The Medical Spanish Program at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca is designed to give medical professionals a broad base in the Spanish language with built-in medical vocabulary components through a language learning process of total immersion.

20-Hour Program

The program emphasizes communication (largely oral) so that as a medical practitioner you are able to evaluate symptoms and explain treatments directly.

Furthermore, during a four-week course, there will be an option to visit 2 clinics in Oaxaca. There are also many local traditional medical practitioners that students may find interesting to visit. If you are interested in aspects of traditional healing, we can put you in contact with various healers to pursue this avenue independently.

The daily schedule for the Medical Program is as follows:

  • Spanish classes (3 hours)
  • Conversation class (1 hour)
  • Workshop focusing on medical terminology (2 hours, Monday-Thursday)