Medical Spanish


Immersive Learning for Real-World Care.

Butler’s Medical Spanish minor will equip you with the language skills needed to work in healthcare careers in Spanish-speaking countries and communities. Each course is taught fully in Spanish, which allows you to be completely immersed in the Spanish language and gain confidence in your ability to communicate. 

Study abroad experiences, internships, and Spanish-speaking rotations will give you additional opportunities to improve your skills first hand.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • BSHS/RX 481 – Introduction to Medical Spanish
  • BSHS/RX 482 – Advanced Medical Spanish 
  • BSHS/RX 489 – Spanish/English Medical Interpretation 
  • BSHS 385 – Healthcare Immersion Abroad
  • BSHS/RX 483 – Medical Spanish Service Learning

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The Butler Advantage

These outcomes highlight the practical, linguistic, and cultural competencies students acquire through the Medical Spanish minor, preparing them for successful and impactful careers in healthcare within Spanish-speaking communities, both domestically and internationally.

Students will develop advanced proficiency in Spanish language skills, allowing them to effectively communicate in healthcare settings and Spanish-speaking communities. Through immersion in the Spanish language and culture, students will gain cultural competence, understanding the cultural nuances and practices relevant to healthcare in Spanish-speaking regions.

Study abroad experiences, internships, and rotations in Spanish-speaking environments will provide practical application of language skills, allowing students to apply their knowledge in real-world healthcare settings.

The ability to work effectively in diverse linguistic and cultural contexts will foster students’ professional development, adaptability, and readiness for a dynamic and multicultural healthcare landscape.

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