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Title English language and the medical profession [electronic resource] : instructing and assessing the communication skills of international physicians / edited by Barbara J. Hoekje, Sara M. Tipton.

Imprint Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 307 pages) : illustrations.
Series Innovation and leadership in English language teaching, 2041-272X ; v. 5
Innovation and leadership in English language teaching ; v. 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Barbara J. Hoekje, Sara M. Tipton -- ch. 1. International medical graduates in U.S. higher education : an overview of issues for ESP and applied linguistics / Barbara J. Hoekje -- ch. 2. Steps along the way : a personal retrospective on the development of the U.S. ECFMG acculturation program / Gerald P. Whelan -- ch. 3. Teaching the communication of empathy in patient-centered medicine / Catherine O'Grady -- ch. 4. Evaluating the spoken English proficiency of international medical graduates for certification and licensure in the United States / Marta van Zanten -- ch. 5. The clinical skills (CS) test : IMG preparation and perception / Sara M. Tipton -- ch. 6. Assessing cultural knowledge among international medical graduates in the United States / William Rozycki, Ulla M. Connor, Laurie Lipsig Pylitt, Lia Logio -- ch. 7. By the bedside : lessons about communication from an internal medicine program director / MaryGrace Zetkulic -- ch. 8. Developing curriculum and strategies for a Chinese-language medical university in Taiwan adopting English as a medium of instruction / Susan Olmstead-Wang -- ch. 9. Overcoming language and cultural differences in medical encounters : the use of a language and culture training course (LACT) in educating IMGs in Australia / Marisa Cordella -- ch. 10. Addressing the language and communication needs of IMGs in a U.K. context : materials development for the doctor-patient interview / Marie McCullagh -- ch. 11. Courses for health and medical professionals / Carol PiƱeiro -- ch. 12. Pronunciation as life and death : improving the communication skills of non-native English speaking pathologists / Joanna Labov, Cheryl Hanau.
Summary English Language and the Medical Profession: Instructing and Assessing the Communication Skills of International Physicians is designed for a new context for English language teaching: the emerging, worldwide interest in English for medicine. The book offers a program for an English language curriculum that is specifically designed for the important and growing group of international medical professionals, with a focus on both instruction and assessment. International physicians in the United States now total more than 25% of the physician workforce. Even subsequent to their passage of the clinical skills exam required for licensing and practice as physicians in U.S. hospitals, international physicians face communication challenges as first-year residents and may be referred to specialists for language and cultural issues. Advanced residents may face additional issues when they begin work as independent practitioners. The volume goes beyond existing texts in collecting the expertise of English language teaching and testing experts, medical residency supervisors, medical licensing, and exchange agencies in examining issues related to international physicians' performance as graduate students and doctors in hospitals and other settings. Contributors include specialists at the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and doctors who supervise international medical residents as well as recognized ESP practitioners.
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Subject English language -- Medical English.
English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hoekje, Barbara J.
Tipton, Sara M.
Other Form: Print version: 9781780523842
ISBN 9781780523859 (electronic bk.)
1780523858 (electronic bk.)