Course Catalog

 
30-405 VISITING ELECTIVE IN MEDICAL SPANISH & CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP
Department FAMILY & COMMUNITY MEDICINE Campus Other
Course Type(s) Visiting Elective Facility
Course Director MARIA ELENA GUALLPA Enrollment Limit 99
Contact Marla M Ferguson Enrollment Minimum 1
Email mmfergus@uab.edu Address VH 107, zip 0019
Phone (205) 934-3821 Fax 205-943-8724
Weeks
Normally Offered

See Offering Dates
1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 18-21, 22-25, 28-31, 32-35, 36-39, 40-43, 45-48, 49-52
Prerequisites * * * WRITTEN APPROVAL REQUIRED * * * Must be a fourth year medical student. Internal Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rural Medicine AI, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description The Cachamsi Medical Spanish Institute provides an educational experience for medical students, residents and attending physicians where their communication skills are greatly enhanced to assess, examine and treat Spanish-speaking patients in the United States. Communication skills are taught by immersing the student/participant in a structured, well organized program where clinical experience, didactic classes and extracurricular activities are integrated so the student/participant may achieve a significant improvement in his/her clinical skills, cross-cultural medicine knowledge, and medical Spanish language usage. The student will be oriented the first day and will be given his/her four-week hospital/clinic schedule. They will also take a pre-program test to evaluate their knowledge of the Spanish language and its use within the clinical context. The student will attend daily morning rounds and patient care clinics during the morning and early afternoon hours. During the late afternoon the student will have a two-hour didactic lecture/discussion session covering medical Spanish contents.
Where To Report Determined by host program or institution.
Requirements Students will participate in daily rounds at the hospital or clinic properly supervised by an attending physician. Rotations may be in internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, complementary medicine, Andean indigenous medicine, or rural general medicine. Students will attend daily classes to expand their vocabulary in colloquial Spanish, improve their fluidity when evaluating and treating a Spanish speaking patient, and expand their knowledge of cross cultural medicine.
Evaluation The student will have at least forty hours of clinical, hands on experience and didactic interaction per week. At the end of the rotation the student will take a post-program evaluation to assess his/her achievement. Throughout the four weeks the student will be given daily feedback on his/her behavior, attendance, and progress. This feedback will be given by the attending physician of the service they are rotating, Cachamsi's on site director, and the language professors.
Notes THIS IS A STUDENT DESIGNED VISITING ELECTIVE IN MEDICAL SPANISH.