Program Description

In coordination with the MSU Institute for Global Health, the English Language Center has developed medical English programs for medical English professionals in Japan and South Korea. These programs are designed for non-native English speakers who want to increase their understanding of the medical profession in the U.S., improve their communication and presentation skills in English, and experience and learn about U.S. culture.

Course Content

Medical English programs provide:

  • Medical seminars by MSU faculty
  • Visits to Michigan hospitals and MSU medical facilities
  • Workshops on medical terminology and concepts
  • Language Culture Partner opportunities
  • Cultural involvement which will help students become familiar with and comfortable in the host culture and the English language

Program Development and Costs:

  • Medical English programs are developed by ELC Special Program and MSU Institute for Global Health (IGH) coordinators
  • ELC Special Program and IGH coordinators and faculty work with MSU academic departments and local medical facilities to provide program content that is catered to the needs of each partner
  • The ELC will arrange on-campus housing and meals for Medical English program participants
  • Online Medical English programs also available
  • Please contact ELC External Programs Coordinator Mark Albee at to discuss the development of a program and for information about program costs

Housing Information

Participants may be housed on campus in either single or double occupancy rooms in a MSU residence hall. Single-occupancy rooms may be available in Owen Hall. You can watch a virtual tour of residence hall on the Owen Hall website.

Double occupancy rooms may also be available in the undergraduate residence halls such as Akers Hall, Holmes Hall, Akers Hall, Butterfield Hall, and Rather Hall. You can tour all the residence halls in the Live On website.

Contact Information

Mark Albee, External Programs Coordinator

517-884-4322 (office)