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Medical Spanish Selective

 

Medical Spanish Academic Enrichment Selective
Course dates vary each year

Mexican mother with child

A beginning and advanced medical Spanish course is offered each year to MCW M-1 and M-2 students.  It consists of 4 didactic sessions and 4 conversational sessions, taught by a physician educator and involves Spanish-speaking volunteers from the Milwaukee community. In addition to language skills, the course provides more in depth exploration of Spanish culture and the impact of this culture on the interaction between the Spanish speaking patient, their family and the health care system.  

NOTE: At the end of this course, the student will not be prepared to replace the need for a translator or interpreter in medical or emergency situations.

Course size will be 25. M2 students will be given first priority in registration. Remaining spaces will be offered to M1 students.

Grading: Successful completion of the Medical Spanish Academic Enrichment Selective will be noted on the student’s transcript.

For more information contact:
Brett Bordini, MD
Medical Spanish Course Director

Ashley Hines
Medical Spanish Course Assistant

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