School of Medicine Offers Medical Spanish Elective Courses

The Department of Family and Community Health in the School of Medicine is responsible for teaching the Medical Spanish elective course. Beginning 2011-2012, the course began to integrate more native-Spanish speakers into the guest lecturer component of the course. All medical students are now able to count the two-hour credit of this course toward their 22-hour elective requirement which was offered only for 4th-year medical students previously. In addition to learning basic Medical Spanish for the purpose of interacting with Spanish-speaking patients, cultural competencies are integrated into every hour of the course.