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Medical Spanish Immersion Workshop

Sunday, December 08, 2002
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Alicia Brooke Blomgren
Location Details:
1908 Buchanan St. (btwn. Bush & Pine) San Francisco

Full Immersion Medical Spanish Practicum! In the health care field, especially here in California, there are simply not enough Spanish interpreters available to help health care professionals communicate with their Latino patients. Many professionals are adept at picking up some Spanish "on the job", but really need a chance to concentrate on learning it properly, and away from the pressures of the work situation. WEEKEND en español ®offers medical personnel total immersion, hands-on Spanish language One-Day Workshops to help you acquire and sharpen your communication skills with Latinos. Open to people of ALL levels of Spanish ability, our immersion medical events will put even beginning speakers on the right track. We provide specific medical vocabulary and insight for working with the Latino Community. The ratio of students to instructors is kept low to give you individual attention from our staff, which includes Latinos working in various medical fields. Class size is 3-12 participants. You'll have a chance to role-play typical scenarios, as well as ask specific questions particular to your circumstances. Our courses are supplemented by a rich packet of materials that you will use long after the event is over, for reference and further study. These courses have been designed by Ronda Calef, founder and director of WEEKEND en español®, in conjunction with Barbara Newlin, nurse practitioner and AIDS consultant for the World Health Organization, and Dr. Tomás Magaña, 1995 graduate of UCSF Medical School. Medical Spanish Workshop Greetings, body parts and organs, symptoms & conditions, patient interviewing, doing a physical exam, using medical instruments, giving instructions, and some cultural sensitivity. We use lots of props and role playing and also give you a hefty packet of materials to work with when you're on your own. Some prior knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but we encourage all health care professionals who work with the Latino community to join us. Workshops meet from 9 am to 5 pm $175 includes lunch and materials $25 Continuing Education Hours for nurses Advanced Medical Practicum For students who have been to one of our Medical Workshops or regularly use Spanish in the workplace and want more practice, more role-playing, and have new questions and challenges. Workshops may be taken together or seperately. Medical workshops start at 9:00 am and conclude at 5:00 pm. The $175 per workshop fee includes lunch and all materials. An additional $25 per workshop will be charged for nurses requiring CEH.
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