THE SPECIALIZED ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM (SELP)
The Specialized English Language Program (SELP) is a support program designed to help SGU students and faculty develop their language skills. We offer courses, programs, workshops, and individualized sessions in writing, reading, and oral communication.
We also review and provide feedback on written documents such as grant proposals, CVs, personal statements, reports, and research papers.
Medical English Bridge Program (MEB Program, ENGL 330)
This one-semester intensive English program is a bridge-to-medicine course that helps students develop the English language skills and confidence necessary to succeed in medical school. It is a 15 credit course designed for students who have the necessary science background for School of Medicine but need to improve their English language skills before entrance. To develop fluency and accuracy in oral and written English, the course consists of
- two formal class components (Medical English and Academic English)
- individual and small group tutoring sessions.
Medical English Term-Specific Support (METSS)
METSS supports medical students, terms 1-5, with their English language skills, and includes a variety of reading, and writing components
- informal and formal medical terminology
- reading efficiency and comprehension for multiple choice tests and medical texts
- relationship-centered communication for the medical interview (doctor-patient interaction)
- professional email communication
- writing patient notes
- advanced reading.
Medical Spanish Selective (SCSK 513)
This selective is designed to give oral practice to medical students who anticipate working with Spanish-speaking patients. The course focuses on
- medical terminology
- patient interaction practice
- cultural sensitivity awareness
- basic grammar and sentence structure.
Communication for the Health Professions I and II (PMED 302, PMED 303)
These courses are reading and writing intensive programs for premedical and preveterinary students.
- PMED302 develops students’ ability to read, understand, and evaluate research studies; to summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize published work; and to practice organizing and expressing ideas clearly and concisely.
- PMED303 develops students’ skills in critical thinking and professional communication, and helps students gain strategies for evaluating and forming arguments.
Graduate Writing Support
This program offers regularly scheduled workshops and individual tutoring and consultations for SGU graduate students who want to improve their academic writing.
CV and Personal Statement Review
SELP instructors offer workshops, written feedback, and individual tutoring to support students with their CVs and personal statements for residency applications.
We offer a number of workshops to students and faculty at SGU
- Decoding multiple choice questions
- APA style and formatting
- Writing a literature review
- Academic writing
- West Indian language and academic English
- Reference management
- Presentation skills
- Writing a CV and personal statement for residency application.
Assistance from SELP instructors is always available. We will meet individually with any student or faculty member, native speaker or non-native speaker of English, to work on any English language skill
- Pronunciation and oral communication
- Writing tutorials
- ESL support
- Individualized support based on your specific needs.
SELP can also create custom workshops and individualized tutoring to suit your needs!