Learn Medical Spanish | Medical Spanish Course in Panama

Medical Spanish will help you do your job better

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals!

Be able to communicate and provide high quality care!

  • Contents: from essential phrases to specialized terminology each medical Spanish class is tailored to your needs. We offer classes customized for physicians, specialists, residents, medical students, physicians assistants (PAs), hospital and office nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), hospital managers, medical assistants, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, midwives...
  • Structure: 2 - 6 hours of medical Spanish classes p/day, OR 4 hours of general group lessons + 1 or 2 extra hours of private medical Spanish p/day.
  • Rates: $175 - $575 USD per week. Medical Spanish rates per week improve the more weeks you sign up for.
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For those doctors, medical students or healthcare staff in general, who would like to volunteer or have an internship (practicum) at a hospital or health clinic in Central America, it can be arranged as long as we receive your volunteering interview, complete résumé (CV) and a transcript of the highest or current level of medical education completed and/or a scanned copy of your medical license. You can also volunteer with the Floating Doctors. Depending on the length of your Medical Spanish Immersion Program you might be a volunteer at a MINSA (Panama's Ministry of Health) rural clinic in Bocas del Toro or Boquete, Panama, the Caja de Seguro Social in Boquete, or at one of the public hospitals in David or Panama City. Your responsibilities will depend on your medical education, experience, level of proficiency in the Spanish language (YOU NEED TO AT LEAST HAVE A BASIC CONVERSATIONAL LEVEL OF SPANISH) and on what your supervisor decides. Some participants will be allowed to shadow doctors, others will be asked to contribute with administrative tasks and yet other will be able to have a more hands-on role. Remember, you're here to practice your Medical Spanish and to help in anyway that's needed. Don't forget to bring your own lab coat!

Course Contents

The Importance of Medical Spanish
Health professionals who interact with Spanish speakers are more capable to do their job if they know Spanish

Any medical professional knows that in order to diagnose with precision, one needs the whole picture. The patient's symptoms, lab tests and physical examinations only give you a portion of it, but without being able to clearly understand the patient's past and current symptoms and his or hers clinical history, you could take more time than what is really necessary to diagnose or you could even misdiagnose.

Being able to directly and effectively communicate with your patient and his/her family without the need of a medical interpreter will definitely enable you to not only make a personal connection with your patient but to also provide him or her with the medical health care that you're really capable of providing. And lets face it, sometimes something very important could get lost in translation when using a medical Spanish interpreter.

Course Contents for Specific Medical Professions and Specialties

The following table provides a general outline for several of our Medical Spanish Courses depending on your specific profession. Depending on your current Spanish level you might not need to cover some topics or might need to work on your general Spanish skills before tackling others. The general course contents is designed to be covered in 40 to 60 hours of lessons: from 2 - 3 weeks assuming you already have a lower intermediate level of Spanish proficiency, B1. If you're a beginner or don't know any Spanish, you should first reach an intermediate level of Spanish before joining this medical course. Certain topics, medical terminology and vocabulary related to a specific specialty can increase the length of your medical Spanish program.

Course Contents for Medical Spanish Courses
Physicians, Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners Hospital Nurses Office Nurses Physical Therapists Medical Assistants Emergency Responders
Social Aspects: Introductions, Greetings, Farewells and Courtesies Initial Contact
Communication Aids & Resources Controlling the Scene
Medical, Social and Family Clinical History Personal Life & Family Connections Reception Assessing Patient Orientation Reason for Visit Scene Safety
Symptoms: General, Skin, Eyes and Ears, Nose and Throat, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Reproductive, Urinary, Musculoskeletal, Endocrine/Hematologic, Neurological, Psychiatric, Trauma Patient Orientation within Room and Hospital Insurance Assessing Patient Comfort On the Telephone Crowd Control
Vaccinations Patient Comfort, Pain and Discomfort Patient Information with Patient & Family Patient Information
Medications Numbers Basic Information & Family Ambulation Insurance What Happened?
Allergies Taking Vitals Numbers Billing & Payments Clearing a Building
Personal Life and Family Connections Visiting Hours Blood Draw Working Conditions & Daily Activities Paperwork Pain and Discomfort
Physical Examination: General, Skin, Eyes and Ears, Nose and Throat, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Reproductive, Urinary, Musculoskeletal, Endocrine/Hematologic, Neurological Pre and Post-Operative Care Family Members Triage Chest Pain
Procedures: Drawing Blood, Urine Sample, IV Ambulation Physical Examination Injury Waiting Abdominal Pain
Diagnosis and Treatment Basic Commands General Commands Talking about Family Head Trauma
Numbers Positioning and Cleansing Other Tests Exercises Taking Vitals Heat and Cold
Dosage and Instructions Lifting Blood Draw Automobile Accidents
Lab tests Medications Primary Complaint Other Tests Poisoning, Stings and Bites
Poisoning, Stings and Bites Neck and Shoulder Medications Drugs and Alcohol
Preventive Health and Motivation Hand and Wrist Dosage and Instructions On-Scene Treatment and Refusal of Treatment
Concluding Visit Lab Tests Injuries Hip and Knee Prescriptions Allergic Reactions & Breathing Problems
Specialty Related Topics, Vocabulary and Spanish Skills Food & Drink Using the Walker Motivation Diabetes
Pregnancy Crutch Training Office Hours Childbirth
Maternity Stairs Making Appointments Burns
Discharge Concluding Visit Preventive Health and Motivation Referrals Seizure and Strokes
  Ending the Visit Transport

Physicians must let us know if they have a specialty in order to cover specialized vocabulary, terminology and Spanish skills related to their specific specialty during their medical Spanish program. Or if you would like to focus on a specific area of your medical Spanish just let us know. We have plenty of experience preparing Medical Spanish Courses for Gynecologists, Orthopedists, Pediatricians, Neurologists, Oncologists, Nurses, Hospital Managers, etc. We can also prepare your Medical Spanish Classes to cover ethical topics and current health care policies can also be discussed or debated in class.

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The specific contents of your medical Spanish course will depend on your current Spanish level and on your specific area of expertise. As Medical Spanish is provided through private Spanish lessons, your course will be adapted to your specific medical Spanish needs. If you would also like to have group lessons to work on your general Spanish skills and then add some extra private lessons to work on your medical Spanish, that can also be done. Contact us for more info.
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Course Structure

Course Length & Spanish Proficiency Requirements
Each Medical Spanish Course is designed to suit each medical Spanish students' needs

Our general curriculum for medical Spanish (without specialty topics or vocabulary) is designed to be covered in 40 to 60 hours of lessons (2 - 3 weeks of medical Spanish classes), assuming that you already have a lower intermediate level of conversational Spanish (B1).

If you're a beginner or don't know any Spanish, we will help you work on your general Spanish skills and at the same time we will introduce medical Spanish into your lessons according to the progress you're making, mainly with your conversational skills.

Class Options: Group and Private Lessons

Medical Spanish Classes are provided through private Spanish lessons. Students can have from 2 - 6 hours of private Spanish lessons per day, from Monday to Friday. Another option is to join our Group 4 PLUS 1/2 Course. This is a great option (independently of your current Spanish level), if you would also like to work on your general Spanish skills and easily meet and interact with other students at our Spanish schools. In this way you'll have 4 hours of group lessons to work on your general Spanish skills, and then 1 or 2 extra hours or private lessons each day to work on your medical Spanish.

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If you don't know any Spanish, in order to fully benefit from our Medical Spanish Courses, it can take you from 6 to 9 weeks of Spanish lessons to reach our lower intermediate level of Spanish, B1 (if you would like to speed up the process, you can consider joining our Spanish Immersion Program by also living with a local host family while studying Spanish at our schools). If you're not sure about your current Spanish level, please complete our Online Placement Test (upon arrival we will also interview to assess your conversational skills) and we'll get back to you and let you know where exactly you're at. To have a better understanding about our level system please click here...
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Course Rates

DON'T MISS OUT: CURRENT PROMOTIONS, CONTESTS, NEWS AND DISCOUNTS!!!
  1. Summer Immersion in Panama: FREE TOUR EACH WEEK when you Book 4 Weeks or more of Spanish Lessons starting between June 5 - August 28th 2017: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...
  2. Volunteer / Work Exchange: Permaculture Expert Needed in Bocas del Toro: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...
  3. How to Book a Dirt Cheap Flight to Panama? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...

From $11.50 - $22.50 per hour (click here for PRICE CHARTS...)
The rates for medical Spanish lessons depend on how many hours you have, how many weeks you sign up for and which type of classes you have

Rates for medical Spanish classes go from $175 - $575 USD per week. The actual rate per week depends on:

  • how many hours of lessons you have each week (10 - 30)
  • if you have private lessons only or a combination of group and private lessons
  • the amount of weeks you sign up for (the longer the length of your medical Spanish study, the more convenient the rate you have access to)

Below you'll find the prices for the following course options:

At Habla Ya we know it's not easy to pay for something that you haven't seen, in a far distant country, miles and miles away, so you can save your spot with just a $99 deposit and PAY THE REST UPON ARRIVAL! After you Sign Up & Register!, we'll confirm your booking details via email and send you a secure link to reserve your spot. Your $99 deposit will count towards tuition - Spanish lessons, or in case of "no-show" or cancellation within 1 week of start date, will be considered a cancellation fee. Just as most small businesses, we're greatly impacted by last minute cancellations, as it's difficult to assign your spot to someone else, so please let us know asap if your plans change and we'll reimburse your $99 if you let us know with at least 7 days in advance of your start date.

Rates for Medical Spanish through Private Lessons
Amount of weeks more weeks means lower rate per/week...
Hours per Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Each Extra Week
10 $225 $395 $575 $755 $925 $1095 $1275 $1425 $1595 $1755 $175
15 $325 $575 $845 $1095 $1355 $1595 $1825 $2075 $2275 $2475 $245
20 $395 $755 $1095 $1425 $1755 $2075 $2355 $2595 $2825 $3095 $295
25 $485 $925 $1355 $1755 $2125 $2475 $2795 $3095 $3375 $3735 $365
30 $575 $1095 $1595 $2075 $2475 $2825 $3225 $3595 $4015 $4425 $435

Prices are in US Dollars.


SIGN UP NOW & REGISTER FOR MEDICAL SPANISH LESSONS... Rates for Medical Spanish through Group 4 PLUS
Amount of weeks more weeks means lower rate per/week...
Type of Course 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Each Extra Week
Group 4 PLUS 1 $375 $695 $1025 $1325 $1595 $1925 $2175 $2395 $2595 $2795 $275
Group 4 PLUS 2 $475 $895 $1325 $1695 $2125 $2450 $2725 $3075 $3355 $3595 $355

Prices are in US Dollars.


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Please note that there is no separate registration fee for our Spanish courses. A $99 deposit, which goes toward your tuition, is required to secure your spot after you Sign Up & Register. Rates include: registration, level test, class materials and handouts, wifi internet connection at the school, certain cultural & social activities and access to all of the school's facilities. A textbook for your level is included when you sign up for at least 20 hours of lessons, and a course certificate is included when you sign up and attend for at least 60 hours of lessons. Any of our six textbooks (for our six levels) can also be purchased for $25 USD.
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