Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Consisting of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop and/or increase your Spanish knowledge in the medical context, PACE MD’s MedSpanish 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
Arrival date: Fridays or Saturdays
Program duration: 1 week (extra week(s) available for additional cost)
Application deadline: One month prior to Arrival Date
Program cost: $1,150 (extra week(s) $400/week, one-on-one instruction $200)
*Programs are not available between Dec. 20 and Jan. 3
Group size: individualized instruction with one to three students per instructor. One-on-one instruction is available for an additional fee.
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 experiences are meant to provide participants with greater knowledge of the Mexican health care system and opportunities to practice Spanish in a clinical setting. Placements are contingent upon availability, the participant’s Spanish-speaking ability, professional experience and program duration. All placements are subject to the discretion of MedSpanish and the 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, Hospital
PACE MD’s MedSpanish in collaboration with the University of New Mexico Office of Continuing Medical Education provides this course to CME elegible 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 MedSpanish. 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.
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 MedSpanish staff and faculty disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Documentation on file. Our MedSpanish team includes:
Dr. Haywood Hall ~ Program Founder
Brian Pirttima ~ MedSpanish Director
Francisco Baez ~ 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.
Advising and support
24-hour emergency support
Initial accommodations (first three nights)
Health and safety support
Clinical experiences (optional)
Your responsibilities include:
International medical insurance