Nutrition Program

We offer nutrition programs designed for student and professional Nutritionists and Dietitians looking to gain practical experience abroad and develop Spanish language skills.

You can choose to take a community or hospital based program.  You also have the option of combining the 2 placements.

The nutrition program is an ideal opportunity for nutrition students interested gaining nutrition internships working with Spanish speaking clients.

Here you will be immersed in the Spanish language taking a CME accredited language program, working in local hospitals and community settings, and seeing patients on our community health fairs.

Community Nutrition Program

For nutritionists looking for a diverse experience we recommend our community elective This is our most popular Nutrition program.  Here you will be working with our own nutritionist, Iris.

Each day you will spend in a different location including schools, clinics, mothers’ groups, and our own NGO, Abuelas’ Kitchen. The work involves individual patient consultations, preparing meals and group education.  You will also spend time at our own nutrition project, Abuela’s Kitchen, where we provide free meals to elderly in extreme poverty.

Hospital Program

The hospital nutrition program is for those looking for lots of hospital experience. You will have the opportunity to work with the team of nutritionists at the Hospital of High complexity  in Trujillo or the smaller community hospital, Hospital Florenica

At the hospital you will spend time dealing with in patient and out patient consultations and be involved in all aspects of the nutrition service.

Nutritionist measuring child

Healthcare Spanish program 

Spanish language skills are increasingly valuable for nutritionists working in the United States.  Our medical Spanish program will provide you with the skills required to work in a healthcare environment with Spanish speaking patients.

The medical Spanish program is an intensive immersion program with CME accreditation.  We have a team of excellent language teachers who will work to ensure you quickly advance.  The language program is run at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

To complete immersion into the Spanish language participants are accommodated with our welcoming home stay families.

For more information about this program please contact kevin@medical-electives.net

Community Health Fairs

All our program participants, and particularly nutritionists, enjoy the Community Health Fairs.  The health fairs take place every few weeks where we provide free consultations and medicine to people with limited resources.  We always work with local partners who include local municipal authorities, the national police and the prison service.

Working with the support of local health care professionals and language teachers, you will see numerous clients looking for help and advice across a wide range of nutrition issues.  As well as assisting many people in need, the health fairs are an excellent opportunity to put your professional and developing Spanish language skills into practice.

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