The best resources to Learn Medical Spanish for the healthcare is Common Ground International! Since 2001 we've been providing Spanish training and language services that help Spanish-only patients connect with their healthcare providers. Patients understand their conditions and treatment options, and receive better quality care because the medical team they're working with can speak their language.
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Why learn medical Spanish?
Because it makes a huge difference in the lives of your Spanish only patients when you can connect with them in their language (even if you only know basic medical Spanish phrases). Additionally, there are more reasons to learn medical Spanish in Colorado (and across the USA):
- First of all, you can physically see the sighs of relief when you use your medical Spanish with patients to establish a positive rapport and understand their situation.
- Secondly, you have more confidence and insight on patient conversations when using your interpreters because you know some basic medical Spanish and common medical Spanish phrases for high frequency ideas that you need to communicate.
- Additionally, many nursing jobs prefer candidates with some level of bilingualism, and most nursing schools don’t have space in their schedules to provide medical Spanish courses.
- Finally, Common Ground’s Spanish teachers are extremely engaging and fun to learn medical Spanish with, so our courses are low-stress and high-impact.
We regularly publish free downloads or sample lesson so that you can learn Spanish for healthcare on your own. A lot of the emphasis is on proper vocabulary with these learning tools, but we also touch on useful and high frequency grammar activities for your use with Spanish-only patients. Check it out when you have a minute!
We work hard to help you learn medical Spanish. For example, we write articles and language tips to help you navigate the responsible use of Spanish with your patients. In fact, many of the blog posts are “Video Viernes” free medical Spanish lessons. Additionally, we address frequently asked questions and common mistakes that students make in our Spanish for healthcare courses.
The best medical Spanish books and study resources for anyone in healthcare looking to learn medical Spanish. We have curated a list of resources that we approve of and believe are useful to you. Furthermore, our books help you in your endeavor to learn more Spanish for your clinical work with patients.
A new certification for the healthcare industry is coming soon. This bilingual certification for healthcare reduces costs and improves the quality of care that Spanish-only patients receive. This is an advanced level certification because it blends Spanish fluidity and accuracy with cultural savvy and assesses your ability to do your job in Spanish. This is a certification for clinical staff, not administrative staff.
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We offer Beginning to Advanced level medical Spanish Courses in the Denver, CO area. We generally start courses in the months of September, January, & April. Each of these Spanish for healthcare courses are focused on teaching you essential vocabulary at your current level. Our goal isn’t that you would speak perfectly, however we want you to learn medical Spanish and use it responsibly in everyday medical and clinical settings.
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Live-taught and pre-packaged online medical Spanish courses open for registration. Our live-taught online medical Spanish Courses are taught by our instructors abroad so that you have conversations with native speakers. And our pre-packaged courses are taught by our senior medical Spanish instructor, Rory Foster.
We open our immersion trips to healthcare workers and students of all Spanish levels trying to learn medical Spanish. We help you gain proficiency in Spanish so that you can give back to local communities in need. Immersion trips currently run 2 times a year in Central and South America (Costa Rica & Ecuador). Dates are February-March and June-July, so you choose what works best for you! These are not clinically focused medical missions because we want you to use Spanish in a wide variety of contexts. Our focus is on language proficiency development while we deliver community and public health outreach to local communities in need.
Turnkey medical Spanish courses for universities and healthcare programs wanting to integrate Spanish for healthcare into their curriculum. Firstly, these courses can be credit bearing or non credit bearing, pass/fail or graded courses. Secondly, all of our faculty have graduate degrees in Spanish or a related healthcare field. Therefore, we are well-equipped to become an integral component of your faculty.
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Medical Spanish Placement Test: The perfect way to find out which course is best suited for your current Spanish level. This is an online placement test that assesses your knowledge of Spanish in everyday healthcare contexts. This test doesn’t assess your ability to speak, because we are more interested in knowing what you know in Spanish, in order to place you in a course. First we place you in the right class, then we help you improve your speaking. That’s why we ask you to take this test – so we can place you in the most appropriate Spanish for healthcare course that helps you learn at your level.
These medical Spanish courses are perfect for Nurses, Doctors, PAs, PTs, Nutritionists, and other healthcare workers with a clinical focus who want to learn medical Spanish terminology.
In every session you will practice common patient scenarios with other like-minded healthcare workers under the guidance of professional instructors trained in teaching Spanish as a second language.
A few quick notes about our courses to Learn Medical Spanish:
- These courses are more than medical terminology courses because we teach you how to communicate in Spanish with your Spanish-only patients.
- Most employers are reimbursing course tuition for these medical Spanish courses, so don’t forget to ask your supervisor or employer!
- A certificate of completion will be issued to every student who attends at least 75% of the class meetings, so come to class!
- Nursing CEU credits are included at no additional cost, so be sure to attend your class meetings in order to successfully complete the course!
Read the medical Spanish course descriptions below in order to find the course that fits your level and format best! If you need help selecting the best level for you – take this Spanish placement test.
Beginning 1 Medical Spanish in Denver & Aurora Colorado
Start using your new Spanish vocabulary after your first night! This Beginning I Medical Spanish Course helps you learn medical Spanish basics so that you get comfortable with medical Spanish phrases and medical Spanish vocabulary. You will learn greetings and goodbyes, patient introductions, basic interview skills, common cold and flu symptoms, body parts, pain and injuries, vital signs, basic medical vocabulary, numbers, telling time and units of measure. If you’re a beginner, this is a great place to start learning!
This Medical Spanish course is great for students who…
- Have little or no experience with Spanish–OR
- Aren’t currently using their Spanish because they have never been comfortable enough to try and use the Spanish language they know.
- Know a little general Spanish, however would like to start learning Medical Spanish vocabulary and phrases.
I have learned an extensive amount of medical vocabulary. I feel that I can communicate with Spanish speaking patients. With simple conversations, I am now able to meet my patients’ needs without having to use the interpreter phone.
Beginning 2 Medical Spanish in Denver & Aurora Colorado
If you are beyond needing to learn basic medical Spanish, then join the Beginning 2 class and take your Spanish to the next level! The Beginning II course is a continuation of Beginning I, so it’s a great place to start learning if you already have some experience with Spanish. We will bring you to a point of further knowledge and comfort with the Spanish language in the medical context. You will begin with a review of Beginning I material such as common cold and flu symptoms and how to talk about pain and body parts using present tense verbs.
Then you will learn how to take a family medical history, give pharmacy and dosing instructions for common medications as well as explaining their possible side effects, and learn how to recommend lifestyle changes regarding diet and nutrition, including special diets for patients. You will review regular and irregular present tense verb conjugations, learn preterit tense verbs, and speaking about the future.
Great for students who…
- Maybe have some high school experience with Spanish –OR-
- Can get through a basic interaction with patients but really need to focus on some grammar and specific medical vocabulary to help be more efficient.
- Know the present tense and are able to use it but get lost when it comes to past tense.
- Completed Beginning I
The course was very laid back and non-intimidating which made it easy to ask questions. Also, the material that was covered was relevant to my profession.
Intermediate 1 Medical Spanish in Denver Colorado
Increase your Medical Spanish proficiency! The Intermediate I course is appropriate for students with some significant Spanish experience. So if you’ve already been learning medical Spanish on the job or studying medical Spanish, this may be a good class for you. We assume you are comfortable with present tense verbs, and have studied the past tense before. For the first few weeks we will review basic body parts and internal organs, symptoms, pain. We will also review the pharmacy (giving patient instructions and side effects), and diet and nutrition (recommending certain diets). You will then learn how to conduct a physical exam in Spanish, how to explain tests and procedures to patients, and how to take a detailed medical history.
Grammar topics will include strengthening how you communicate in the past tense with patients, learning how to give commands, and learning how to use direct and indirect object pronouns.
Great for students who…
- Are very comfortable with the present tense, are pretty comfortable with the past tense. Maybe had a few years in high school.
- Currently speak Spanish as much as possible with your patients.
- Want to focus on learning medical vocabulary & get a lot of time to practice in the classroom setting.
- Completed Beginning II
I liked how the information was relevant and the interactions helped us learn the material better.”
Intermediate Medical Spanish Semester Course
You already speak medical Spanish relatively fluidly, but you need to fine tune your medical Spanish terminology! The Intermediate II course is a continuation of Intermediate I. It’s also a great place to start if you already feel comfortable with medical Spanish vocabulary and can speak Spanish well using present, past tense, and the command form of verbs. Course content will include a comprehensive review of medical vocabulary, patient interviewing skills, and verbs. You will focus in on topics such as the Physical Exam, learning how to take a complete Medical History, talking about hospitalizations, dentistry and mental health, as well as pediatrics and maternity.
Grammar topics included are, an introduction to the subjunctive, using direct and indirect object pronouns, commands and the imperfect and preterit verb tenses. You will also have the opportunity to give a presentation in Spanish to the class about a specific topic that relates to your patients and/or specialization.
Great for students who…
- Consider themselves very proficient with Spanish, but need to focus on more medical terminology
- Currently use Spanish all the time with patients.
- Want to focus on medical vocabulary & get a lot of time to practice in the classroom setting.
- Completed Intermediate I
I loved this course. I had such a good time. Learning was pertinent and intriguing. I was able to apply what I was learning in the hospital.
Medical Spanish Certification Prep Courses
Medical Spanish Certification Prep Course
The Medical Spanish Certification Prep class helps healthcare professionals and students prepare for medical Spanish competency testing. This course is intended to help you successfully pass your organization’s Qualified Bilingual Spanish or other 3rd party tests. These test verify language competency and the responsible use of Medical Spanish with patients. Therefore, this course focuses heavily on proper medical terminology and professional tone in Spanish.
This is not a formal healthcare interpreters training course – however we will be training you in accuracy for oral interpretation, written translations and sight translations. This is the right course for those who are wanting to gain medical Spanish “certification” or approval from their employer. Many students will receive bonuses from their employers for successfully passing their language competency testing.
In this course you can expect to:
- Improve your listening comprehension of native speakers
- Increase your speed and improve your accuracy using high level grammar
- Increase your accuracy when converting oral and written language
- Expand your understanding of subtle nuances in general vocabulary and medical Spanish terminology
- Expand your precision and accuracy with medical Spanish vocabulary in your everyday work contexts
My medical Spanish instructor was entertaining, patient, and explained things well. I really enjoyed the different learning activities.
Intensive Medical Spanish & Local Immersion Courses
A few different times a year, we offer intensive medical Spanish classes. These courses are usually similar in content to the medical Spanish courses described above, but packaged and delivered in an intensive format. Instead of meeting for 1.5 hours a week, these intensive medical Spanish courses will meet for extended periods of time, and often multiple days in a week. If we are actively registering any intensive medical Spanish course, you will find them listed on our courses page.
A few of our standard intensive medical Spanish courses are:
Weekend intensive courses to learn medical Spanish: These courses usually meet on Friday and Saturday (sometimes Sundays as well) for a total of 12 hours. Therefore, these courses are the ideal format for bringing medical Spanish courses to your community that is located outside of the Denver Metro area. If you’d like to invite Common Ground to teach a weekend intensive medical Spanish course in your community, we’d be happy to work with you! Please Contact Us to get the process started.
Local immersion courses to learn medical Spanish: Since 2008 Common Ground has been offering local Medical Spanish immersion courses to healthcare students who are unable to travel on our international rotations in Costa Rica. These local immersion rotations include intensive medical Spanish courses and precepted local clinical placements that guarantee Spanish speaking patients. While these are “for credit” courses though local healthcare training programs, but the class portion is also open to public registration. We usually meet for 3-4 hours several mornings a week for the course of a month.
Please see the Our Courses Page for any medical Spanish intensives that are currently open to the public for registration.
It was fun to show up and use my right brain! The course was very conversational- different than any other Spanish course I have taken.
Introduction to Interpreting Spanish in Healthcare
Spanish Medical Interpreter Training
This interpreter training course has 2 primary objectives. Firstly, to help students prepare for the nationally recognized Bridging the Gap interpreter training course. And secondly, to help students prepare for the national certification as a Spanish interpreter in healthcare.
In this medical Spanish interpreter training course you will:
- Primarily, improve your Spanish medical terminology and the English equivalents needed for precise interpreting
- Secondly, refine your tone and register levels in Spanish & English to ensure that you’re communicating appropriately with varied audiences
- Thirdly, learn concentration and memorization tricks to interpret with higher accuracy
- Fourthly, practice interpreting Spanish in a variety of common clinical and customer service scenarios to gain confidence as a Spanish interpreter in healthcare
- Additionally, learn and commit to abide by the national standards of practice for interpreting in healthcare
- Finally, learn and commit to abide by the national code of ethics for interpreting in healthcare
Please see the Our Courses Page for any medical Spanish interpreter training courses that are currently open to the public for registration.
Btw: If you’re working on learning Spanish for your healthcare career, we have the medical Spanish you need!
Medical Spanish Classes in Colorado
FAQs – Medical Spanish courses in Colorado
Do I have to start at the Beginning I level of Medical Spanish courses if I already know some Spanish?
No, and actually we don’t advise that you take a course lower than your grammar and communication ability. Even if your medical Spanish vocabulary needs work, we suggest that you join the class based on your grammar. We prefer that you start with a level that is better suited to your knowledge of Spanish (vs ability). This gives you the opportunity to practice in class and improve your ability to match your knowledge. If you need help figuring our your level as it relates to our courses, take this placement test and we’ll give you our recommendation.
How do I know which level of Medical Spanish course is the best for me?
Review our course descriptions found on this Medical Spanish page, and that should help. If you’re still uncertain about what course is best for you, take this placement test and we’ll give you our recommendation.
Are there any tests in these medical Spanish courses?
Not usually. Sometimes when we’re offering a medical Spanish course for a university program there are some quizzes in the course for grading purposes, but there is no nasty final to worry about.
What if my schedule changes and I can’t finish the medical Spanish course?
Not a problem. We are happy to transfer your registration (or a pro-rated amount of your registration) to another course. In this case, there is just a $25 transfer fee to postpone and transfer your registration. If another night of the week works better for you, we can switch your class. There is no additional cost or fees to change classes during a session. We don’t offer refunds for your registration in most circumstances. However, if you have an extenuating circumstance, feel free to give us a call and we’ll work out a fair solution with you.
Is there university credit offered for these medical Spanish courses?
There is if you’re a university student, and your program has contracted directly with us to offer you an elective medical Spanish course. Most of our public medical Spanish courses are not university accredited. However, they are all CEU accredited for nurses and the Beginning I and Beginning II level courses are typically CME accredited for MD’s, PA’s and NP’s (additional fees apply).
Can you host your medical Spanish courses at my hospital/clinic?
Absolutely, all we need to do is arrange room space through the appropriate channels at your healthcare facility. Then we’ll work with you to help spread the word amongst your co-workers to get a Medical Spanish course started.
Do your medical Spanish courses certify me to be an interpreter?
No, and you’ll actually sign a student agreement that states you understand that these regularly scheduled Medical Spanish courses are not interpreter training courses. Our courses are meant to be communicative in nature, and help you establish a better working relationship with your patients. That being said, medical Spanish interpreting is a completely different field, which still uses Spanish of course, but requires a very different skill set.
Most local hospitals have a department in place for its interpreters and have their own standards for what it takes to become an interpreter at that location. Speak with your HR department about your interpreting goals if you’re interested in becoming a Medical Spanish interpreter. We’ll of course be happy to help you improve your Spanish toward that goal. However keep in mind that being an interpreter requires much more professional skill and knowledge than just being bilingual.
I want to take an upcoming Medical Spanish course, but I can’t afford the full payment up front, can I break up my payments to you?
Of course! We ask that at a minimum you make a $100 deposit to reserve your space in an upcoming course. We’re happy to work out a payment plan with you for the remaining balance that fits your work and paycheck schedule. Unfortunately the online registration system doesn’t allow you to make partial payments…so just call the office and we’ll work with you (303) 684-5557.
I can’t take a Medical Spanish course now, but I want to make sure that I keep receiving your information about upcoming courses, how can I get on your mailing list?
Easy, fill out this form here and we’ll loop you into our medical Spanish communications…
Would you ever consider customizing a Medical Spanish course for a particular specialty?
Of course, we customize Medical Spanish courses all the time for groups of healthcare workers that all work in the same field. Give us a call, and we’ll work with you to tailor a Medical Spanish course that fits your needs and current Spanish level specifically.
When is your next medical Spanish session in Colorado?
Typically we offer semester courses in the fall and spring semesters. We also offer 8-week courses in the fall and spring. The fall session is usually mid September – mid November. The spring session is early March – late April. Contact us if you’d like to be added to our email list and receive regular class schedule updates!
Common Ground’s Medical Spanish classes are accredited for nursing CE credit on a per-hour basis. However, students must attend at a minimum 75% of the course to receive a certificate and related Continuing Education credit. Additional fees apply if requesting CME credit, and request must be made upon registration.
Usual Class Locations: University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus), Denver Health Medical Center, The Medical Center of Aurora, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center, Lakewood Kaiser Permanente, Rock Creek Kaiser Permanente, Community Hospital (Grand Junction), Medical Center of the Rockies (Loveland).
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Free Medical Spanish Lessons & Terminology Downloads. Our goal is to help you improve your Spanish for free, so please use and share these free tools to learn Spanish terminology…
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We have packaged up free medical Spanish lessons just for you, so we hope you enjoy them! Some months we’ll publish free Spanish lessons every week. However, other months when we’re on medical Spanish immersion, we publish less content. Enjoy, and additionally, don’t for get to share with your colleagues!
Mental Health Conversations in Spanish
In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to have Mental Health Conversations in Spanish with your patients: Conversaciones sobre salud mental. Here is the Mental Health Conversations in Spanish lesson that I taught to the Facebook group: Download the Mental Health in Spanish Notes TODAY In this free Spanish Medical…
192 Must Know Spanish Verbs for Healthcare
Verbs are the glue that stick all of your Spanish vocabulary together and allow you to string together complete thoughts in Spanish. In this lesson you will learn 192 essential verbs for Spanish communication in clinical settings. Here is the 192 Must-Know Spanish Verbs for Healthcare lesson that I taught to the Facebook…
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension conversations in Spanish
In this free Medical Spanish lesson, you will learn how to have high blood pressure and hypertension conversations in Spanish: Presión alta e hipertensión. Here is the High Blood Pressure and Hypertension conversations in Spanish that I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get…
Media Use in Children and Adolescents – Anticipatory Guidance in Spanish
In this free Medical Spanish lesson, you will learn how to talk about media use amongst children and adolescents in Spanish: Consumo de medios, tiempo de pantalla y redes sociales. In this lesson, I teach you how to discuss the following in Spanish: Common social media, TV and screen time vocabulary. Risks…
Smoking, Vaping & Tobacco Cessation in Spanish
In this free Medical Spanish lesson, you will learn how to talk about smoking, vaping, and tobacco cessation in Spanish: Fumar, vapear y dejar de usar tabaco. In this lesson you will learn: Tobacco-related vocabulary Tobacco risks for unborn babies Tobacco risks for babies and children Risk factors to start using tobacco…
Motivational Interviewing in Spanish
The first thing to learn is the different terms used in English and Spanish: Motivational Interview is Intervención Motivacional. In some Spanish speaking regions is also acceptable to say Entrevista Motivacional. These intervenciones motivacionales help people to control and talk through their own behaviors in order to be able to improve their…
Weight Loss and Management – Anticipatory Guidance in Spanish
In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to talk about weight loss and management anticipatory guidance in Spanish: Orientación temprana para controlar peso y evitar obesidad. Last week, we started this “Orientación temprana” topic talking about anticipatory guidance for diabetes. This week, we talk about weight loss and management…
Giving Spanish Anticipatory Guidance in Diabetes
In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to cover the main details about anticipatory guidance in diabetes – and doing it in Spanish: Orientación temprana para diabetes. In this free medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to give anticipatory guidance in diabetes and discuss the following: How to…
2 Medical Spanish Pronunciation Rules to help you ACE medical Spanish words
In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn two easy rules for making sure you’re pronouncing medical Spanish words properly. These 2 medical Spanish pronunciation rules apply to all Spanish words as well, and they’re especially great for all of you learners who are learning new vocabulary through self-study with your…
Learn Medical Spanish – Taking Family Medical History in Spanish
Family Medical histories in Spanish are an important aspect of gaining a patient’s complete medical history. In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn: Vocabulary for family members in Spanish Additional vocabulary for hereditary illnesses in Spanish Common questions regarding family history in Spanish Here is the Medical Spanish lesson on…
Learn Medical Spanish – 7 Easy Phrases for Communicating Treatment Plans in Spanish
In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn 7 easy phrases for communicating treatment plans in Spanish and being able to talk about them with your Latino patients. These 7 easy phrases include: Talking about future plans Explaining steps or instructions the patient must take Explaining things the patient has to…
7 Medical Spanish uses for PARA in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson teaches you 7 Medical Spanish uses for PARA in Spanish: ¿Para qué sirve PARA? 🙂 Last week, we learned how to use POR, so now it’s time to learn how to use PARA in Spanish in the medical setting, so that you can speak confidently with your Spanish…
6 Medical Spanish Uses for POR in Spanish
If you are not a native Spanish speaker, I’m sure 100% sure that you sometimes have to guess about whether you should use Para or Por in Spanish. In this lesson I help you figure out when to use POR in Spanish as we focus on using por in the medical setting.…
Tener Expressions – 13 Things You ARE in English but HAVE in Medical Spanish Contexts
This Free Medical Spanish lesson teaches you 13 Tener expressions, so that you know when to use HAVE in Spanish vs BE in English. These 13 tener expressions are used in everyday spoken language. However, the problem is that sometimes we just translate them literally into Spanish and they don’t make any…
Top 10 Prescription Medications Described in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson teaches you how to talk about the top 10 prescription medications described in Spanish: Top 10 medicamentos recetados descritos en español. In this medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to explain what each prescription medication is, their functions, how to take them and their side effects. Here…
Learn Medical Spanish – How to Explain Top 10 Hospital Procedures in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson teaches you how to explain the top 10 hospital procedures in Spanish to your Spanish speaking patients: 10 procedimientos hospitalarios más comunes. For each procedure, I discuss what the procedure is for. In this medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to explain the following hospital procedures in…
Medical Spanish Conditional Verbs and Patient Conversations
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning how to use Medical Spanish conditional verbs during conversations with patients: Verbos condicionales en español médico para conversar con los pacientes. The conditional tense helps you sound more pleasant when giving instructions and making requests in Spanish. In this medical Spanish lesson you will learn:…
Learn Medical Spanish – Numbers, Dates & Vital Signs in Spanish for Patient Intake Forms
This free Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning how to express numbers, dates and vital signs in Spanish: Números, fechas y signos vitales en español. Numbers in Spanish form an integral part of the basic patient intake, and it’s crucial to be able to understand large numbers for checking patients in. In…
Learn Medical Spanish – Patient Intake Questions in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning how to ask Patient Intake Questions and talk through patient intake information in Spanish: Preguntas para Ingresar al Paciente. In this lesson you’ll notice that talking through basic patient demographic information on your intake forms requires a good command of numbers and requires special focus…
Learn Medical Spanish – How to ask “Have You Ever…?” questions to your patients in Spanish
Have you ever is a great phrase that gives you insight into your patient’s history with a given problem or his/her medical history. This free Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning how to ask questions to your patients using the Have You Ever… in Spanish: ¿Alguna vez ha….? In this lesson you…
Learn Medical Spanish – 16 Organs and Their Functions in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on talking about 16 organs and their functions with your Spanish speaking patients: los órganos y sus funciones. In this lesson you will learn about: The name of these 16 organs in Spanish. The main function of each of them to be able to explain it to…
Learn Medical Spanish – Talking About Palliative Care in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on talking through initial conversation around palliative care in Spanish with your Latino patients: Atención paliativa. Palliative care is a delicate topic as you speak with patients with severe illnesses and you definitely want to make sure you’ve got language support with you as you are discussing…
Learn Medical Spanish – Talking through Signs and Symptoms in Spanish with your patients
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on talking through the different signs and symptoms in Spanish your patient could have when they see you in the clinic. In this lesson you will learn about: Two important Spanish verbs you need to learn in order to talk about signs and symptoms in Spanish. Useful…
Learn Medical Spanish – Discussing Back Pain in Spanish
This free Medical Spanish lesson focuses on discussing back pain in Spanish: el dolor de espalda. In this lesson I teach on common causes of back pain anatomy of the back and areas that are commonly painful pain descriptions in Spanish common tests and procedures to assess back pain Here is the Medical…
Learn Medical Spanish – Discussing Headaches in Spanish
This Free Medical Spanish lesson focuses on discussing headaches in Spanish: el dolor de cabeza. In this lesson, we’re discussing stress headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, sinus pain, strokes, concussions and vision problems. For each cause of headaches, I’m sharing a basic description in Spanish and some simple tests and procedures. Here is the…
Learn Medical Spanish – Questions and Phrases to Assess Child Abuse and Neglect in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning how assess child abuse and neglect in Spanish. This is a delicate topic requested by a community member who wanted to know the best vocabulary to talk about child abuse and neglect in Spanish with Spanish speaking parents (and children) in a respectful way that…
Learn Medical Spanish – How To Talk About and Evaluate Chest Pain in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on talking about and evaluating chest pain in Spanish: el dolor de pecho. Here is the Medical Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right away! Download Chest Pain in Spanish Notes TODAY…
Learn Medical Spanish – Less Common Causes of Abdominal Pain in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning how to talk about the less common causes of abdominal pain in Spanish: Causas menos comunes del dolor abdominal. Here is the Medical Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest…
Learn Medical Spanish – How To Talk About Abdominal Pain in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning how to talk about abdominal pain in Spanish: dolor abdominal o dolor de estómago. Some time ago, we talked about how to talk about pain in Spanish, so in this case we are going to be more specific and talk about abdominal pain and the…
Latino Culture & Healthcare: Natural Medicines, Home Remedies & Alternative Treatments
This is the last topic related to Latino Culture & Healthcare. In this case doña Sandra and I were talking about natural medicines, home remedies & alternative treatments some Latino patients tend to take while getting medical attention. In general, the rule of thumb with alternative medicine is to recognize their use, assess whether…
5 Tricky Medical Spanish Words: Stop, Failure, Stay, Keep & Free
This free Medical Spanish lesson focuses on understanding the different meanings of these 5 tricky medical Spanish words: Stop, Failure, Stay, Keep, and Free Some time ago, we talked 4 tricky medical words in Spanish: back, butt, rate, and screen. In this case, I have added 5 new ones I think you…
Latino Culture & Healthcare: Allowing Enough Time and Space for your Latino Patients
This is the fourth topic related to Latino Culture & Healthcare. In this case doña Sandra and I were talking about allowing enough time and space for your Latino patients to build a positive rapport with you… Some of the questions that doña Sandra addressed in this conversation are: How important is it…
Latino Culture & Healthcare: The Influence of Religion and Faith with your Latino Patients
This is the third topic related to Latino Culture & Healthcare that I discussed with doña Sandra while on Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica. Faith and Religion may play a more important role in the perspective of your Latino Patient than you might expect. In this video, Sandra and I discuss different…
Body Parts and 31 Medical Spanish Prepositions Explained
This Medical Spanish Video Viernes lesson focuses on explaining the Body Parts and how to use 31 Medical Spanish Prepositions. Also, at the end of the post, you should find other prepositions you could find useful. They are not so common as those ones I explained in the video but you could…
Latino Culture & Healthcare: Latino Patients and the Influence of Families
This is the second topic related to Latino Culture & Healthcare. In this case doña Sandra and I were talking about Latino Patients and the influence of families. Specifically, the importance of family and its influence on Latino patients. Some of the questions that doña Sandra addressed are: What is the meaning…
Latino Culture and Healthcare: Authority and Power Differences between Providers and Patients
The fact that many Latino patients view healthcare providers as an authority figure affects the relationship you have with your patients. This conversation is intended to help you understand this perspective, lower barriers between you and your patients, and give you some language tools to help you involve your patients in care…
Learn Medical Spanish – Irregular Present Tense Verbs in Spanish for Healthcare Context
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning the conjugations of Irregular Present Tense Verbs in Spanish for healthcare. There are a handful of very common irregular medical Spanish verbs that you use every day with patients. Here is the video lesson about Medical Spanish Irregular Present Tense Verbs that I taught to…
Learn Medical Spanish – Regular Present Tense Verbs in Spanish For Healthcare Context
This free Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning and understanding the use of the Regular Present Tense Verbs in Spanish for healthcare context. Here is the video lesson about the Regular Present Tense Verbs in Spanish that I taught to the Facebook group. Download Regular Present Tense Verbs in Spanish Notes TODAY Empezamos…
Learn Medical Spanish – Reflexive Verbs in Spanish
This free Medical Spanish lesson focuses on Reflexive Verbs in Spanish. In this lesson, I teach what most of the Me’s, Te’s & Se’s in everyday Spanish conversation are and how to use them. Here is the reflexive verbs in Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Download Reflexive Verbs in Spanish…
Learn Medical Spanish – How to talk to Children in Spanish (in the clinical setting)
This Medical Spanish Video Viernes lesson focuses on how to talk to children in Spanish. When working with adults, you’re always using the “usted” form of verbs, but in the clinical setting with children, using the “tú” form is perfect. In this Vídeo Viernes lesson I share how the Tú form shows…
Learn Medical Spanish – How to take Female OB Gyn History in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on taking an OB Gyn history in Spanish. This is an in-depth discussion around delicate topics that you need to be able to discuss with your female patients. In this video I break down the typical Ob-Gyn history in Spanish into easy sections and detail the vocabulary…
Learn Medical Spanish – How to Talk Through a Gynecologic Exam in Spanish
El examen ginecológico | The gynecological exam in Spanish This Medical Spanish lesson includes all the vocabulary and common phrases you need to talk through the gynecologic exam in Spanish. We cover high frequency Spanish vocabulary for female exams including, verbs, female anatomy, common tools and supplies for GYN visits and useful phrases. Here…
Learn Medical Spanish – Present Tense Stem Changing Verbs in Spanish for healthcare context
This free Medical Spanish lesson focuses on Present Tense Stem Changing Verbs in Spanish for healthcare context. It’s great that verbs follow a predictable pattern for conjugations in Spanish, but there is a type of verb called a stem-changing verb in Spanish. In this lesson I teach how stem changing verbs work…
4 Tricky Medical Spanish Words You Need To Know About
In a world of double entendre, multiple meanings and delicate medical topics, it’s important to be certain about the words you’re using with patients as you speak Spanish. This free Medical Spanish lesson focuses on understanding the different meanings of these 4 tricky medical Spanish words, that way you can use them…
Medical Spanish Connecting Words
Connecting Words for Clinical Conversations in Spanish When you’re learning another language it’s often times the little words that you feel like you’re missing and that keep you from being able to communicate like a well educated human :). You’re usually so focused on the big idea and the main point of…
Good Charity: Development vs Relief
In this Medical Spanish lesson we discuss the difference between Relief and Development when getting involved in communities and doing charitable giving. Here is the video discussion from our Facebook group Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right away! This lesson on good…
Learn Medical Spanish – Discussing Diagnoses in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on Discussing Diagnoses in Spanish, including simple diagnosis vocabulary, tips for communicating more serious diagnoses and strategies for checking patient understanding Here is the Discussing Diagnoses in Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get…
Knee Pain in Spanish: Symptoms, Exam, and Diagnosis
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on talking about Knee Pain in Spanish to your Spanish speaking patients, including topics such as the history of the knee pain, physical exam and diagnosis. Here is the Knee Pain in Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all…
Special uses of ESTAR in Spanish (Verb To Be)
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on explaining the special uses of Estar (Verb To Be) in Spanish for being able to use it when talking your Spanish speaking patients. Here is the Special uses of ESTAR in Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see…
Learn Medical Spanish – Explaining Prenatal Care in Spanish
This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on explaining Prenatal Care concepts and treatments in Spanish to your Spanish speaking patients. Here is the Prenatal Care in Spanish lesson I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right away! Download…