Medical Spanish

Publication ID Published Volume
9171 May 8, 2012 8


In this web-based module, medical students work through lessons that will help them to communicate conversationally with Spanish-speaking patients in a clinical setting. It contains ten individual lessons on topics that include “Getting Started with Medical Spanish,” “Cardiovascular Pulmonary Exam,” “Treating the Patient,” OB/GYN Exam,” and others. The results of the pre- and posttest were compared to determine if the course was effective. The students took an attitude survey at the end of the course so that we could assess their impression of the course. Based on the results of the small-group evaluation, it was determined that the course was effective and that students liked the course. The course functions as designed when using the recommended browsers. Data collection from the course tests was successful in Blackboard.


Cesari W, Brescia W, Harricharan Singh K, et al. Medical spanish. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2012;8:9171.

Contains Information Suitable for Patient Education

Educational Objectives

By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define given Spanish vocabulary words and phrases.

  2. Identify the appropriate Spanish vocabulary and grammar for a given setting or situation.

  3. Role-play the use of medical Spanish vocabulary in a simulated clinical setting.


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