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Medical Spanish for the Healthcare Professional

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Overview / Abstract:

The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to improve their knowledge of Medical Spanish with a minimum of the ability to converse and take basic medical histories from Spanish speaking patients and have the ability to give simple commands and instructions to this patient population. Intermediate and Advanced students will focus on improving their knowledge of Medical vocabulary and use of verbs and proper tenses.

Monday (5 Seminar Hours)
Introductions and skills assessment. Basic Medical history questions.
Medically related Spanish words and expressions for pain, body parts, discomfort and medical symptoms.
Tuesday (5 Seminar Hours)
Mock clinic to practice instruction.
Spanish phrasing for performing specific physical tasks and verbal commands in emergency situations.

Wednesday (No Classroom Time)
Time to enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica and interact with the native Spanish speakers. Many of the tours from the hotel for zip lining, canopy, volcano and deep-sea fishing require a full day commitment. This day will give you the time to schedule these activities.

Thursday (5 Seminar Hours)
Pregnancy and delivery, commands, and specialty specific questions submitted by students.
Mock clinic to practice instruction.
Friday (5 Seminar Hours)
Relating medical tests and their results.
Review of topics learned.

Closing remarks and course evaluation.


Nov 10, 2017


Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Live / Seminar



Credits / Hours



University of North Texas Health Science Center, ACCME

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?


Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Sandra Chacon, BS
Marianita Devandas, BS, JD

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Surgery, Radiology / Imagery / Nuclear Medicine, Primary Care, Orthopedics, Oncology / Cancer / Radiation Therapy, OB/GYN / Women's Health, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Endocrinology, Anesthesiology

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LIVE Activity Location Details

11-06-2017 - 11-10-2017

El Mangroove Resort, An Autograph Collection
Playa Panama
Costa Rica

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