Here are two free resources from the Educational Commission for Foreign Graduates that clients can access on their own during and beyond their first few months of resettlement.
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1. The One Dozen Most Important Things You May Not Have Known, Understood, or Realized about American Medicine. This is a series of modules that offers a quick in the culture of the American healthcare system.
2. Tips for Understanding US Medical Jargon — The use of informal language is common in the medical world, and there are a variety of abbreviations, idioms/slang terms, and “medicalese” that American healthcare professionals employ on a regular basis. Using these abbreviations and terms properly is important to avoid being misinterpreted or appearing insensitive.
Both of these resources crossed my desk through an email from IMPRINT, a coalition of organizations active in the emerging field of immigrant professional integration. You can sign up for their mailing list here. http://www.imprintproject.org/