Medical Spanish for healthcare professionals

Work effectively with Spanish speaking patients

Each month we receive healthcare professionals taking medical Spanish immersion courses and/or clinical rotations. Professionals with varying levels of experience choose us to help develop their medical Spanish skills, experience healthcare in Peru and enjoy the country’s beauty and culture.

As well as residents from the US and beyond, we receive experienced attending physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.

Once here, your immersion begins with family homestay accommodation.  The classroom course is intensive and is where you will quickly advance.  Beyond the classroom, you will practice these language skills on our Friday community health fairs and/or a hospital rotation.

Medical Spanish Courses

You can choose to take your language course for either 4 hours or 7 hours per day, Monday to Friday.  Classes are taught at all levels by our team of doctors and language teachers.

Most participants choose the 7-hour course with classes from 9 am to 12 noon and from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.  The course covers conversation, Spanish grammar, and medical Spanish.  Please see more details regarding medical Spanish programs

CME accreditation

PAs, NPs, Physicians, and Nurses are eligible for CME credits from the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Our courses offer up to 108.25 credit hours with AAFP.

We recommend that you attend for a minimum of 2 weeks.  However, 1-week courses do take place on the first week of each month.  CME credits are awarded according to the number of hours you complete.

Please see more details regarding our CME accreditation

Knox – resident

Gregory – Charge Nurse

Nikki – Resident

Accommodation

Our course fees include accommodation and meals.

As an immersion course, participant accommodation is with local families.   We work with middle-class families, all located within 10 minutes walk of our school.  All participants stay in private rooms, most with private bathrooms.

We welcome partners or family members.

Please see more details regarding homestay accommodation

Activities

For course participants, we arrange either gym membership or salsa classes at a local dance school.  Within our language program, we also organize weekly activities.  The activity may be a meal, preparing pisco sour, or bringing a dance teacher to the school.

Please see more details regarding course activities.

Community health fairs

Most participants get involved in our weekly community health fairs.  Here you will work with our doctors providing free consultations and medicine to underserved communities around the city.  Aside from being a rewarding opportunity to use your professional skills, health fairs are also an excellent opportunity to measure your progress in communicating with Spanish-speaking patients.

Please see more details of our weekly community health fairs

Trujillo & Peru

Trujillo is a Spanish colonial city founded in 1535.  It retains many beautiful colonial mansions and churches in its historic center.  Located on the Pacific coast, It is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its great weather.  Within 20 minutes of the center lies many historic sites from the Moche culture, dating to the year 100 AD.   These include the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chan Chan.  Also, 20 minutes from the center is the seaside town of Huanchaco, full of seafood restaurants.

The attractive area of California, where we are based, is full of restaurants and cafes, offering a wide range of cuisine.   It is also home to parks, including the city’s botanical gardens.

Please see more details about Trujillo and beyond.

The Medical Elective Network

Please see our testimonials from both professionals and students to see how we have helped others develop the language skills they need.

If you have any questions about our programs, please do contact our Director, Kevin Hurley, at [email protected]