Medical Spanish Minor

College of Liberal Arts
Medical Spanish Minor

Elevate Your Career in Healthcare with the Medical Spanish Minor

In today’s increasingly diverse healthcare landscape, effective communication with patients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds is crucial for providing quality care. The Medical Spanish minor at Benedictine University equips you with the linguistic and cultural competencies essential to thrive in the healthcare field.

With its emphasis on language skills and cultural knowledge, the Medical Spanish minor is a valuable asset for careers in medicine, social work, emergency response, and other healthcare-related fields. You’ll gain a competitive edge in the job market and be prepared to effectively serve a diverse patient population.

Join Benedictine University’s Medical Spanish minor and elevate your career prospects in the healthcare field. With our rigorous curriculum and emphasis on cultural competency, you’ll be prepared to make a significant difference in the lives of Spanish-speaking patients and communities.

Master Medical Terminology and Communication

Benedictine University’s rigorous curriculum immerses you in the language of medicine, enabling you to confidently engage with patients, healthcare professionals, and community members who speak Spanish. You’ll gain proficiency in medical terminology, symptom identification, patient history taking, and providing clear explanations of treatment plans and procedures.

Beyond language skills, the Medical Spanish minor delves into the cultural nuances that influence healthcare interactions. You’ll explore the cultural values, beliefs, and healthcare practices of Spanish-speaking communities, empowering you to provide culturally sensitive and patient-centered care.

The Medical Spanish minor can be seamlessly integrated with a variety of majors, including health science, biology, criminal justice, and nutrition. This combination enhances your expertise in your chosen field while equipping you with the language and cultural skills necessary to excel in a diverse healthcare environment.

Enhance Your Employability and Patient Care

Stand out in the healthcare field with intermediate-mid level proficiency in spoken Spanish, as assessed by the nationally recognized ACTFL oral proficiency exam. Our Medical Spanish minor equips you with the linguistic skills and cultural understanding to confidently communicate with patients, colleagues, and community members from diverse backgrounds.

Develop a deep understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures, including their values, beliefs, and healthcare practices. Our program fosters cultural competence, enabling you to navigate both formal and informal contexts effectively.

Upon successful completion of the oral proficiency exam, you’ll receive a nationally recognized certificate from ACTFL, validating your Spanish proficiency and enhancing your employability.

Elevate Your Career with Medical Spanish Proficiency

Gain a competitive edge in the job market and provide culturally sensitive care to Spanish-speaking patients. Our comprehensive curriculum covers healthcare terminology, symptom identification, patient history taking, and providing clear explanations of treatment plans and procedures.

A medical Spanish minor degree can prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities in the healthcare, social work, and other fields. These opportunities include medical interpreter, community health worker, patient advocate, health educator, social worker, child welfare worker, mental health counselor, immigration social worker, emergency responder, law enforcement officer, and researcher. With the growing demand for bilingual healthcare professionals, a medical Spanish minor degree can open doors to a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Medical Spanish minor program:

  • Medical Spanish I and II
  • Introduction to Medical Interpretation in Spanish
  • Competency in Latino Culture for Health Care
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Advanced Oral Communications

Medical Spanish minor courses

Medical Spanish minor courses include: SPAN

Lisle undergraduate course descriptions

Mesa undergraduate course descriptions

Medical Spanish, Minor – Lisle | Mesa

Spanish, BA – Lisle | Mesa

Spanish, BA with Medical Spanish concentration – Lisle | Mesa

Spanish, Minor – Lisle | Mesa



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