Medical professionals from all around the world need to speak English clearly and understandably to their international patients and colleagues. Patients come in all different shapes and sizes. They may also speak different languages.
No matter your specialty, as a medical professional your foremost concern should always be the tongue. It is the tongue – and the language that is generated by it – that allows health providers to communicate with patients and medical colleagues, speak at seminars and medical meetings – ultimately – how to read and write medical papers.
For doctors or health practitioners whose mother tongue is not English, having to learn English is a nuisance but being able to make your patients feel understood and comfortable through the use of English would be very rewarding and you also get to use your English skills outside of your working environment.