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Anyone learning Medical Spanish?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by rjhtamu, Jul 7, 2001.

  1. rjhtamu

    rjhtamu Stargazer Royale 7+ Year Member

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    Anyone else out there learning medical spanish either on your own or in a class? I'm volunteering at a local free health clinic and we get a lot of Spanish speaking patients who don't understand English. We're very lucky that our main nurses are fluent in Spanish to translate, and I would like to learn as well. I know basic "survival" Spanish from two years in High School, but not much medical Spanish. Any suggestions, hints, or just advice? Thanks
     
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  3. dwstranger

    dwstranger Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    That's why we come to UAG (Univ. Autonoma de Guadalajara)!! ;)
     
  4. SocialistMD

    SocialistMD Resident Objectivist 10+ Year Member

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    You can buy a cassette/book set called Spanish for Health Care Professionals. It basically has health related vocab, phrases, etc. It is taught at a level for those who have no Spanish basis (me) to understand. If you have any Spanish knowledge it may seem a bit remedial, but it should still accomplish the goal.
     
  5. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    ???

    Have you used this?
     
  6. joojoobeware

    joojoobeware Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm going to my local bookstore to buy the spanish on tapes...
    I know that material on medical spanish is available too!
    Look on amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com
     
  7. rjhtamu

    rjhtamu Stargazer Royale 7+ Year Member

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    Actually, the Spanish for Health Care Professionals is the exact set that I went out and got the other day. It seems like it explains pretty much everything you need to know in an easy and organized manner. I do know a lot of the more general stuff, but I'm learning how much I did need a pretty hefty review too. I'd suggest the books for anyone too.
     
  8. pcl

    pcl Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    dwstranger:

    Do you know if they offer summer or elective options there?

    Thx.
    Laura
     

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