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Medical Spanish Course Offerings

Medical Spanish Course Offerings for Fall 2013

The School of Medicine will be offering two courses for Medical Spanish in the fall.  Details for each course, including descriptions and registration information, are below.  Please read this information carefully.  Contact the Registrar’s Office at 410-614-4885 if you have additional questions concerning the registration process.

Contact the instructor, Sarah Dutton, via e-mail at with questions concerning course content.


ME:800.710- Beginning Spanish for Medical Personnel

You know Spanish speaking patients are everywhere, and you want to be able to communicate, but you think you don't have the time to learn?  You understand how important a role culture plays and wish you had a fun and interactive way to increase your knowledge?  Then this is the class for you!  This course is for students who have no background in Spanish language and begins at the very beginning.  We build basic language at the same time as medical terminology with cultural competence woven throughout.

Class runs from September 5 through December 19 on Thursdays from 5:30pm to 7:20pm in Armstrong 326. Graded Pass/Fail.


ME:800.712 - Intermediate Medical Spanish for Medical Personnel

¿Hablas español?  Do you wish there was a place that you could speak Spanish comfortably while learning meaningful and applicable medical terminology?  Would you like to learn more about the culture that influences Latino patients’ healthcare behaviors and decision-making?  Then this is the class for you!  This course is a workshop format designed to provide you with weekly practice in speaking and conversing while supplying a review and explanation of simple and complex Spanish grammar and general vocabulary.  This course also includes an opportunity to shadow interpreters as they work directly with patients. 

Class runs from September 5 through December 19 on Thursdays from 7:30pm to 9:20pm in Armstrong, Room 326.  Graded Pass/Fail.



 Medical Students and Graduate Students: Complete a Change of Schedule form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.  Medical students will not receive elective credit toward their graduation requirement for this course.  The course will appear on transcripts.

Medical and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will not be assessed additional tuition for these courses.


School of Medicine Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows and Staff:  Complete a special student registration form at the Registrar’s Office.  Faculty and staff registrations require approved tuition remission forms submitted at the time of registration.  Each course carries 2 academic credits, tuition amount is $3050 per course.  Please be aware of the tuition remission plan requirement that faculty and staff will be responsible for tuition costs for courses not completed (withdrawn from or dropped after deadline).

 Registration is limited for both courses.  The Registrar’s Office will notify you before the first class meeting if you are NOT enrolled, and will establish a wait list at that time. 


Other Registrants:  Payment is due to the School of Medicine at the time of registration.

 Add/Drop Policy:   No adds or drops will be accepted after the second class meeting.

 Grading Policy:  You may not register for audit.


Spring Offerings:  We anticipate the following courses will be made available for the Spring 2013 semester.  Details regarding registration will be posted when scheduling is confirmed.

             ME:800.711 – Advanced Beginning Spanish for Medical Personnel (Second Semester)

            ME:800.712 - Intermediate Spanish for Medical Personnel (Second Semester)


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147 Edward D. Miller Research Building


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