Sample Schedule

Day 1
  • Introduction to Medical Spanish
  • How to take a Medical, Social, Occupational and Family History.
  • Immunizations.
  • Screening of a film as an introduction to Maya traditional culture followed by a walking tour of village with local guide.
Day 2
  • Physical exam, chief complaint, treatment, follow up, lab, and systems vocabulary.
  • Discussion of challenges to managing chronic disease in the context of the Maya belief system.
Day 3
  • Medications, contraception and pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding.
  • Luncheon presentation by Hospitalito social worker on healthcare decision-making process within families.
Day 4
  • Poisoning, drug and alcohol abuse, physical and sexual abuse, rape, AIDS.
  • Geriatrics.
  • Infectious diseases in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Screening of film and discussion about women's health issues in Guatemala.
Day 5
  • Psychiatric care in Latin America
  • Diseases in the developing world
  • Simulation in a clinical setting