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Intermediate MMS: Intermediate Medical Spanish Course Online

Intermediate MMS: Intermediate Medical Spanish Course Online
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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. Building rapport and trust with patients in Spanish
  2. Understanding patient symptoms in Spanish
  3. Present & present perfect verbs in Spanish
  4. Anatomy in Spanish
  5. Patient medical history in Spanish
  6. Pain & injuries in Spanish
  7. Preterite past tense verbs in Spanish
  8. Imperfect past tense verbs in Spanish
  9. Commands and conditional verbs in Spanish
  10. Conducting physical exams in Spanish
  11. Ordering tests and procedures in Spanish
  12. Direct and indirect object pronouns in Spanish
  13. Discussing diagnosis, treatment plan and discharge instructions in Spanish
  14. Giving anticipatory guidance in Spanish
  15. Scheduling follow-up appointments in Spanish
  16. 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 Common Ground
Reviews 
Rating: 5 out of 5
If anyone is looking for a sign to take this course, this is it! Every student who takes this class will understand why. Rory and Leslie are wonderful instructors who have structured the class very well. They cater to all learning styles - tactile (you can use flashcards and/or dice), auditory with videos and audio of vocab, visual with powerpoint notes, videos, and online flashcards and more! You have the opportunity to participate in class and practice with a language partner outside of class. Rory and Leslie don't only present what to study but HOW to study - poco o poco. They are responsive and engaging and really want to help you reach your medical spanish speaking/reading/comprehension goals. I'm forever grateful for their knowledge and resources. I will continue to take their classes because they have impacted me so much!
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Rating: 5 out of 5
What a great course! If you are motivated to learn and improve your ability to communicate with your patients in Spanish, then this is the course for you. Rory and Leslie are excellent and engaging teachers and have developed a way to help you take the next steps in your journey!
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I thought this was a wonderful CME course. Let's face it...most CME courses are painful to sit through. I really loved this course and learned SO much Spanish in a non-threatening and really entertaining way. Most of the students were other health care providers, so we connected very easily with each other and helped each other out. Rory, Andrea and Stephanie were all excellent instructors. I have been stuck at a certain point in my Spanish journey, and this course helped me to move ahead to a place where I feel comfortable speaking the language. While I won't pretend to be fluent (yet!) I know I can carry on a basic conversation, which has helped me to build a better rapport with my Spanish-speaking patients.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
MMS has proved to be very useful for work in a clinic where most patients speak only Spanish and translators are in short supply. Having the resources to do 80% of the work myself lets me reserve the translators for complicated problems and for end of visit reviews to be sure that there are no misunderstandings. The direct interaction with clients makes for a much warmer and more clinically nuanced visit than doing all work through a third party. It is also much more fun.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
The Mastering Medical Spanish online course links you to resources and concepts that makes you curious and inspired to learn Spanish. The course leads you to practical vocabular, phrases and to build sentences for ease of application.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Just wrapping up the winter/spring session of MMS '21 and it was worth every peso (and more). The structure is very organized and they offer multiple modalities of study to accommodate many different types of learners (audio/visual/writing/listening/games+). It is A LOT of information, but broken down into manageable parts that focuses on what is needed for essential, effective, and rapport building communication with patients. Rory and Leslie are excellent instructors, nice to zoom with a variety of medical professionals nation-wide, and 'class' is enjoyable.Highly recommend and I plan to continue my studies with Common Ground International. Also hope to travel with them some day.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This is such a great course that I have taken it twice! I find one can learn at all levels. The combination of learning methods from video instructions, practice exams and games, practicing with your conversational partner, participating in the class and many more opportunities to learn spanish in the context of one's health care related practice creates and exceptional method of developing proficiency in medical spanish. Rory and Leslie are gifted teachers that can make this experience non intimidating, relevant, accessible, and fun. They have definately mastered (teaching) medical spanish!
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Rating: 5 out of 5
The lesson progression was designed well. Instructors were attentive. And activities provided great practice opportunities.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I really enjoy learning medical Spanish through Common Ground International. Rory and Leslie are very responsive and great teachers, the course is so well organized, and I really feel like I'm learning things that directly help me care for Spanish speaking patients. I look forward to taking more classes through Common Ground as I continue to improve my medical Spanish.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This class has been amazing and exactly what I needed. After years of trying to learn Spanish on my own, I felt as if I could communicate somewhat decently with my patients, but only on very familiar topics/diagnoses that I see very often and in which I can use the same phrases time and time again. I struggled greatly with comprehension and answering specific patient questions that veered from my "go to"phrases. This course has greatly helped with my comprehension and with breaking the rut regarding my spanish learning that I had fallen into. The weekly videos and lessons/notes were extremely helpful in learning more vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammar tips. The weekly live classes were vital in putting everything into practice and getting to speak the language in a stress-free environment. Andrea has been an excellent teacher and so helpful. This has been a great course and I highly recommend it to everyone!
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This course is excellent. Andrea has done a great job of slowing down her presentations a bit to help us capture greater content. At the same time, she has kept it challenging so we grow in our capacity to speak and understand during each lesson. Awesome teacher! Rory's video presentations are clear and most helpful. The notes with excercises are a good fit to the work of both presenters. Highly recommend this course.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This is a great course. It has given me the opportunity to relearn/review/solidify some of the grammar rules that I haven't thought about in a concrete manner in a long time as well as learn some new tips and tricks. I would highly recommend it for someone looking to improve their overall grasp of the language.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
If you have to speak spanish for work, you should take this class. My own self-study was crap compared to what I've learned here. The lessons are practical and specific to the healthcare setting. The instructor, lessons, exercises, and class sessions are excellent. No time is wasted. A recommendation: since patient communication is essential to patient care, you might ask your work if they'll give you comp time and/or pay for the course, even though there's no CME.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This course has been exactly what I was looking for. I'd spent several years piddling along with Duolingo...which did give me some basic concepts but this course has given me the skills I need to use as a family doctor. In addition to the knowledge of medical concepts in Spanish, the kind and supportive attitude of Rory and Leslie have helped me start to gain some confidence in using what I do know. I felt comfortable trying to speak Spanish with a patient today and while it was halting, it was a nice start and my patient was very appreciative of my efforts. I highly recommend this course. If you are on the fence about trying it...just do it...! Carpe diem...not Spanish but my personal motto.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I’ve have enjoyed the MMS class. It’s fun and very helpful.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
If you are looking for a very detailed and attentive instructors, look no further then Mastering Medical Spanish. Every week you meet with your speaking partner and also meet as a group for the live session. Before attending the live session, you watch videos asynchronous about the weeks topics. Rory and Leslie are very knowledge about medical topics and have lots of resources for different specialties. I learned so much about how to appropriately say things to my patient population. I was really impressed how much my classmates and I improved over the 3 month course. I would highly recommend if you have a basic knowledge of Spanish this would be a really good course for you.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This course is exactly what I was hoping for!! The lecture videos, downloadable notes and practice materials all structured to medical themes is an great way to learn Spanish that you can apply at the bedside or in an office setting. Additionally, the course gives cultural insights that are invaluable to understanding and caring for your patients. Rory and Leslie are fun, attentive and encouraging teachers. You won't find a better value for your time and money invested in learning medical Spanish!! It is truly excellent! I'm looking forward to continuing to study with them.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
If you're looking for a fun, fast paced way to expand your medical Spanish, Mastering Medical Spanish is for you! Rory and Leslie maintain a light-hearted and fun interaction with each other and with all their students. They have developed a class that incorporates videos, both physical and virtual flashcards, games and a lot of conversation! I'm so glad I found you, Leslie and Rory!
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Rating: 5 out of 5
What a great spanish class taught by two great teachers! I am a Family Nurse Practitioner and while I no longer work in a facility that requires me to use my spanish speaking skills, I wanted to continue and improve learning spanish. Mastering Medical Spanish allowed me to do this! The sentence structure, much of the vocabulary and grammar taught to us is used in every day conversation. I will continue to follow with them and their curriculum because I believe it will help me achieve my goal to speak spanish with more fluency.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Taking Mastering Medical Spanish has been one of the best choices I’ve made for my career this year. Not only have I learned so many medical and clinical terms, but Rory and Leslie guided us through the nuances of how to interact with all ages. My goal before starting the course was to actually open my mouth and start speaking Spanish at work. As the course progressed, that goal has been met and I’ve actually connected with my patients because they see I want to communicate respectfully with them. Every learning style is addressed to help Spanish ‘stick’ and the live sessions were such a help. Connecting with other professionals across the country and hearing how they apply Spanish was an added bonus. I highly recommend Common Ground International and especially MMS to anyone wanting to improve their clinical Spanish.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I can’t thank Rory and Leslie enough for helping me learn Spanish. Rory and Leslie are amazing teachers who are kind, motivating and encouraging throughout the process. Learning Spanish for the Medical professional has helped grow my confidence in speaking with my patients and more importantly being able to listen to them. I am so happy to have completed this course and am looking forward to continue learning with Rory and Leslie! I recommend this class to all my colleagues.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This course really helped me target the little nuances I need to work on to get to the next level. It was also very motivating to hear the stories of the others in the group and see them improve. I live in a county that was SIP during most of the course. It was so mentally uplifting to see and be able to interact with other virtual faces that weren't my clients or coworkers. Rory and Leslie not only know their stuff, but they create a fun engaging environment every class that promotes improvement.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I have enjoyed the opportunity to speak openly and, albeit, sometimes poorly, in spanish to a group of learners without concern for judgement and where everyone is there to push each other forward. This mentality is embodied in the care and effort Rory and Leslie pour into this program, and they are the reason this works so well!
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This is an excellent class - definitely worth the time and money! I would recommend it to anyone looking to improve their Spanish for medical purposes. It is so nice to have a class centered specifically on clinical aspects. It is so helpful to learn the one-liners that will get you through exams with patients instead of one-liners to get you through a restaurant visit.I also cannot say enough wonderful things about Rory and Leslie. They are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and encouraging.
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Mastering Medical Spanish online course was very helpful and because it is all online, it is easy to work into a busy schedule. The lessons have a great amount of vocabulary that is focused on medical topics with just enough grammar to help you ask your H and P questions when you encounter Spanish speaking patients. Rory and Leslie and very helpful and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this class.
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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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7 responses to “Intermediate MMS: Intermediate Medical Spanish Course Online

Sasa

Hello. I am interested in learning medical Spanish. I am interested in the 13 week online course but I only have a very basic understanding of Spanish. Which course do you recommend for beginners?

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Hi Sasa, thanks for the note! This Mastering Medical Spanish course is a good course for you!

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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