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RIOS Associates has been successfully presenting its Medical Spanish Language and Cultural Competency / Sensitivity Workshop for CME credits throughout the United States since 1983 for Doctors, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, CNAs, LPNs and other Medical Personnel. The workshop and material are expressly designed for the Health Care professional. Rios Associates courses, unlike the majority of Medical Spanish courses offered, are not merely conversational Spanish with a “Medical Component” added consisting of some medical terms and vocabulary. Rios’ courses are expressly and exclusively designed for the needs of Medical professionals, whose materials are written, designed and produced for the Health Care Professionals’ immediate practical application with their patients.
Dr. Ríos initially created the program's precepts for the National Health Service Corps during the 1980s. It has steadily grown in development, while keeping abreast of the newest and latest medical discoveries and research, which are reviewed and constantly updated in the materials. This unique immersion training method is based upon the same concepts by which we learned our native tongue. Medical and general Vocabulary are introduced by visual association with the actual item, thus eliminating an entire and irrelevant translation step. Verbs are acted out rather than translated. Grammar terminology such as "indirect object pronoun" is essentially omitted; however the grammar is reinforced by constant repetition. Whenever necessary, grammar concepts are explained in a simple clear and concise manner. Each concept builds upon the previous one, allowing the student to understand how the language is structured while NOT simply memorizing phrases and questions. Thus, one can formulate and put together one's own questions, sentences and explanations for the patient. This is all done through the use of humor, games, role-plays and many group interactions which provide for a dynamic, exciting and supportive learning experience for healthcare professionals.
WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE? Experience, strategically developed materials, as well as caring and innovative instructors do!
Several unique Medical Spanish Workshops have been developed from this system, which are now being offered in:
- 4-day intensive Workshops in several major cities in the Southwest U.S.
- 8-day Intensive Workshops held in La Paz, BCS, Mexico,
- as well as Webinars (internet courses).
For more information, please follow these links: US 4 Day Courses - Mexico Courses - Webinars
To teach Spanish to professionals, particularly medical and health care providers, in order to better serve the Latino community. The "Latino" population is the fastest growing group in the United States, and Health Care Professionals may wish to be prepared to meet the challenge and the needs of this sector of the population by educating themselves in the language and the culture.
520-907-3318 Tamara Ríos, PhD
3729 N. Bay Horse Loop, Tucson, AZ 85719