At monthly Lunch and Learn events, students learn and practice Medical Spanish.
A key component of the doctor-patient relationship is effective communication. That can be challenging when there is a language barrier. Thanks to a gift from the Batten Educational Achievement Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, EVMS was able to establish the Spanish Bilingual Clinician Certificate & Longitudinal Service Learning Program, incorporating curriculum recognized by the National Institutes of Health.
Through the program’s service-learning component, EVMS medical and health professions students perform rotations with Spanish-speaking physicians; visit areas with high concentrations of people who speak Spanish; and take part in a clinical Spanish immersion rotation for a capstone project. The program also offers a clinician certificate in medical Spanish for medical students.
Read about Medical Spanish service learning in EVMS Magazine.
Learn more about EVMS Medical Education Service Learning requirements.
A small group of Medical Spanish students share Latino culture at a Cenar y Charlar event at Dr. Leader’s home.