for this program will take either Academic English (intermediate level only) or Conversation Plus (beginner, low-intermediate, and intermediate levels).
Other Requirements to be submitted 30 days before the published program start-date:
2013 Dates (click here for complete list of program dates):
January 7 - February 1
July 1 - 26
August 5 - 30
Length of Program:
Monday - Friday
20 hours per week
What this course includes:
This advanced program focuses on the language of medicine in English, both spoken and written. It is designed to help you master specific medical vocabulary and idioms and to improve your ability to communicate in English.
Topics covered may include:
U.S. healthcare delivery system
The language of patient interaction
Human anatomy and physiology
Trauma and emergency care
Diagnostic and treatment procedures
Development of presentation and medical writing skills
UC San Diego is a major center for medical research and development in healthcare. This program features several expert guest speakers from campus and community medical centers and clinics. Visits to hospitals and clinics are prohibited because of patient privacy laws.
Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable)
Books: Approximately $175
(Payment for all books and instructional materials CANNOT be made in advance and are to be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)
International Student Services Fee: $140