MD Program

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1187 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone:(319) 353-5762
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • Medical Spanish Program 

    Medical Spanish Program Photo The Global Programs Office is proud to present our Medical Spanish Program during both the Fall and Spring Semesters on Sunday afternoons. In these sessions, we will work on mastering practical spoken Spanish in its cultural context. Our goal is to use the language strategically, to accomplish objectives and resolve conflicts, in culturally accurate circumstances using appropriate vocabulary. Class activities will help you to:

    • develop the ability to maintain a conversation, handle common situations in Spanish and negotiate differences of opinion related to general life and medical situations.
    • enhance your fluency
    • acquire confidence in using your Spanish with patients
    • expand your vocabulary
    • acquire information about life, problems and current trends in the Hispanic world
    • develop sensitivity to Hispanic traditions and customs 

    We will offer 6 weekly sessions each semester.  The sessions will begin again in October 2013. Participants need to commit to participate in a minimum of 5 sessions in order to enroll each semester. Two sections are offered- one for advanced beginners/intermediate proficiency and a second for intermediate/ advanced proficiency. There is  no fee for the program.

    This program is limited to UI medical students.

    If you are interested in pursuing this program, please email  Stephanie Whitlock. We will announce the call for registration through email in early September.