Nutrition and Rural Medicine in Latin America

Sites: INTNL
Director(s): Nicte Mejia, Rose Molina
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Offered in October
Location: INTL - Institution outside of the US (41)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: This intensive medical Spanish course emphasizes conversational skills and the vocabulary necessary in conducting a physical examination and taking a medical history in Spanish. It is designed to prepare students for ME518M.41, a two-month clinical clerkship at one of various sites in Latin America. The course will also prepare students to interview Spanish speaking patients in the United States. Beginner and intermediate students are eligible. The course requires attendance 9 am to 4 pm, five days per week. It takes place at the TMEC. Attendance is required at all sessions. After an initial week of intensive classwork and drill exercises, one-on-one practice sessions with individual instructors will take place in the afternoons. Seminars and case discussions conducted in Spanish will supplement class discussions. Students are expected to re-schedule other commitments in order to attend all sessions. Evening preparation for the following day requires one to two hours. Guest speakers will include HMS faculty and former participants in ME518M.41. Enrollment is limited to 24; students enrolled in ME518M.41 will be given preference.
Grade Criteria:
Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory
Attendance to all sessions is required. Students must make arrangements to reschedule other commitments.
Unauthorized absence or failure to complete the course