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Course Overview & Target Audience:
The purpose of this educational series is to understand more about Maya indigenous patients’ culture and customs, take medical Spanish skills to the next level, and learn about the culture of Guatemala.
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants and all healthcare providers in all specialties who believe they should have a better understanding of medical spanish to provide better patient care.
Upon completion of the activity, the participant should be able to:
- Employ medical Spanish including specific terminology and verbs as well as asking common questions
- Collect clinical data from Spanish\speaking patients to determine social and family history, medical history, execute physical examination, and communicate diagnosis and follow\ups
- Describe diseases and chronic health issues that are prevalent in rural Latin America through lectures by hospital faculty and patient review
- Explain the general social context and common cultural characteristics of general Spanish speaking patients
- Effectively take a cultural history and observe cultural characteristics of individual patients
Accreditation & Designation of Credit:
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.