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Piroozan A, Boushehri E. Strategies to Improve the Quality of Specialized Medical English Teaching. DSME 2016; 3 (2) :47-54
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Introduction: Medical students’ academic non achievements which eventually lead to their career challenges, originate from lack of English language proficiency. In this regard, this study aimed to summarize and recommend the influencing factors for promoting the quality of learning and teaching Medical English.

Methods: This was a review article. The key words were searched in the data bases of PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, Science direct, SID and Magiran. After inclusion of full papers and exclusion of abstracts and letters to editors from the 60 related papers that were published during the last ten years, 47 remained which were studied carefully and 29 were cited.

Results: The findings indicate that there are numerous facts which would directly or indirectly influence medical English learning and teaching, namely overcoming language barriers, reviewing medical English curricula, providing extracurricular programs to enhance both the teachers’ and students’ language proficiency, choosing optimal teaching materials, and modifying medical education context based on the needs of students.

Conclusion: it is concluded that teachers, textbook developers and educational authorities could improve the quality of learning and teaching by considering the influencing factors of medical English learning and teaching.

Citation: Piroozan A, Boushehri E. Strategies to Improve the Quality of Specialized Medical English Teaching Promoting. Journal of Development Strategies in Medical Education 2016; 2(3): 47-55.

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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/10/16 | Accepted: 2016/11/2 | Published: 2017/04/10

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