Fourth-Year Medical Student (MS4)
Elective Rotation

Program Overview

PACE MD’s MedSpanish Fourth-Year Medical Student (MS4) Elective Rotation program is designed to internationalize your medical education theoretically, practically and culturally. Our total-immersion medical Spanish program combines individualized language instruction, supervised clinical experiences and exposure to the realities of global health. Develop the vital skills and cultural literacy necessary for a successful career as a physician in an increasingly interdependent healthcare field.

  • Participant profile: Fourth-Year Medical Students (MS4)

  • Dates: Year-round*

  • Arrival date: Fridays or Saturdays

  • Program duration: 4 weeks

  • Application deadline: One month prior to Arrival Date

  • Program cost: $2,750 (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.

  • Hours: 2 hours/day

  • 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

  • Available placements: Ambulatory Care, Mobile Health Unit, Out-Patient Clinic

Elective Credit

Participants seeking elective credit from their medical/profession school for the MedSpanish program are required to obtain pre-approval from their program director, dean of students or corresponding authority prior to the program. All necessary paperwork and/or requirements must be shared with MedSpanish in a timely manner to assure accommodations can be made. PACE MD’s MedSpanish is NOT RESPONSIBLE if participants are denied elective credit for the program.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Airport transfer

  • Housing

  • Meals

  • International medical insurance

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