Physician Assistant Rotations

PA rotations abroad with medical Spanish immersion

Physician Assistant rotations at The Medical elective Network are the ideal opportunity for PA professionals, and students in the clinical phase of their program, to take a clinical rotation abroad that they can combine with an excellent medical Spanish immersion program.

Most months we recieve PA students in their clinical year.  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 prior to 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.

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

Most rotations take place 8 am to 12 noon, followed by the medical Spanish program 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.

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 their beginning of their program to speed up their language development.

The team of language teachers provide courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  The pure medical Spanish part of the language program is taught by local physicians.

Each program level is 4 weeks, which is ideal for many PA rotation periods.  We do however welcome students for longer or shorter time 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 run most weeks are a wonderful opportunity Physical Assistants who wish to practice both their clinical skills and developing Spanish skills.  Typically program participant groups will see over 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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