Fourth-Year Medical Student (MS4)
Elective Rotation

Program Overview

PACE MD’s MED-Spanish 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 add $200 USD fee)

*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 $200 USD fee.

  • Hours: 2 hours/day

  • Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced (one-on-one instruction add $200 USD fee)


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.

  • 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 MED-Spanish in a timely manner to assure accommodations can be made. PACE MD’s MED-Spanish 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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