Medical Spanish CME

We are serious about developing your medical Spanish

This is not a 4 day conference, providing you with medical Spanish vocabulary.  Instead, it is an immersion medical Spanish CME program in Peru.

  • You take 4 or 7 hours per day of fun stimulating classes, taught by both local doctors and professional language teachers.
  • You will live in comfortable accommodation with a friendly local family, who will further develop your language skills.
  • You will use your Spanish whilst here during our own community health fairs seeing patients with a variety of conditions.

Medical Spanish for healthcare professionals

Each year we receive more physicians and healthcare professionals onto our medical Spanish programs.   The quality of our medical Spanish programs is reflected in the 108.25 CME credit hours the 4-week clinical elective and medical Spanish program is awarded by The American Academy of Family Physicians.

108.25 Credit hours are not just awarded for the time spent learning medical Spanish in the classroom, but also for the practical application of these language skills on clinical rotations each day.  This is for a full 4-week program.  If you only take the medical spanish portion of the program you can gain 60.25 CME credits over 4 weeks

We understand that most professionals do not have 4 weeks available to them.  2 week programs are also available.  Programs begin on Monday, and are available all year round.

Medical Spanish Program

4 hours per day of learning Spanish

Our CME accredited medical Spanish programs include, Spanish grammar, general vocabulary and conversation, as well as pure medical Spanish.  The objective is for you to learn Spanish and medical Spanish that you can apply in a health care environment and beyond.   Do please take a look at further details of the medical Spanish program

This is a comprehensive language program and not just a program covering medical phrases and vocabulary.  Both healthcare professionals and language teachers teaching our program, ensuring you have an understanding of Spanish in the hospital and beyond.

Whatever your existing level of Spanish, you are sure to advance. Program participants arrive with all levels of Spanish.  From zero to advanced.  We offer lots of support for beginner level Spanish students.

Intensive medical Spanish program

7 hours per day of Spanish learning

For professionals looking to develop their medical Spanish skills as quickly as possible, but with limited time, we recommend our 2 week intensive medical Spanish program  You will benefit from 7 hours of language classes per day and stay with a homestay family to reinforce your learning.

Accommodation

Comfortable family accommodation

The programs include comfortable home stay accommodation to complete your language immersion.  We work with a small number of families who are welcoming and communicative.  Participants have private rooms and the majority also have private bathrooms.  Homes all have WIFI.  All are professional households within a few minutes’ walk of our center where classes take place.

We welcome partners to come to Trujillo with you.  If they are not medical professionals they can still take a general Spanish program and participate in all the activities available.

Community Health Fairs & Clinical Rotations

Putting your Spanish into practice

Community Health  Fairs

Each month we run several community health fairs in economically deprived areas around the city.   These are always in partnership with other organizations such as the national police, a local municipality or the prison service.

We particularly welcome health care professionals on these health fairs.  Typically, we will see upto one hundred patients over 4 to 6 hours.  And you will see patients of all ages and a wide variety of conditions.  The consultations and medicine are provided to patients free of charge.  Be assured, you will be well supported.  Each health fair is managed by our own doctors with language teachers in support.

As you can imagine, these fairs also provide participants with a very intensive opportunity to practice the medical Spanish skills you are developing in the classroom each day.

Hospital elective rotations

The Medical Spanish CME credits are awarded for both the medical Spanish program and clinical rotations.  Health care professionals can choose to take our medical Spanish alone or combine it with a clinical rotation.  All main specialties are available for hospital rotations.  The most popular being Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Ob/Gyn.

If you choose to combine a medical Spanish program with clinical rotation you will normally be at the hospital from 8 am to 12 noon and take medical Spanish classes from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.

Popular Clinical rotations

  • Emergency
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Miedicine
  • Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology

Beyond medical Spanish CME

What about after class?

Our objective is for you to quickly and comprehensively develop your medical Spanish skills.  However, there is plenty to do beyond the language program.

After class students will often eat together at one of the many options nearby.  It is also a chance to participate in one of the activities included in the program (Gym, Salsa classes or Yoga)

Weekends are freetime and students use this time to either visit the sites around the colonial city of Trujillo or the beach areas of Huanchaco.

Many also take advantage of the weekends to explore more of Peru.  The most popular weekend destinations from Trujillo include trekking in the Andes around Huaraz, and visiting the beaches around Mancora.

Please take a look at our testimonials to learn more from the experience of other participants.

Enjoy all the benefits of our programs

If you choose to only take a medical Spanish program, without a clinical elective, you still recieve the benefits we offer, including:

 Airport pick up and drop off
Accommodation with 2 meals per day
Hospital Placement for elective participants
24 hour onsite support
Gym membership, salsa classes or yoga classes
 local phone chip and number
 Participation in health care campaigns
 Medical Spanish book & materials
Cooking, cocktail making classes and city tours

Complete Medical Spanish CME

This program will provide you with the opportunity to get CME credits and quickly improve the medical Spanish, to apply on your return to work.  It is also a great opportunity to see and learn about Peru, its health care system and culture.

Please Contact us if you have any questions about any aspect of our programs.

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