Physician Assistant Rotations

PA rotations abroad with medical Spanish immersion

A Physician Assistant rotation at The Medical Elective Network is an ideal opportunity for PA professionals and students to experience healthcare abroad and develop their medical Spanish skills

Most months we receive PA students on their elective clinical rotation.  We work with students from Physician Assistant programs across the US and are familiar with the requirements of minimum working hours and affiliation agreements etc.  We welcome faculty visits from any program before sending students.

Clinical Rotations

Physician Assistant rotations take place at different hospitals in Trujillo, offering different clinical experiences.  For example, Emergency Medicine at the Regional Teaching Hospital or Family Medicine at a community hospital.  For those interested in a broader experience, you could consider our primary care rotation.

Regardless of your chosen area of medicine you will be working under supervision and be experiencing health care abroad.

Most rotations take place from 8 am to 12 noon, followed by the medical Spanish program from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.  However, some rotations including Emergency Medicine may also involve the occasional night shift or afternoon.  In these cases, you can join the morning language program the following day.

Students can spend more clinical time on weekends or during the week.

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

Medical Spanish for Physician Assistants

The medical Spanish immersion program in Trujillo takes place each afternoon.  Beginner level medical Spanish students also have the option of taking an additional 2 hours in the morning at the beginning of their program to speed up their language development.

The team of language teachers provides courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  Local physicians teach the pure medical Spanish part of the language program.

Each program level is 4 weeks, which is ideal for many PA rotation periods.  We do however welcome students for longer or shorter periods.

Accredited program for professionals

Professional Physician Assistants can benefit from up to 108.25 CME credits the program has been accredited with by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

For professionals with limited time, we do also offer 2-week programs.

Do please take a look at our testimonial page where we have included several PA testimonials.

Community Health Fairs

The community health fairs we organize each week are an excellent opportunity for Physical Assistants who wish to practice both their clinical skills and developing Spanish skills.  Typically program participant groups will see 60 -100 patients with a variety of ailments.

As you can imagine, this is more direct exposure to patients than you may see on a typical hospital rotation day.  You will be accompanied by local health professionals and may be seeing patients on a public square or even a local prison.

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