Being in the state of Florida, students from Florida International University's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine see one of the most diverse patient populations in the country. See how FIU is using Canopy Medical Spanish to prepare its students.
This article is a few months old, but should not be forgotten as its message is of consequence. The number of Latino Doctors is not keeping pace with the population.
"Spanish-speaking patients make up a large portion of the demographic with whom I work with on a daily basis.... By increasing our numbers of Spanish speaking practitioners, we lessen the divide between our Spanish speaking patients."
This short article draws attention to importance of fostering a generation of doctors who are equipped to communicate with their patients in Spanish. The importance of communication with patients and instruction in Spanish should be emphasized in undergraduate institutions.
Meet Arthur J. Engler, PhD, RN. Art is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. His academic areas of interest include psychiatric/mental health nursing, and neonatal tertiary care and pediatric primary care. Professor Engler is a member of NAHN, and is passionate about providing nursing students with the skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. He is a nationally certified Bilingual Health Care Provider. We had the pleasure of speaking with Professor Engler a bit about his career, experiences and impetus for teaching a medical Spanish course at UConn, and experience with Canopy’s Medical Spanish Training Course.
Last week, we hosted webinar on how to communicate a Spanish speaking patient during a physical exam. Our co-host was the American Medical Students Association (AMSA). The webinar was watched simultaneously by medical students all over the country and was led by Dr. Cynthia Santos, MD.
Canopy Apps had the honor to run a 1 hour Medical Spanish workshop at the American Medical Student's Association EFPC Philadelphia Conference on Saturday, October 12th, 2013.
We are excited to announce a special initiative with the American Medical Students Association.
Canopy Apps in partnership with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine will presenting the popular Canopy Medical Spanish at the 2013 OMED Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 30 - October 2, 2013.