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Department: MEFAM-Family and Community Medicine
Course: 408B-Medical Spanish II

Course Director: Valory N. Pavlik, Ph.D.
Course Faculty: Valory N. Pavlik, Ph.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 2
Min. Number of Students:Max: 20
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1.5
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-1 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
(Previously 420-408B) The course is offered in recognition of the language barrier experienced by medical students with little or no previous Spanish language training in communicating with Spanish-speaking patients.
Learning Activities
Instruction focuses on development of sufficient audio-lingual skills to conduct a simple history and physical in Spanish. Attention is given to significant aspects of the culture in the local Spanish-speaking population.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Valory Pavlik
Contact Phone: 713-798-3639
Contact Fax:
Contact Location: 3701 Kirby Drive, Room 600
Address: BCM700

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