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Medical Spanish Program

About Medical Spanish Program

This elective introduces basic knowledge of medical Spanish. Vocabulary and interactive cases are used to enhance communication skills with Spanish-speaking patients, their families, other health care providers and society.

This elective will provide instruction to introduce and develop the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to facilitate basic communication and negotiate a number of primary difficulties posed by an English-Spanish language barrier between patients and providers.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in Texas A&M University College of Medicine.

Catalog course description

Medical Spanish program elective sign-up form.

Global Health Liaison Contacts

Sharon Alderete
Assistant Director
Phone: 979.436.0515


  • Spanish for Health Care Professionals,4th Edition by William C. Harvey, M.S. ISBN-13: 978-1438006949 ISBN-10: 1438006942
  • Spanish for Health Care Providers, Practical Medical Spanish for Quick and Confident Communication,3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, Joanna Rios, Jose Torres, Tamara Rios ISBN: 978-0-07-184217-4

Medical Spanish Program Faculty

Fernando Vasquez (Lecturer)

Heidy B. Frias Ferreira (Lecturer)

Jorge Sanchez, MD (Lecturer)

Marcela Jiménez, MD (Instructor)

José F. Florez Arango, MD (Lecturer)