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The Medical Spanish clerkship rotation aims to introduce students to basic Spanish into common health encounters. Students will develop an understanding of the socio-cultural beliefs and practices and their impact on health and health care among Spanish-speaking populations. This course will also show students how language-concordant health care improves health outcomes. Using Canopy, an online medical Spanish training program, students will learn Spanish vocabulary and comprehension for patient encounters. Students will write patient education handouts in Spanish and will have assigned readings on Latino health and culture.
- Understand and demonstrate basic Spanish language pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary
- Understand and demonstrate basic medical Spanish vocabulary for common health concerns
- Develop an understanding of socio-cultural beliefs and practices and their impact on health and health care among Spanish-speaking population
- Understand the importance of language-condordant healthcare through a bilingual provider or interpreter as standard of care
- Develop clinical Spanish language skills and improve ability to provide patient-centered and culturally appropriate health care to Spanish-speaking population
Medical Spanish Resources
Hispanic Health ¡A la Buena Salud! – To Good Health!
Hispanics or Latinos are the largest racial/ethnic minority population in the US. Heart disease and cancer in Hispanics are the two leading causes of death, accounting for about 2 of 5 deaths,...
CDC Resources in Languages Other than English
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