Spanish for Health Care Professionals

Given the large Spanish-speaking population in the Las Vegas area, the need for current and future health care professionals to speak Spanish has never been greater. Studies show that when providers speak some Spanish, the patient-provider relationship improves, patient compliance is better, outcomes are better, and patient satisfaction is better.

This series will train current and future medical professionals (nurses, pharmacists, physicians, dentists, physical therapists, medical assistants, etc.) to speak and understand Spanish in a health care setting by focusing on oral communication and listening strategies. You can expect to learn general medical vocabulary, beginning grammar structures, pronunciation, communication strategies, and cross-cultural issues.

Knowing Spanish will help you provide better care to Spanish-speaking patients and bolster your resume if you are seeking employment or applying to graduate, professional, or medical school.