COMPETENCIES / OUTCOMES:
At the conclusion of PACE MD’s MedSpanish immersion program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate the conversational Spanish skills necessary to develop the therapeutic relationship by introduce him/herself to the patient, confirming the patient’s identity and chief complaint.
Conduct a history of present illness (HPI) in Spanish with appropriate follow-up questions.
Conduct relevant review of systems (ROS) in Spanish.
Conduct relevant Past Medical History, Social and Family in Spanish.
Elicit the patient’s medication list and allergy history in Spanish.
From measured baseline, pre-program levels, show improvement in the understanding of the historical information provided by the patient in Spanish.
Provide appropriate Spanish responses to the patient’s questions in the course of the patient encounter.
Describe a plan of care to the patient in Spanish.
Better motivate patient compliance by providing culturally- and linguistically-sensitive arrangements for treatment options, informational resources, and follow-up care.
Better understand the folk medicine and cultural issues impacting the care of the patient (Mexico referenced).
Recognize when help is needed and seek help from a professional interpreter or other appropriate language resources and to be able to effectively monitor the use of language resources.
Demonstrate skill improvement in MedSpanish Pre-Test and Post-Test.
Identify areas for improvement in his/her medical Spanish skill set.
Develop an appreciation/understanding of International Medicine and Global Health.
Have a study plan for future advancement in language and cultural skills.
NB. This is skills-based training. Whereas everybody significantly improves, the final success is determined by previous experience with language (especially Spanish), time invested, level of motivation and talent.