Spanish with Clinical Hands-On
A great necessity for physicians is the ability to communicate with their patient. Communication includes an understanding of the language and the culture. It is much easier and faster for a healthcare provider to evaluate a Spanish-speaking patient without the necessity of seeking an appropriate interpreter if they can communicate with them. This eliminates the fear of mistranslation and misinterpretation and of course, misdiagnosis. If you are a premed, medical, nursing students or in a health service area or profession, it is important to be able to understand your patients in their language and their culture. Students that attend our Medical Spanish Program do so through our Program of Medicine in the Community (PMC).
This section will guide you through the Medical Spanish Program.
Level I: Pre-professional students - Patient consultation observation and medical terminology practice.
Level II: Freshman and Sophomore in healthcare (nursing, medical, and physical therapy) work with instructor on the physical exam, questioning and preparing a patients medical history. Students also perform public health activities.
Level III: Junior/Senior medical students and professional healthcare providers - Participation in hospitals and Red Cross Centers.
Level IV: Electives - For more information about 4th-year medical student electives, contact our San Antonio office.
Students earn college credit for completing the programs. Upon finishing your courses, you will be provided with transcripts, certificate, or letter of attendance stating the courses you completed, level, hours, and grade.
Please address your questions about credit transfer to your instructor or advisor at your home school; course descriptions are available upon request.
|Start Date:||End Date:|
|May 18||June 12|
|June 15||July 10|
|July 13||August 7|
|August 17||September 11|
Spanish language courses are held in the mornings in the International Language Center on the UAG main campus.
First two weeks of the course are Intensive Language.
Grammatical StructureFrom 9:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Medical SpanishFrom 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Language Practice is from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
|Clinical aspect for these courses is done during the 3rd and 4th week. Daily schedule is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
A $400 USD deposit is due upon registration in order to hold a spot. Balance is due before your class begins.
The cost of the course includes:
Housing by local host family, the selected host family provides shared room, plus 3 meals from Monday to Friday (breakfast/lunch/dinner). Weekend meals are on your own.
For those of you applying to the courses held in April, May, June, July and August - your registration form and deposit need to be submitted as soon as possible since these classes fill up very quickly.
Payments can be made through the San Antonio, TX Office. A registration form can be submitted without a deposit but you are not assured a spot in the course until your deposit is received.
UAG Policy on Refunds for the Medical Spanish Course:
|Before 1st day of classes||100% less $100|
|From 1st day of class to 5th calendar day||50% less $100|
|After 5th day||0%|
For those students that attend class and are requesting a refund, a letter stating reason for withdrawal and requesting a refund will need to be submitted. No credit or certificate will issued for those attending 5 classes or less. If a student is dropped from class, he/she will not receive a refund.
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