PACE MD’s  MED-Spanish program is designed to provide benefit to any person interested in learning Spanish for use in a medical context.

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Spanish language is the central component of the MED-Spanish program.

For healthcare providers working in the United States and other countries with growing Latino communities, the ability to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients is becoming increasingly critical to the provision of effective health care.


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Working with a tutor and studying the language provides students with the knowledge of vocabulary and verb tenses relevant to the clinical setting and beyond.

When students observe and participate in patient-provider interactions, the study of the language and culture meshes into tangible comprehension.

This unique two-pronged approach provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge that will enhance their own practice upon returning home.

Through both observation and participation in patient-provider interactions and intense, personalized tutoring, students rapidly improve their ability to communicate with patients.


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