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Mae Hilty Memorial Library: International Students

Welcome to our international students!

The International Fellowship of Texas Chiropractic College (IFTCC) is here for you!image of the International Club's t-shirt

  • All TCC students are invited to participate in the IFTCC.  For more information or to learn about upcoming events, feel free to email the club
  • Our Mission:  To serve International students by providing a network of American and International peers, as well as to serve the TCC campus, by encouraging the diversity of national cultures on the campus and in the profession of Chiropractic medicine.
  • Our Purpose: 
    • To create a community on the TCC campus to support and guide International students to success at TCC.
    • To facilitate the adaptation process of International students to life in Houston and at TCC.
    • To provide information and host events to meet the needs of International students.
    • To instill an appreciation for a multicultural profession, as well as a multicultural patient base, among the students and faculty of TCC.
  • Our Scholarship Program: Officers of the IFTCC, in cooperation with the office of the TCC Vice President, shall be the official administrators of the scholarship program.

The library has medical dictionaries in other languages

Medical Dictionary in Six Languages
W 13 S756m 1995  REF
Eng, Fren, Ger, Ital, Japn, Span

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Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Medical Dictionary
W 13 M568 2012 REF

Spanish-English Handbook for Medical Professionals
W 13 P438s 1989

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Spanish-English Medical Dictionary
W 13 M478s 2005

Chinese-English Medical Dictionary
W 13 Z637 2003

The library has books to help you learn medical terminology

Building a Medical Vocabulary: With Spanish Translations
W 18.2 L5805b 2009

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Medical Terminology
W 15 H118c 2013

Medical Language: Immerse Yourself
W 18.2 T941m 2014

Medical Language Instant Translator
W 15 C427m 2013

Medical Terminology: A Living Language
W 15 F869m 2013

Medical Terminology: A Word-Building Approach
W 15 R496m 2008

Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide
W 15 C678m 2017

Medical Terminology Made Easy
W 18 D399m 1993

Medical Terminology Systems
W 15 G997m 2017

Anatomy and Physiology for English Language Learners
QS 4 P412a 2006

Professional English in Use - Medicine
PE 1128 G558p 2007

Medical Terminology: a Short Course
W 15 C427m 2023

Translations of library terms

If you are not familiar with library or research vocabulary, then these resources may be of assistance.
1.  We have a list of library research terms in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese.  You may print one copy of this list for your personal use.
Multilingual Glossary for Today's Library Users - Language Table

2.  Once you have found the translation of the term, come to this list of definitions to learn its meaning (in English) .  You may print one copy of this list for your personal use.

Multilingual Glossary for Today's Library Users - Definitions 

(These documents were developed by the Association of College and Research Libraries and made available under a CC-BY-NC-4.0 license.)

International radio

Do you miss hearing music or news from your country?  Go to World Radio Map and select your country from the dropdown list.  You may need to click to choose further selections, but the outcome should be online radio from your country!

English language courses

Houston is a very diverse city, and has a large international population.  Courses in English as a Second Language are available for individuals or in groups.  Here are some nearby options:
-  The Pasadena Interactive College of Technology offers classes in writing, speaking, and reading English.  These courses require tuition, but financial assistance is available.
- The Harris County Department of Education offers English as a Second Language classes online.  These classes are free and take place on Tues/Weds/Thurs mornings OR evenings.  There is an application to complete first.

- The Parker Williams Branch of the Harris County Public Library offers English conversation and tutoring sessions during the public school year.  Go to the library and fill in an application so the staff will know when you're available.
Last updated:  17 May 2022

Assistance for Spanish-speaking students

If you are a native Spanish speaker and have questions about medical terminology in English, feel free to contact Dr. Zúñiga.