WHAT OUR PAST CLASS PARTICIPANTS SAY:
It is a must for any health professional wishing to communicate better with their Spanish-speaking patients.
Glenn T Rogers - MD, author of English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary- Los Angeles, CA
Critical to my practice. Patients are much more trusting and open when you directly communicate with them.
Quentin Shaw DDS - Phoenix, AZ
Great course, extremely valuable.
Wayne True, M.D.- San Diego, CA
I can provide better care since learning to speak Spanish.
Janet Cunningham, MD - Glendale, CA
I have learned a tremendous amount at each of the three Rios workshops that I have attended over the years. I have given Medical lectures in Spanish in México, Argentina and Chile. Many thanks to Rios Associates - they do a great job!
Dr. G. N. Goldberg, Dermatologist - Tucson, AZ
Anyone that works with Spanish speaking patients would benefit from this program. The combination of medical Spanish and cultural information presented is invaluable for all healthcare providers.
Kat Olsson, R.N., Ph.D. - Psych - Sacramento, CA
Rios Associates is without a doubt the most useful medical Spanish CME course. Dr. Rios is a true professional at teaching language and culture pertinent to enhancing the patient-provider interaction.
Isaac Siew, M.D.- Amarillo, TX
Excellent medical Spanish CME training! I loved the class so much that over the years I have taken two more refresher courses to continue to expand my skills.
Rios Associates offers a method of learning that quickly teaches you how to develop a vocabulary and effective method for constructing sentences and is easy to use with your patients. Having the opportunity to participate in the immersion course in La Paz was a wonderful experience!
Claudia Halstead, PA- Rhinebeck, NY
I really enjoyed my medical Spanish course and was very fortunate to have individualized, specialty specific instruction. The addition of cultural details of language and medical practices really helped. Instead of just memorizing words, a context was provided that helped me to internalize the ideas being expressed.
Eric Sklarew, M.D.-Kensington, MD
The Rios Associates trainings not only teach medical Spanish, but offer a true immersion into the culture! Special situations and the essentials are taught enthusiastically to medical providers. The textbook is extremely beneficial and complete. Indeed a worth while course for all specialties and levels of Spanish speakers.
Maureen Reeves Horsley, ARNP, CFNP, CPNP-Graettinger, IA
I found your La Paz, Mexico course to be extremely valuable to my work as Medical Director at a Federally Qualified Health Center here in Fredericksburg, Virginia. My understanding of my patients’ complaints has greatly improved and they respond more positively to instructions they receive directly from me in their own language.
Donald E. Bley, MD, Site Director, Community Health Center of the Rappahannock Region - Fredericksburg, VA
I highly recommend the online intensive with Rios Associates. Our instructor Tamara was terrific: Sharp, attentive and accommodating with plenty of examples and tips relevant to my practice. Even with the online format, the course was engaging and highly interactive. I could not be more pleased with my experience and have recommended Rios Associates to multiple colleagues looking to develop their medical Spanish skills.
Clara Gordon, PA - Truckee, CA
The Denver Medical Society has partnered with Rios Associates to offer Medical Spanish & Cultural Competency classes to our members for two decades and we have always received nothing but the most positive feedback. The fact that many of our members have returned to take additional classes as their skill level advanced speaks to the value and effectiveness of their teaching methods and excellent faculty. Bringing that expertise to online platforms is now meeting the changing needs of our medical community. We look forward to continuing to partner with them to offer the highest quality instruction to our physicians and their staffs.
Kathy Lindquist-Kleissler, Executive Director- Denver Medical Society, Denver, CO.
Rios Associates has delivered medical Spanish language courses online and in person to our primary care providers for over thirty years. Our members love the practical terminology and cultural humility skills covered in a high energy and fun learning environment.
CHAMPS-Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States- Denver, CO
The self-study CME program through Rios Associates is excellent. The book is really well designed. You can start as an absolute beginner and easily learn a basic working foundation of medical Spanish. Meanwhile, those with some existing knowledge of Spanish can get a solid boost in their conversational ability. There is a high yield of CME, which is a huge plus. The live personalized one-on-one training online is a really productive option. With Tamara's help, I was able to create my own "mini-curriculum" to refine specific aspects of medical Spanish on my terms. I would highly recommend Rios Associates. The courses are helpful and practical at all levels from total novice to expert.
Eshwar Kapur, M.D.- San Diego, CA
Rios Associates' medical Spanish immersion program provided our physicians at Kaiser Permanente a wonderful jumpstart to learning medical Spanish to better interact with Spanish speaking patients and their families. This program is excellently run, perfectly executed and with fabulous instructors who were knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and fun. The amount of time balanced between subjects such as medical Spanish and cultural competency was great. This is truly a wonderful experience. Not only did our physicians strengthen their Spanish skills, they also gained a better perspective on treating Spanish speaking patients from different cultural backgrounds in Latin America. I highly recommend this program, their instructors and curriculum! A superb learning experience!