Medical Spanish CME

Working with Spanish speaking patients

Each year we receive more health care 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.  However, we understand that many professionals do not have 4 weeks available to them.  Instead 2 or 3 weeks are available.

Language Program

Our CME accredited medical Spanish programs are for 2 weeks or more and include, Spanish grammar, general vocabulary and conversation, as well as pure medical Spanish.  Our objective is for you to learn Spanish and medical Spanish that you can apply in a health care environment and beyond.   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.

Program participants arrive with all levels of Spanish.  From zero to advanced.  We offer lots of support for beginner level Spanish students.

Short term medical Spanish programs for health care professionals

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 6 hours of language classes per day and sat with a home stay family to reinforce your learning.

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.  All participants have private rooms and the majority also have private bathrooms.  All homes have WIFI. We work with 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.

Clinical 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.

Should 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.

Community Health  Fairs

Each month we run at least one community health fair.  This is in partnership with the national police, a local municipality or the prison service.  We particularly welcome health care professionals on these health fairs.  Typically, we will see one to two hundred patients over 4 to 6 hours.  The consultations and medicine are provided to patients free of charge.  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.

Popular Clinical rotations

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

Enjoy all the benefits of our programs

If you choose to only take a medical Spanish program, without a clinical elective, you still recieve most of 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 or salsa classes or yoga classes (Only Trujillo programs)
Free Loan of local cell phone
 Participation in health care campaigns (When applicable)
 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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