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He is studying medicine/law .
The above is fine.

He is reading medicine/law.
[ Is this fine?] This may be formal. I am not sure.
I know it is correct to say he is reading for his PhD.

In French, we say the following:

Il fait sa médicine

Il fait son droit.

[ French considers medicine a feminine noun and law is masculine. German has three genders namely der, das and die. Life is easy in English.]
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Anyone taking a degree at university is described as "Reading [a subject]" or "Reading for [a degree]
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Hi,

He is studying medicine/law .
The above is fine.

He is reading medicine/law.
[ Is this fine?] This may be formal. I am not sure.
I know it is correct to say he is reading for his PhD.


I don't hear 'reading' in N. America.

People often say 'He is doing medicine / law'. 'Taking' is also used.

Best wishes, Clive
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people only say someone is studying something, not reading.
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