hey all, given that there are a lot of hospitals where half or more of the patients do not speak a word of english, i was curious if spanish is a de facto requirement at their residency programs, or do you just have to rely on translators all the time? and even if you do learn spanish, is it enough to get by on? i've talked to students who were 'fluent' in spanish, but still needed translators because the history was just too difficult to translate. im thinking of trying to learn this summer while i still have free time before starting med school next year, and was wondering if it would be a waste of time. thanks!