Center for Community & Global Health
|Dept. Contact||Lucia Garcia|
|Department:||Center for Community & Global Health|
|Course Title:||Medical Spanish Student Elective|
|No. of Students:|
|Supervisor:||Amy Blair, MD|
|Duration:||1 week elective credit|
|Periods Offered:||Year round|
Course graded pass/fail only.
The purpose of the Medical Spanish Student Elective is to provide one week of elective course credit to those students who meet the language skills and cultural competency training of the Medical Spanish Program. To achieve elective credit, students will attend 20 hours of peer-led medical Spanish classes; attend four lectures/seminars dealing with cross-cultural healthcare or healthcare disparities; and, depending on fluency level, either shadow a translator or volunteer as a translator. Students' existing language skills will determine their placement into new beginner, advanced beginner or intermediate/advanced Spanish class, and provide the following learning objectives:
|Method of evaluation:||
Cultural competency component: Each student will submit a one page reflection on his or her experience shadowing a translator or volunteering as a translator at a clinic or health fair.