5 questions for a health professional about writing in English
Yulia is a doctor from Ukraine and needs to do an English exam so she can apply for medical registration in an English-speaking country.
- How do you feel about writing in English?
I’m not keen on writing in English. It’s a struggle. Speaking is easier for me. But I have to write these letters for the exam.
- What’s the hardest thing about writing in English?
Writing in the English way is different. The medical vocabulary is fine but being polite and not too direct is harder.
- How do you overcome this?
I practise the different types of letters my writing coach gives me and use her feedback to write the next one better.
- What are your writing goals?
I need to pass this exam and I think later I will have to write referrals and reports.
- What’s your advice for others who need to write in English?
It’s better now that I’m working with my writing coach. She tells me where I make mistakes and explains why. That helps me a lot. I think it’s a good idea to find someone who can explain your mistakes.
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