Medical Spanish Program

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Welcome to the University of Miami – Medical Spanish Program

The Medical Spanish Program is designed for health care workers who would like to increase their
competence in Medical Spanish. The focus of the program is to provide an opportunity for participants
to develop the language skills required to work with Spanish speaking patients effectively.


Program Information

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  • About the Program

    Classes provide intensive practice with Spanish vocabulary, interviews and specialized basic terminology used in the medical field.  Classes will focus on topics such as patient intake, case history, patient interviews, physical examinations and diagnosis. These themes will allow participants to learn necessary vocabulary while learning essential grammar.

    The program is divided into Beginner through Intermediate levels and participants must take a language assessment test. 

  • Tuition

    The price for the evening course is $1,150

  • Course Format

    The course is offered in an evening format throughout the year.

    The course is also offered in an intensive 5-day format for news residents and fellow at Jackson Health System  in June.

  • Language Assessment

    Students are asked to take an online language proficiency test to determine their level.  The online test has two parts:

  • Benefit

    You will gain the confidence to work with Spanish-speaking patients. By the end of the program you will have expanded vocabulary for working with patients and you will have a sense for the cultural context of working with patients from Spanish speaking countries.

  • Professional Badges

    The Division of Continuing and International Education’s mission is to empower people to reach their full potential through lifelong and life wide learning.  Graduates of our programs will be able to virtually display a certificate, which showcases their new skillset to prospective employers and professional colleagues.

  • Testimonials

    The class I attended was very well designed with emphasis on mastering basic Spanish and using vocabulary common to medical encounters. The instructors were well experienced teaching novices and paid close individual attention to each student’s vocabulary, pronunciation, writing skill and comprehension. - Dr. M. Omar. Pathology ( Laboratory Medicine) Fellow


    The class is very intense and moves quickly but that you will gain confidence and become a better Spanish speaker. - Kris Hendershot, PGY1 Emergency Medicine