Over the past 8 years Somos Hermanos has trained more than 300 health care providers in Spanish language and cultural competency. Students have participated from universities across the US, from Los Angeles to Montana, and are now putting their skills to use as doctors, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and therapists.
Our programs combine intensive one-on-one Spanish language instruction, family homestays, cultural activities, field trips, expert lectures, and socially relevant volunteering.
All programs are based in Guatemala and the 5-month session includes trips to Mexico and El Salvador.
Somos Hermanos offers two types of programs: a 5-Month Immersion Program which runs twice per year (January to June and July to December) and a 4-Week Summer Program (June to July).
If you want to gain the language skills and cultural competency required to provide quality health care to Latino patients, if you want to open your eyes to new realities, Somos Hermanos is for you.
Want to really learn medical Spanish whist taking clinical rotations in Peru?
The medical Elective Network the only organization around offering a CME accredited medical Spanish program combined with structured clinical rotations at a choice of hospitals.
Since 2011 hundreds of health care students and medical residents have developed their Spanish language skills for a health care environment.
Our programs in Peru include:
20 hours per week medical Spanish program
Clinical rotations in all areas of medicine
Full Spanish immersion with home stay families
Participation on health care missions.
Medical Spanish Program
The program has CME accreditation with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Our program is offered at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Our team of language teachers who rotate classes each hour ensuring classes remain fun and interesting. Classes cover conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pure medical Spanish
Clinical Rotations take place in different hospitals in the colonial cities of Trujillo and Arequipa. Here you can focus on your chosen area of medicine, be that Emergency Medicine in the busiest ER department in the state or Ophthalmology at the most important eye institute in Northern Peru.
Complete Spanish immersion
This is a program for those serious about advancing their medical and general Spanish skills as quickly as possible. Our language program does not stop at the classroom. Whilst in Peru you will stay with great home stay families all just a few minutes' walk from our center. For no extra cost we also offer extra language support at the hospital for those just beginning to learn Spanish.
We partner with a number of NGOs providing surgical missions in Peru. Depending on when you choose to take your elective and medical Spanish program you may have the opportunity to participate on these wonderful trips. We also regularly carry out one-day general health care events with local partners such at the Police and local authorities.
Please do take a look at our website you will find lots more information and detailed testimonials from past participants.
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