Summer Medical Spanish Immersion Program

Working effectively with Spanish-speaking patients

Medical Electives Peru is the leading provider of elective rotations and medical Spanish immersion programs in Latin America.  Each month we receive healthcare professionals and final-year medical students.

During the months of June and July each year, we invite students completing their 1st year of medical school to participate in our CME-accredited medical Spanish immersion programs.  This is an excellent opportunity for medical students to develop medical Spanish skills and gain healthcare experience abroad.

Medical Spanish Program

The program is CME accredited with AAFP.  Our team of language teachers and physicians covers both general Spanish and medical Spanish. We teach at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Our experienced team of language teachers will help you develop your understanding of Spanish and its everyday use.  The medical Spanish element of the course is taught by physicians who will cover topics including general medicine, emergency medicine, and pediatrics.

Our focus is on helping you to work with Spanish-speaking patients; therefore, you will be practicing a lot of role plays during classes with our physicians.

This intensive language program of 7 hours per day will significantly improve your ability to work with Spanish-speaking patients and communicate in the language outside the consultation room.

Learn more:  Medical Spanish language course

Mondays to ThursdaysFridays
9 am – 12 noon
medical Spanish program
8 am – 1 pm
Community Health Fair
2 pm – 6 pm
medical Spanish program
3 pm – 6 pm
Medical Spanish program & Activity

Excellent Teaching

Courses taught by our team of physicians and language teachers

Quality Accommodation

All private rooms and 90% private bathrooms. With 2 meals per day

CME Accredited

Excellent course with small class groups

Community Health Fairs each week

Providing free health care and using your language skills

Trujillo, Peru

The colonial city of eternal spring on the coast of Peru

Class Activities

Dance classes, cocktail making, and a tour of Huacas del Sol y la Luna

Travel insurance

12 months multi-trip coverage

Gym membership

Modern gym 2 minutes walk from our center


As an immersion program, we provide family homestay accommodation, providing more opportunities to develop your language skills and cultural immersion. All participants have private rooms with welcoming families.

Our host families are all within a 10-minute walk of our center, and you can choose to be housed with friends if you are traveling together.

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Community health fairs

Each Friday, you will participate in our community health fairs in different under-resourced areas of Trujillo.  Interacting with patients in primary health care is a great introduction to health care and medical Spanish vocabulary.

You will be working with our physicians and language teachers, providing free patient consultations and medicine.  

Interacting with patients in primary health care is a great introduction to health care and medical Spanish vocabulary.

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Our intensive program will provide you with the tools you need to work effectively with Spanish-speaking patients.  However, you will also have a lot of fun in Trujillo.

Each Friday, after the morning community health fair, you will return to our center for classes, but also finish with an activity such as dance class, cocktail making, or sharing a meal.

Each month we take a field trip to the fascinating archeological site, La Huacas del Sol y la Luna.

We also include membership of an excellent gym, just 2 minutes walk from our center   

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Trujillo & Beyond

Trujillo is a colonial city located on the Pacific coast.  In Peru, it is known as the City of Eternal Spring for its mild year-round weather.

During the week you will be busy, with full days.  However, at the weekend, you can investigate the historical centre, visit the coastal resort of Huanchaco (20 minutes away) or perhaps try sandboarding on huge sand dunes near the city.

Weekends are also an opportunity to travel further afield.  This may be trekking in the Andes or visiting tropical beaches.  Of course, many participants will also visit Cusco and Machu Picchu before or at the end of their program with us.

Lear more about Trujillo and beyond

If you have any questions do please complete the contact form below or email [email protected]  We will get back to you as soon as we can.

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