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Latino Health Pathway
The Latino Health Pathway provides an enriched learning experience over the four years of medical school for those students with intermediate and advanced Spanish language proficiency (written and spoken) interested in developing language, cultural and clinical skills to work with Spanish speaking patients, families, and communities, through additional courses, electives, as well as clinical, international, and community-based activities. This Pathway is a student-initiated and student- coordinated curriculum with faculty Director and others. Admission to the Pathway is through a competitive application process. Enrollment is limited to 10 students each year.
- To develop spoken and written skills in medical/clinical Spanish, knowledge and sensitivity about Spanish culture, and healthcare issues relevant to the diverse population of Latinos in the Rochester area
- To consolidate and develop clinical skills in taking a history and performing a physical exam in Spanish so that students can work competently and effectively in clinical settings with Spanish speaking patients
- To strengthen the relationship between medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the local Latino community
- To provide opportunities for clinical electives locally and internationally in Spanish speaking communities
Students will have an opportunity to meet with the Pathway Director to learn about the Latino Health Pathway program in November of Year 1.
You can read more about the Latino Health Pathway requirements and deadlines.
For Additional Information
Jimena Cubillos, MD
Assistant Professor - Department of Urology
Director, Latino Health Pathway