Medical Spanish

Publication ID Published Version
9171 May 8, 2012 1


Medical students will work through lessons that will help them to communicate conversationally with Spanish-speaking patients in a clinical setting.
1. The learner will define given Spanish vocabulary words and phrases.
2. The learner will identify the appropriate Spanish vocabulary and grammar for a given setting or situation.
3. The learner will role-play the use of medical Spanish vocabulary in a simulated clinical setting.


Cesari W, Brescia W, Harricharan Singh K, Oni A, Cheema A, Coffman C, Creek A, Torres C, Mencio M, Clayton S, Weaver C, Weaver J. Medical Spanish. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2012. Available from:​publication/​9171​10.15766/​mep_2374-8265.9171

Contains Information Suitable for Patient Education

Educational Objectives

When successfully completing the training learners will be able to successfully do each of the following in Spanish:

  1. Welcome Patient/Chief Complaint/Numbers
  2. Name Body Parts
  3. Use Signs and Symptoms /Useful Phrases
  4. Name Diseases/Red Flag Phrases
  5. Properly use Medications and Navigate the Hospital
  6. Perform HEENT Exam
  7. Perform Musculoskeletal Exam
  8. Perform Neurological Exam
  9. Perform OBGYN Exam
  10. Perform Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Exam


  • Useful Phrases, Red Flag Phrases, Spanish Vocabulary, Health Equity Research


  • Medical
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine


  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
  • Professionalism

Professional Interest

  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Diversity/Cultural Competency
  • Health Equity Research
  • Instructional Materials/Methods

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Learning
  • Tutorial

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Exam
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Medical Student
    • Nursing Student


  • Multimedia
  • Virtual Patient

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