Graduate Medical education / postgraduate year Elective rotation Program

Program Overview

PACE MD’s MedSpanish Graduate Medical Education/Postgraduate Year (GME/PGY) Elective Rotation program is one of the very few, if not the only, clinically-based, total-immersion medical Spanish programs available. Including both theoretical and practical language training, the program serves to maintain, develop and/or increase your Spanish knowledge in the medical context. Improve your cultural literacy and work with diverse colleagues while observing how medicine is practiced in an international setting.

  • Participant profile: PGY 2, 3, 4

  • 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

Spanish Instruction

  • 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 Experience

This program far exceeded my goals; frankly it pushed me beyond those goals, and I am glad for it.
— H. Choy, M.D. & PGY Graduate

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, Hospital

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.

What’s Included

Your responsibilities include:

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Airport transfer

  • Housing

  • Meals

  • International medical insurance

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