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A unique Medical English Program for medical professionals 

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Four Month Diploma Program:

Core Medical English and Practicing Combined Program

One, Two and Three Month Certificate Courses:

Core Medical English and Practicing Combined Program
Core Medical English Course Only
Practicing Medical English Only

Medical Presentation Course

Preparation Courses for Presenters at Conventions and Conferences  

Preparation for Medical English

ESL Course to help Students prepare for Core Medical English  

        Courses can also be designed to suit an individual with particular scheduling needs

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. Click here for more details CORE MEDICAL ENGLISH

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) Click here for more details PRACTICING MEDICAL ENGLISH

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. Click here for more details MEDICAL PRESENTATION

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. Click here for more details. PREPARATION


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.

The Institute is operated according to the methods and philosophy of Pikku Vichert. Pikku is a highly respected professional trained in medicine with over 20 years of ESL experience. She has researched all the standard methods of instruction and adapted them to her own philosophy of learning. She believes that students learn best if they are thoroughly engaged and actively enjoying the process.

Pikku feels that participation is of prime importance in order to facilitate the interaction between students and teacher, and therefore she does not have classes larger than four students. This is an Institute for students who really want to learn. Pikku believes that learning is best achieved with a mixture of intense learning and more relaxed practice. Therefore her curriculum has half a day of concentrated teaching and the other half of the student?s day is occupied with less intense learning activities that complement and consolidate what was learned during the half-day of dynamic instruction.

Hours of instruction are 9:00 AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday. The School is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM so that students can use the facilities including internet and library. The modular course structure allows students to enter the program at any time. There is a four-month diploma program and one, two and three month certificate programs. We can also accommodate students with special scheduling requirements such as the one and two day presentation preparation programs.