Medical Spanish at UE
If you are a student in nursing, public health, health services administration, exercise science, education, nutrition, biology, chemistry, the Physicians Assistant Program, or the pre-professional health sciences (such as medicine, optometry, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or clinical psychology) consider adding a medical Spanish minor or a Spanish major with a specialization in medical Spanish. The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures offers both programs.
The medical Spanish minor requires 18 credit hours, which includes the following specific courses: SPAN 211, 212, 311, 316, 325, and 350. The Spanish major with a specialization in medical Spanish requires the same Spanish courses previously mentioned as well as FL 420 (an internship abroad) and one of the following courses: COMM 410, EDUC 385, HSA 405, PH 190, PH 195, or SOC 337 in addition to the other requirements for the Spanish major. Please note that FL 420 may be substituted by one of the aforementioned courses.
Both the medical Spanish minor and the major specialization cover medical sciences terminology and concepts, cultural content of Hispanics in the US and of Spanish speaking countries, as well as an introduction to interpreting. Consequently, students are better prepared for careers in medical fields in the US and abroad.