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About Spanish for the Health Professions


Spanish proficiency is a "highly desirable" characteristic in applicants to almost all medical programs in the United States. The major in Spanish for the Health Professions is designed to increase student competitiveness after graduation in both health care and post-secondary health profession programs.

This major has three core areas of instruction: The Language Core, Health Professions Core, and Culture Core. To ensure real-world proficiency in the Spanish language, students must take an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). The ACTFL OPI, in turn, prepares students for the Medical Interpreter Qualification course and exam.

This major is well suited to the changing needs of Idaho and the United States residents at large. There are many possible employment opportunities in Idaho alone, from Health Care Administration and social work to banking and finance.

Welcome to a new opportunity for success!