Medical terminology! Learning this special language is an important step in preparing for your career as a healthcare professional. Here’s good news: Learning medical terms is much easier than learning a foreign language because you are already familiar with quite a few of the words, such as appendicitis and tonsillectomy. Understanding new words becomes easier with the discovery that many of these terms are made up of interchangeable word parts that are used in different combinations. Once you understand this, you’ll be well on your way to translating even the most difficult medical terms, including words you have never seen before. You’ll be amazed to see how quickly your vocabulary will grow.