Medical Interviewing in Spanish
This elective allows students to improve their abilities to communicate with Spanish speaking patients. Students meet in groups with standardized patients and trained medical interpreters to practice interviewing skills. Students self evaluate into 3 groups; beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
- The beginner group has 45 minutes of grammar instruction, followed by 45 minutes of practicing interviewing skills with a standardized patient and interpreter.
- Intermediate students spend the first hour practicing interviewing, and spend the last 30 minutes receiving grammar instruction.
- The advanced group spends the entire 1 ½ hour practicing interviewing skills.
Students also attend 2 cultural sessions during the course of the academic year, and must spend 1 hour shadowing and interpreter in a clinical setting.
Note students must have some knowledge of Spainish; this elective can not be taken as a beginning Spainsh course.
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