Medical Spanish in Arenal

Learn medical Spanish in with the longest running medical program in all of Costa Rica.

The AEC Medical Spanish program in Arenal is designed for students who are independent and looking to really kick their language and medical experience up notch. With all one on one teaching instruction the language and medical classes are designed to work directly on ones learning level. With three medical options to choice from students are offered a more advanced experience than at our other campuses.

The Standard Medical Program

The Standard medical program is set up with either a Standard or Intensive Language class in the mornings and with the medical component in the afternoon. Medical students have private instruction two afternoons a week with Dr. Arias at he own clinic. He goes over medical terminology, patient interviews and clinical procedures. One other afternoon a week students will shadow Dr. Arias during patient interviews and appointments.

10/10 Spanish and Medical rotation

This program is designed with 10 hours of private language instruction and 10 hrs of one on one medical instruction. This program is designed for Intermediate level language students.

Private Medical Rotation

20 hrs of private medical rotation at Dr Arias clinic. No language instruction is part of this rotation. This option is for Intermediate level language students. For the 20 hr rotation students must go through an interview process to enter the program.

Program Details

  • Kaiser Permanente approved!
  • Supervised by our of our staff of doctors and medical preceptors.
  • Class placement is based on a student’s current Spanish fluency level.
  • Students can work directly with a Costa Rican doctor.
  • Students that cannot attend a full four-week program can enroll for fewer weeks.

  • The weekly structure of the program is presented in weekly blocs of interrelated subject matter.
  • Beginning level students can begin on the Medical start dates at either Playa Dominical or Turrialba.

2020 Medical Start dates:

January 6
February 3
March 2
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 22
July 20
August 17
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 7

How to Register

Contact our registration coordinator, Jeff Garrison, for more information and assistance with booking your course sessions.

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Inquiry Form

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