Pre-Professional Summer Elective

Program Overview

Health Brigades in rural communities

Health Brigades in rural communities

PACE MD’s MED-Spanish Pre-Professional Summer Elective program is a four-week experience designed for pre-med, recent graduates or career shifters interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. Come face-to-face with global health through this total-immersion, pre-clinical program. Study medical Spanish through individualized instruction, complete first responder training courses and participate in physician-supervised clinical rotations. Learn how to take vitals, perform basic patient assessments, obtain medical histories and assist in the care and management of emergent and non-emergent, medical and trauma patients.

  • Participant profile: Pre-Med Students, Undergraduates, Career Shifters

  • Dates

    • Session 1: May 29, 2020 to June 27, 2020

    • Session 2: July 3, 2020 to August 1, 2020

  • Application deadline

    • Session 1: April 1

    • Session 2: May 1

  • Program cost: $2,750 (one-on-one Spanish instruction add $200 USD fee)



  • Group size: individualized instruction with one to three students per instructor.

  • Hours: 2 hours/day (one-on-one instruction add $200 USD fee)

  • Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Health Ministry Mobile Clinic (Brigada)

Health Ministry Mobile Clinic (Brigada)

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.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Airport transfer

  • Housing

  • Meals

  • International medical insurance