Our Medical Spanish program gives future doctors the skills needed overcome the challenges a language barrier can present when communicating with a patient.

With a gift from the Batten Educational Achievement Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, EVMS established the Spanish Bilingual Clinician Certificate & Longitudinal Service Learning Program, incorporating curriculum recognized by the National Institutes of Health. Our aim is to increase the number of Spanish-speaking physicians in Hampton Roads.

Our medical and health professions students perform rotations with Spanish-speaking physicians, visit areas with Spanish-speaking populations and take part in a clinical Spanish immersion rotation for a capstone project.

Click here to report your service hours for Medical Spanish.

For additional details on Medical Spanish, click here to download the handout.

You may also contact Community-Engaged Learning or faculty lead Dr. Alexandra Leader for any additional questions.

Medical Spanish dinner and conversation event.

A small group of Medical Spanish students share Latino culture at a Cenar y Charlar event at Dr. Leader's home.