Overview

The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers 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 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.  

Although excellent instruction and resources will be made available, it is up to the student to spend time outside of class to reach individual goals.  A full textbook in addition to many classroom materials are provided for the implementation of this objective.

We do expect that every student would begin to build a knowledge base for more advanced Spanish coursework in the future. They are encouraged to attend additional courses to build on their knowledge base.  Grammatical structure, common phrases, and medical vocabulary will assist students in acquiring conversational engagement skills and develop a deeper understanding of Spanish in the healthcare setting.  Their advice will be more readily accepted by their Spanish speaking patients and perceived patient satisfaction ratings will increase.

Speakers

Sandra Chacon Esquivel, Instructor

Spanish Instructor
San Jose, Costa Rica View Full Bio

Marianita Devandas Artavia, Instructor

Spanish Instructor
San Jose, Costa Rica View Full Bio

Accreditation

PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians. 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Medical Studies Abroad. The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION:

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 20 hours of AOA Category 2A CME credits.  Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm . 

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgement

This activity is jointly provided by the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Medical Studies Abroad.

Custom

Beginner classes consist of students who have no experience with any type of Spanish through the student who may have had some Spanish in high school or college or perhaps has learned some at work or through travel.

Intermediate classes consist of students who have had at least 2 years of college level Spanish instruction, they learned from native speakers, or have had extensive experience with travel such as an extended study abroad/immersion experience. This class is primarily taught in Spanish with emphasis on vocabulary and tends to move very quickly. 

Advanced study students are accommodated in the intermediate class supplemented with private instruction from the teachers as desired by the student.

We rely on your honest evaluation of your abilities and try to challenge each student at the appropriate level. Please carefully consider your class placement so that you and your fellow students all recieve the most benefit from the conference as possible. The teachers may help you determine if you are in the correct level once you are at the conference.