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Continuing Medical Education (CME)



program overview

Consisting of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop and/or increase your Spanish knowledge in the medical context, PACE MD’s MED-Spanish Continuing Medical Education (CME) program includes both theoretical and practical language training. Provide better care and gain a deeper understanding of your Spanish-speaking patients. Designed specifically with healthcare professionals in mind, the CME program offers quality learning opportunities with flexible scheduling throughout the year.

  • Participant profile: Practicing Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants

  • Dates: Year-round*

  • Arrival date: Fridays or Saturdays

  • Program duration: 1 week (extra weeks available for an additional $400 USD cost)

  • Application deadline: One month prior to Arrival Date

  • Program costs: $1,150 USD (One-on-one additional instruction is $200 USD)

*Programs ARE NOT available between Dec. 20 and Jan. 3

Spanish Instruction

  • Group size: individualized instruction with one to three students per instructor. One-on-one instruction is available for the additional $200 USD fee.

  • Hours

    • 2 hours/day for participants taking Spanish lessons in addition to clinical experiences

    • 4 hours/day for participants taking Spanish lessons only

  • Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Clinical Experience

Clinical experiences* are meant to provide participants with greater knowledge of the Mexican health care system and opportunities to practice Spanish in a clinical setting.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: Placements are contingent upon Availability, the participant’s Spanish-speaking level, Academic degree, Professional experience and Program duration. All deployments are subject to the discretion of MED-Spanish and its medical director. Practitioners licensed in the US are reminded that they are not legally permitted to practice medicine in Mexico. 

  • Hours: 3 to 5 hours/day (optional)

  • Available placements: Ambulatory Care, Mobile Health Unit, Out-Patient Clinic. Our local hospital venue is reserved for MD’s only and always considering the IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOVE.

University Partner

PACE MD’s MED-Spanish in collaboration with the University of New Mexico Office of Continuing Medical Education provides this course to CME eligible students.

“UNM CME credit policy, in compliance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support, requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of an activity disclose all relevant financial relationships they have had within the last 12 months with a commercial interest related to the content of this activity.”

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of New Mexico Office of Continuing Medical Education and PACE MD’s MED-Spanish.  The University of New Mexico Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live/enduring material/journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

UNM CME policy, in compliance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support, requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of an activity disclose all relevant financial relationships they have had within the last 12 months with any commercial interest. The MED-Spanish staff and faculty disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Documentation on file. Our MED-Spanish team includes:

Dr. Haywood Hall ~ Program Founder
Francisco Baez ~ On-Site Program Coordinator
Juan Morales ~ Marketing Director
Denisse Escalante ~ MedSpanish Teacher
Lourdes Escalante ~ MedSpanish Teacher

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

CEUs are typically available, if requested in writing from your professional board (i.e. State Nursing or EMS Board), PRIOR TO participating in the program. 

What’s Included

  •  Advising and support

  • MED-SpanishPod 6-month subscription

  • 24-hour emergency support

  • Resident staff

  • Initial accommodations (first three nights)

  • On-site office

  • Orientation

  • Health and safety support

  • Spanish instruction (one-on-one instruction add $200 USD fee)

  • Official certificate

  • Clinical experiences (optional)

Your responsibilities include:

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Airport transfer

  • Housing

  • Meals

  • International medical insurance

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