Intensive Medical Spanish Program

This Medical Spanish Program is available to new residents and fellows at Jackson Health System only. The content of this course will focus on clinically relevant medical Spanish and the medical interview and physical examination. It can include:

  • General language skills with oral/aural, vocabulary, and grammar skill development. 
  • Crucial verbs: ser/estar, llamarse/llamar, sentirse/sentir, doler.
  • Basic anatomy, chief complaints, side effects, instructions
  • Pronunciation, vocabulary, fluency/pacing, 
  • Roleplaying
Enrollment with the permission of the department only. Participants will be required to take a written and oral test for placement purposes.  

The Medical Spanish program is offered one time annually during the summer at the request of Jackson Hospital to first-year medical fellows and residents (recent MD graduates) who are doing their residencies at Jackson. 

Participants are required to take a written and oral test for placement purposes.