Spanish for Health Professionals Online Program with Practicum in Nicaragua


Dear Friend of our Nica Clinic,

The Spanish for Health Professionals Certificate (SHP) is a specialized online program designed to improve working knowledge of medical Spanish and cultural competence. Geared toward current and future health professionals with basic to no Spanish language background.

The practicum in Nicaragua involves volunteering at our Clinic.

Class Hours:  35 hours per class or 140 hours for 4-course certificate 
CEU Credit:  3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) awarded per class

Course Duration:  5 weeks per course

May 22 – June 25, 2017 Medical Spanish Essential
June 26 – July 30, 2017 Cultural Competence in Health Care (taught in English with Spanish nuances)
September 2017 Medical Spanish Informative
November 2017 Medical Spanish Communicative
January 2018 International Clinical Practicum in Nicaragua (8-day trip) optional

Grading: pass/fail and individual classes can be taken and in any order

Tuition:  $1500 per course (10% discounted scholarship for CUA alumni,

Catholic affiliated hospitals, clinics, universities, etc.)

Contact:  Jennifer, 202 319-5265

Apply here:  MSPS Admissions

Admissions Contact:  Joseph McDonald,, 202 319-6667


Click here to see the program flier.