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Mastering Medical Spanish: Online Medical Spanish Course

Mastering Medical Spanish: Online Medical Spanish Course
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This comprehensive online Medical Spanish course helps you gain a wide & deep functioning level of Medical Spanish that allows you to connect with your patients and work with them responsibly.

In this online medical Spanish course you will learn the Spanish you need from meeting and greeting your patient for the very first time to managing follow-up care.

Specifically, here are the lessons included in this online medical Spanish course:

  1. Review and highlights of our pre-course Medical Spanish Masterclass
  2. Building rapport and trust with patients in Spanish
  3. Understanding patient symptoms in Spanish
  4. Present & present perfect verbs in Spanish
  5. Anatomy in Spanish
  6. Patient medical history in Spanish
  7. Pain & injuries in Spanish
  8. Preterite past tense verbs in Spanish
  9. Imperfect past tense verbs in Spanish
  10. Commands and conditional verbs in Spanish
  11. Conducting physical exams in Spanish
  12. Ordering tests and procedures in Spanish
  13. Direct and indirect object pronouns in Spanish
  14. Discussing diagnosis, treatment plan and discharge instructions in Spanish
  15. Giving anticipatory guidance in Spanish
  16. Scheduling follow-up appointments in Spanish
  17. Motivational interviewing in Spanish

Additional Course Details

  • Class instruction is given in 80:20 Spanish:English and students are encouraged to participate as much as possible in Spanish. 
  • Each class session will include a combination of new learning, and lots of practice! The best way to approach it is to be relaxed and not care about making mistakes with the language. So, be ready to relax, experiment, and LEARN SPANISH!
  • Every week, a new lesson will open up for you to watch the instructional videos, take notes, and build your Spanish vocabulary. You will have several days to watch the video lessons and learn the related vocabulary & grammar concepts.
  • Once a week, you will meet online with your classmates for a live practice session on the Zoom video conferencing platform. Your instructor will email you weekly with login details for our live online practice sessions via Zoom.
  • You can use any device you like to login to the zoom practice sessions (computer, tablet, mobile phone). Whichever device you choose to use should be equipped with a video camera and earphones/microphones for reducing background noise on the conference. Get Zoom setup on your device.

Tips for success in this course:

  1. Language learning is both academic and experiential. You will need to memorize new vocabulary, think about how it pulls together to form a complete thought, and PRACTICE!
  2. Study little by little throughout the week in between practice sessions. Don’t try and cram the information the day or morning before your scheduled practice session. Do your best to complete the lesson content at latest 2 days before your practice session and review your notes the day before your practice session.
  3. Download & Print the lesson notes & actually take notes on them during the lesson videos. The more you physically write this content out, the easier it is to learn it.
  4. Give special attention to the vocabulary delivered throughout this course. Study it Span>Eng & Eng>Span before you move on. Use quizlet or write your own flashcards out.
  5. ALWAYS attend the live practice sessions whether you finished the lesson or not. Academic knowledge of a language is pretty useless if you’ve never taken the time to practice it.
  6. Study for your quizzes like any other test you would take – that will allow you to focus on the actual questions and tasks to complete during the quiz instead of being distracted by not knowing certain vocabulary, etc.

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Mastering Medical Spanish with Rory and Leslie
Reviews 
Rating: 5 out of 5
Thanks Rory and Leslie, for getting back to me in a timely manner.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Mastering Medical Spanish (MMS) is what I have been searching for for years. It structures your learning into themed lesson plans with appropriate vocabulary & grammar to address specific aspects of your conversations with patients. The course begins with you identifying your 5 most common patient types (specific diseases, procedures, etc.) and focusing on what you need to get through a full encounter in Spanish. With Intercambio up and running, you can partner with a native Spanish speaker to work on pronunciation and listening skills. Rory & Leslie are fun and engaging teachers, and the breakout sessions provide a great opportunity to put what you've been working on into practice. To get the most out of this course, be prepared to put some time into it - depending on your starting level of Spanish, about 3-6 hours a weeks. I strongly recommend this course.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
If you are looking for a Spanish glass with a teacher that is extremely available and invested in your learning this program is for you. I have taken 4 classes with common ground International and went to Ecuador with a group last fall. The last class I took was the Mastering Medical Spanish online via Zoom. This class gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace and have the opportunity for real one-on-one conversation with people from around the world as well as weekly group classes. Every week there is a new focus on structure/conjugation/etc. with new medical vocab words. I could take the things I was learning directly to work and practice with my patients. I also had the opportunity to focus my learning on my specialty. Highly recommend this class and any other classes Common Ground International International provides.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I have been taking many courses and done 3 immersion programs with Common Ground International and I am never disappointed. Rory and Leslie are both exceptional teachers and responsive to feedback and will make changes as they get input to meet students' needs. My Spanish speaking and comprehension skills have improved dramatically over the years that I have worked with Common Ground and Rory and Leslie get credit for helping me achieve that. The Mastering Medical Spanish online course could not have come at a more perfect time with everything in this world having to go remote due to the corona virus. Rory did a masterful job of presenting over Zoom and making interactive learning materials available to enhance our learning. The conversation portion has also been very helpful with native Spanish speakers from Latin American countries partnering with English speaking students.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I could not recommend this course enough. It is filled with tons of practical knowledge and you can start practicing Spanish with your patients from the first lesson. Leslie and Rory provide excellent support and have such a positive energy. I am so glad I took this course but I still have a lot of work ahead as learning a new language is not something that you can master in 3 months. Now, I understand my patients and can catch if the interpreter in my clinic is not saying what I said. Highly recommend.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Highly recommend. Rory and Leslie are fantastic teachers and if you put in the time and effort, you will improve your medical spanish.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I've been on & off with my Medical Spanish studies for several years. I have to complete 20 CE hours every 2 years and end up with one or two hours of Spanish for nurses. I occasionally volunteer in a clinic with many Spanish speakers and I decided I could do better. When I started searching for something online, I came across the Video Viernes. I found that I benefited from the techniques. I signed up for the MMS course to receive a very structured course that involved a routine of lessons and conversation. I'm continuing with the intercambio to further my conversation skills. Thanks Common Ground International.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I highly recommend this course. There are videos with downloadable powerpoint notes and an app called Quizlet which qizzes you on the material. We had an hour live session with Rory weekly where we reviewed the week's material and practiced speaking with each other in chat rooms with Rory's guidance. The content is comprehensive and well-presented. Rory created a very supportive environment. By the end of the course I felt a lot better about speaking spanish. The course also provides a section where you can post your availability and find someone to practice spanish with during the week. I was lucky to connect with an M.D. in Washington state and we still practice.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I really enjoyed the Mastering Medical Spanish online Class. It was a great format and I look forward to taking more of their classes in the future as I have more to learn!
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5 responses to “Mastering Medical Spanish: Online Medical Spanish Course

Becca

Can you send registration information, prices etc.? My work will pay for it but I have to get all of the details to submit to them at least 1 month before the course.

Can the lessons be accessed on our time or are they scheduled?

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Hey Becca, thanks for the note! Yes the lessons are available for you to view and work through on your own time. The live practice sessions are scheduled (of course) and they meet routinely on Tuesdays (morning session or evening session). We offer MMS 2x/year (February – May) & (Sept – Dec). I’ll make sure you’re on the list so you get details as we release them. Cheers,

Christy Ernull
Christy Ernull

Hi Rory,
I am logged in, but can’t access the MMS lesson. I cleared my browser in Chrome and re-started my computer, but that didn’t seem to help.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Hey Christy, yes this is a known problem for some users. I’ve reset your course access now. Please try again and let me know if you can get started!

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Hey Sylvia, that was my mistake – it should be fixed now. Try logging out and back in again.

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