Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Medical Spanish Immersion

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This course is intended for students who already have basic communication skills in Spanish. The general aim of the course is to extend studentsí ability to communicate on a wider range of topics. Classes emphasize the active acquisition of grammatical structures and vocabulary.

Students are encouraged to apply early as enrollment is limited due to the clinical nature of the program.

MEDSPAN 555 (6) | Spanish for Health Professionals, Language Immersion Course

Specifically designed for premedical students and health professionals, this course aims to improve physician-patient interactions with Spanish-speaking patients. The syllabus includes grammatical constructions, specific vocabulary, and cultural topics needed to improve Spanish skills within the field of health. The combination of the experience at the hospital and class instruction will allow students to overcome the language barrier, acquiring Spanish rapidly and increasing cultural competency.

The language course at the Universidad de Belgrano will consist of both Spanish language instruction in the classroom and health care lectures. Additional hours will also be reflected through language usage in clinical rotation. Two levels of Spanish instruction are offered; students at the higher language level will be given advanced assignments to correspond with their degree of proficiency to augment their medical Spanish language acquisition. Through participation in this program, students earn a total of 6 U.S. semester credits. To be eligible, candidates must already have an Intermediate level of Spanish and will take a written placement test online. The course meets Monday through Thursday in the afternoon and takes a total of 60 hours to complete.

Clinical Rotation at FLENI (Center for Neurological Rehabiliation)

(MED SPAN 556) Practicum de Salud-Clinical Rotation at FLENI

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the clinical experience needed to consider pursuing a career in medicine while learning about the medical healthcare system in Argentina. Shadowing a doctor is a great opportunity to have an inside look at hospital life, as it will expose students to a range of specialties, developing professional skills. The clinical practicum is framed within a larger course, which aims to promote reflection, including debate sessions, research projects, oral presentations, and visits to health institutions. Students will be assigned to specific medical areas, e.g. Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, and Neurology, depending on the hospitalís vacancies, and they will also benefit from the calendar of events at the hospital, including Medical Grand Rounds.


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