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.

Community Program

For those looking a very 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 and mothers’ groups. 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

This 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 where we provide extra language support.

Healthcare Spanish program and language support

Participants of either nutrition program, have the option of taking our CME accredited medical Spanish program.

To complete their immersion into the Spanish language and quickly develop their language skills, participants stay with our home stay families.

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

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